Teacher Educator

The Institute of Ismaili Studies - STEP Liaison Unit

Role:  The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) invites applications for the role of Teacher Educator to implement the continuing professional development (CPD) of several hundred secondary teachers, and other staff affiliated with the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), dispersed across many countries across the world. This will entail delivery of IIS-led CPD workshops, online webinars, teacher training and mentoring, and other strategies. The Teacher Educator will plan and facilitate IIS-led initiatives in this area and monitor field based components, including the strengthening of professional communities of learning in the field.  Furthermore, the Teacher Educator will work alongside a team of professionals to support the implementation of the STEP Teacher Assessment process globally.  

Person Profile: You will be an outstanding educational practitioner with a minimum of 5 years of experience in secondary education. You will be educated to a minimum of Master’s Degree level in a field of education, teacher education, teacher development, secondary education or any other closely related field. A degree in Islamic Studies or substantive self-taught familiarity with the subject matter is essential. You will have experience of organising and delivering teacher education and teacher support initiatives. You will be an excellent instructor with solid experience in helping teachers with all aspects of teaching and learning and the deepening of curricular understanding.

Knowledge of IIS’ Secondary Curriculum and understanding of the intellectual perspectives underpinning this curriculum would be an asset. Experience of working with institutions of the Ismaili community, especially ITREBs, would be valuable.  This post is offered as a 3 year fixed term contract with a possibility of renewal.

Background: STEP is a programme of study for practising and prospective teachers.  The mission of STEP is to address the need for professional secondary education teachers by training exceptional graduates into teachers and mentors who can help to shape and inspire future generations and teach the IIS’ Secondary Curriculum to Ismaili students worldwide.

The programme, implemented in collaboration with University of London’s Institute of Education, extends over two academic years and culminates in two postgraduate awards: a Master of Teaching (MTeach) and Master of Arts, Education (Muslim Societies and Civilisations). Following completion of the academic programme in London, participants proceed to an in-service phase as professional secondary teachers in a community-based religious education system.

Organisation: The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is a London-based higher education institution, established in 1977 with the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.

Please apply online with CV and covering letter at www.iis.ac.uk (‘Job Vacancies’ link) where you can also download the job description and person specification.

If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources cgomez@iis.ac.uk.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 April 2017.  

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