beo Osaka, International Foundation Year (IFY-NCUK) programme; Maths for Business / Business Studies lecturer. State-of-the-art facilities, abundant resources, very comfortable working space, and opportunities for career development.
beo is an education agency operating two colleges in Osaka and Tokyo. As an agency, beo supports students’ international educational endeavors, including short/long-term study abroad, undergraduate education, postgraduate education, etc., primarily in the U.K., U.S., and Australia. Physically attached to the agencies, beo colleges are housed in stand-alone commercial premises in the centre of each city. Our facilities are state-of-the-art with abundant resources and very comfortable working space (wifi, laptops, central heating/ac, city-center located, etc.). beo offers the NCUK PMP/IFY and other English courses (test prep, conversation classes, proofreading, etc.) to mature/adult learners who are highly motivated and have clear goals associated with their investment in our agency, college, and staff.
Our flagship programs have a robust English for academic purposes (EAP) component and we seek flexible, compassionate, energetic, and highly-qualified educators to provide engaging and thorough programs for our learners and to play a meaningful part in updating our catalogue of offerings. Educators and lessons which are highly student-centered and collaborative are a must.
beo Osaka will be delivering the International Foundation Year (IFY) programme in March 2020 and are recruiting teachers for the NCUK Business Studies and Business Maths position.
Qualifications and Experience
- We are seeking innovative, enthusiastic, and nurturing teachers who are passionate about math and education.
- Direct experience of further and higher education in an international context.
- Experience teaching Mathematics required. Degree in Mathematics strongly preferred.
- A relevant academic qualification at graduate level.
- Relevant teaching experience. (Minimum of two years.)
- The ability to contribute to integrated teaching across the curriculum.
- An understanding of Western (especially the UK) higher education and the needs and requirements of international students.
- A recognised teaching qualification in relevant subject.
- Experience with NCUK programmes.
- Experience of the development of academic programmes.
- Experience of academic assessment and standards, and of quality assurance procedures.
- Experience of teaching non-native speakers of English.
- An understanding and appreciation of private sector education.
- Demonstrable cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
- A commitment to teamwork, to working flexibly and to seeking solutions to problems.
- A record of achievement in teaching.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills including native speaker fluency in English. Numerate and articulate.
- Competence in the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).
- Proven planning and organisational skills and an ability to take initiative within curriculum and policy objectives.
- The ability to contribute to study programme development.
- The ability to set, review and mark formative and summative assessments in line with a published syllabus.
- A record of attention to detail, thoroughness and fairness.
- The ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, work under pressure and, when necessary, with minimal resources.
- Outward looking and student sympathetic.
- A team worker.
- Flexible with the ability to solve problems, to put in the time necessary to do the job, to take decisions and to accept responsibility.
- A willingness to learn, to improve personal teaching effectiveness and adapt.
- Credibility with colleagues and in the wider international academic community.
- Practical with high integrity, honesty and ethical standards.
- Enthusiastic and committed with stamina and a positive attitude.
- Teaching Business Studies, Maths for Business, to a cohort of current and recently graduated Japanese high school students.
- Occasional teaching of mature students.
- Meeting with college subject teams to help with curriculum implementation, instruction, and differentiation.
- Adapt and implement applied math/business curriculum.
- Establish benchmarks and learner and system progress.
- Meet regularly with the Academic Manager and beo Welfare Coordinator for supervision and debriefing.
- Provide lesson plans to supervisor one week in advance for approval.
- Timely and accurate assessment feedback for students, counselors, and Academic Manager (frequency TBD).
- Prepare presentation with students for ‘mid and end of year’ demonstrations.
- Manage classroom using positive behavior management strategies.
- Supporting the students’ social and emotional growth.
- Engage students and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students.
- All teaching takes place on beo Osaka premises.
- Working hours are five days a week, nine hours a day, including an hour for lunch. Teachers are required to work Saturdays and Sundays and three weekdays (ex: 9:00 to 18:00, 10:00-19:00, or 13:00-22:00). The two days-off a week will be the same each week, and are highly likely to be consecutive days (ex: Monday and Tuesdays off each week).
Salary and benefits
- Competitive dependant on experience and qualifications.
1. Enrolment in the Japanese pension scheme.
2. Visa support.
3. Housing and flights are not provided. Assistance will be provided with finding living accommodation (agent contacts, suggested locations, etc.).
4. Attractive Annual leave
5. Annual bonus plan