Teachers – All subjects

EF Academy | Pasadena, CA

About Job

EF Academy Pasadena is seeking exceptional educators in Science, Math, History, Art, and Languages to help build a stimulating and enriching high school experience for our diverse international student population which represents students from over 60 countries. The successful candidates will embrace EF’s vision for preparing students for a future without borders and possess a proven track record of highly effective teaching. He/she will be flexible, creative, knowledgeable and global minded. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. Teachers support the personal, social and academic development of students in their advisory group and contribute to extra-curricular clubs, service learning and sports programs. We offer on-campus residences for a limited number of faculty.

EF Academy Ethos:

We teach students not classes. We customize every student’s learning journey to maximize their full potential. They gain critical knowledge and skills and put theory into practice through hands-on experience.

Professional Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in teaching or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a teacher.
  • In-depth knowledge of student-centered teaching methods.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and resourceful in creating meaningful learning experiences for students.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Positive attitude and a growth mindset

Key Responsibilities:


  • Teach a full timetable of classes.
  • Hold office hours twice weekly, with at least one hour occurring after the conclusion of the academic day.
  • Act as an advisor to a group of students meeting as a group and individually as scheduled. (see The Role of an Advisor below)
  • Supervise students’ Global Leadership project.
  • Attend curriculum planning meetings, faculty meetings, department meetings, and all assemblies.
  • Participate in professional learning opportunities offered by the school.
  • Serve on committees as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with subject area teachers and/or Department Heads in planning, gathering and sharing resources, and cross grading/standardization.
  • Carry out additional activities, as requested, in line with the general expectations of this job description.
  • Provide coverage as needed.
  • Planning:
  • Plan and teach classes following the USHSD and/or AP curricula for grades 9-12.
  • Design and incorporate student-centered experiential learning experiences that link to classroom learning.
  • Differentiate instruction and assessments for individual student needs.
  • Create instructional materials and classroom resources that support English Language Learners and their learning needs.
  • Create course outlines, bibliographies of suggested resources, and key vocabulary lists.
  • Use a wide range of technologies and creativity when designing units, instructional materials and classroom resources.
  • Keep abreast of curricular developments by reading current literature and syllabus updates.
  • Assessment:
  • Develop competency-based assessment tasks across all curricula that align with Assessment Policy.
  • Design a wide range of formative assessments/ assessments for learning.
  • Utilize student assessment results to guide future planning (data-driven approach).
  • Provide timely and meaningful feedback to students.
  • Prioritize written or verbal feedback that includes the opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and partake in goal setting.

Faculty and staff participation in and contribution to wider life of the school:

As an international boarding school, we believe in the importance of a strong community spirit of support and care. Therefore, all members of the school faculty and staff, regardless of residential status, are expected to engage in life beyond the classroom through clubs, activities, excursions and celebratory events, as well as duties on campus. Please refer to the Residential addendum for additional responsibilities.


  • Run a club or coach a sports team.
  • Participate in student induction and departure week activities.
  • Attend various school events throughout the academic year, including, but not limited to Parents’ Weekend, Graduation, Culture Fair, Lunar New Year, Arts Night, Open House events, the school play(s) and some sporting events, etc.
  • Fulfil weekend duties by joining a residential life team schedule per year or chaperoning weekend activities. (number of weekends depends on residential or non-residential faculty status)
  • Proctor evening study hall. (number of evenings depends on residential or non-residential faculty status)
  • Plan, organize and chaperone a full-day off-campus experiential learning activity/excursion during a weekend per semester.

Advisor responsibilities:

  • Act as a student advisor on all school related issues for a small cohort of students.
  • Promote positive school relationships, with regular communication with family.
  • Lead student health and wellness units.
  • Work with students to guide them as they develop their personalized plans of study.