Overview

At GEMS Dubai American Academy we are looking for experienced and exuberant Elementary teachers to join us for the start of the 21-22 academic year.  This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate educator who is driven to provide education at an exceptional level to join our world class school.  

Curriculum for students in Grades 1 through 5 emphasizes basic skills in all subject areas and introduces higher level skills to challenge students and stimulate their interests and thinking. The curriculum fosters the concept that learning will be enjoyable and rewarding throughout students’ lives. Our instructional program makes a variety of provisions to support individual learning differences and all teachers strive to meet the needs of all students.  DAA teachers encourage and assist students in becoming active learners, and with integrating their ideas, feelings and experiences into the instructional program.

If you are teacher who strives to challenge your students to reach their personal excellence goals, have high expectations of yourself and your students, and value joy in your classroom, Dubai American Academy is the school for you!  

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A certified teaching qualification at degree level, such as PGCE, PGDE or BEd or equivalent, specializing in Elementary Education
  • At least 2 years’ experience teaching teaching Elementary Homeroom within an American curriculum school
  • Experience in inquiry based, process driven, student learning
  • Sound and demonstrable understanding of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop
  • Appreciation of and dexterity to use purposefully embedded ED-tech 
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for career enhancement 

If you are excited by this opportunity and are keen to apply please ensure to mention in your cover letter if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject/year groups they are qualified to teach.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, school tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity.

Dubai American Academy (DAA) opened in 1998 is GEMS Education’s flagship American school with over 2700 students in grades KG1-12. DAA is a vibrant international community, deeply rooted in a culture of kindness, that creates and empowers leaders and independent thinkers with integrity, character, and drive. The school offers an enriched American curriculum to students of all nationalities culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and/or an American high school diploma. Beyond its rigorous academic program, DAA prepares students to lead successful lives through the exceptional diversity of its community and the extra-curricular and athletic experiences that contribute to the development of the whole person. DAA is the only American school in Dubai that has received an outstanding rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), a distinction the school has since 2011.

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About GEMS Education

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.