Job Opportunities

We currently have the following opportunities available for well-qualified applicants to start in the coming months. This year we have seen unprecedented interest in our job postings. Whilst working as quickly as possible, with well over a thousand applicants, delays are inevitable. We will respond as soon as we can.

Head of Residential Life

This role is a leadership role which can be carried out with a teaching commitment in any available subject. The successful applicant will be in charge of a residential community numbering 200 students and supported by 11 other Residential Leaders. This position is on the Moshi campus. Past experience in a residential setting is required. Previous UWC and/or IB experience is preferred. UWC East Africa is a mission driven school and applicants should have a personal philosophy with a strong alignment to our guiding statements. This role will have a partial teaching commitment in line with some of our other vacancies.

Part Time Music Position

Position teaching Music at the MYP and PYP level. Past experience with both the MYP and the PYP is preferred but experience teaching students aged 5 to 13 is a requirement. This is a part time position at 60 to 75% and may be combined with other part time positions. As part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role. This position is on the Moshi campus.

University Counselor

Past experience with student applications to North America as well as Europe preferred. This role has a teaching commitment normally with a life skills class which includes socioemotional as well as university preparation along with other aspects. Part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role.

PYP Teacher

Position teaching primary at likely the upper PYP level. Past experience with the PYP as well as some experience in an international multi-cultural classroom is preferred.

Theater (Drama) and English

Position teaching Theater/Drama in the IB DP and MYP programmes and may require English classes. Past experience with both the MYP and the DP is preferred. As part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role.

Humanities and Art

Position teaching Humanities and Art at the MYP level. Past experience with both at the MYP level is preferred but experience teaching students aged 11 to 16 is a requirement. As part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role. This position is on the Moshi campus.

Physics and Mathematics

Position teaching Physics and Mathematics in the IB DP and MYP programmes. Past experience with both the MYP and the DP is preferred. As part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role.

Chemistry

Position teaching Chemistry in the IB DP and MYP programmes. Past experience with both the MYP and the DP is preferred. As part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role.

Learning Support

Position heading the learning support team in our IB PYP, MYP and DP school. Previous experience in learning support is essential. As part of the philosophy at UWCEA all secondary teachers have a portion of their teaching allotment set aside for working in the residential setting. The amount of time set aside varies depending on the residential role.

Intern Positions

We are looking for Interns for the period of August through December. The Intern role is open to Tanzanian university graduates that have graduated in the last 3 years and hold a teaching degree. Interns work in both the classroom and residential setting with a diverse set of students and will learn about the IB program. Interested candidates should submit their CV and transcripts.

A video introduction from our teachers

Application Procedures

Any applications for either Moshi or Arusha Campus should include a full CV/résumé and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three professional referees. It is important to include details of any family members who may accompany you; we are unlikely to offer employment to a spouse unless as part of a teaching couple and local employment opportunities are extremely limited. Current Tanzanian regulations mean that we are only able to consider teachers under fifty five years of age who have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience.

As a minimum requirement, all applicants for teaching positions must have a first degree and a teaching qualification that entitles them to teach in their home country. International teaching experience is also desired. All teachers of diploma level subjects are required to have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at a similar level, such as IB Diploma, AP, or Advanced Level experience.

For many teaching positions, experience of teaching IB PYP, MYP or Diploma (as appropriate) will be a significant advantage, but is not specifically required.

The school also uses placement agencies to assist in our search for strong teaching candidates. However we encourage direct applications and will not be liable for agency placement fees when teachers contact us directly through this website.

Applications for advertised positions should be made online at the following web page:

As we receive many applications for our positions, we will not normally be able to consider applications received by post or by email.

Child protection at UWCEA

UWC East Africa is committed to providing a safe, collaborative and caring environment.

Our highest priority is protecting the students in our care.
We demonstrate this through the operations of each campus, the recruitment of all adults working with or around the students in our care, and the physical environment of each campus.
Our Safeguarding Policy is available here to view.