INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Chief Examiner for Philosophy

Location
Homeworking
Posted
Sep 24, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 04, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is currently seeking to make the appointment of:

Chief Examiner for Philosophy

The philosophy course provides an opportunity for students to engage with some of the world’s most interesting and influential thinkers. It also develops highly transferable skills such as the ability to formulate arguments clearly, to make reasoned judgments and to evaluate highly complex and multifaceted issues. The emphasis of the DP philosophy course is on “doing philosophy”, that is, on actively engaging students in philosophical activity. The course is focused on stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity and encouraging them to examine both their own perspectives and those of others.

The Chief examiner is principally responsible for setting and maintaining the academic standard for their subject(s). They are therefore closely involved in setting question papers, marking candidates’ work, and determining the final grades of candidates. 

As such the position of Chief examiner entails a commitment to attend meetings for activities such as question paper editing, examiner standardization and grade awarding.  These meetings may be face-to-face or held online.

As a Chief examiner the post holder is also a member of the examining board for the IB.  The examining board ensure that the IB programmes as a whole are coherent and fit for purpose.

A Chief examiner may also be invited to participate in curriculum and assessment development alongside teachers, external consultants, and IB academic staff.  However, the IB currently operates a seven year cycle of curriculum review for individual subjects and courses, therefore the exact nature of this involvement will vary according to timing.

All essential and desirable skills, qualifications and experience are listed in the recruitment policy available on the IB senior recruitment pages. 

The position is normally held for a period of five years, with an annual review.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 4th November 2019

Successful applicants will be notified by the middle of March 2020.

Appointments will take effect from 1st September 2020.

Enquiries should be directed to: examiners@ibo.org

For more information and to apply, please visit: 
https://ibo.org/jobs-and-careers/become-an-assessment-ib-educator/senior-examiner-and-exam-publishing-vacancies/