Deputy Chief Examiner for Psychology

Cardiff (GB)
13 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Deputy Chief Examiner for Psychology

IB psychology examines the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour, thereby adopting an integrative approach. Understanding how psychological knowledge is generated, developed and applied enables students to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and appreciate the diversity of human behaviour. The ethical concerns raised by the methodology and application of psychological research are key considerations in IB psychology.
The Deputy Chief examiner will be part of a team that will support the Chief Examiner when setting and maintaining the academic standards for the subject. They are therefore closely involved in setting question papers, examiner training, marking candidates’ work, standardizing examiners’ work and determining the final grades of candidates.

Depending on the size of the candidate entry and the nature of the assessment model for the subject, they are supported by a varying number of examiners and team leaders

As such the position of Deputy 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.

A Deputy 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, providing that an initial term of three years is successfully completed.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st November 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified by the beginning of March 2017.

Appointments will take effect from September 2017.

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