INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Chief Examiner for Classical Languages

Location
Homeworking
Posted
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

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

Chief Examiner for Classical Languages

The Diploma Programme course in classical languages provides opportunities for students to explore the languages, literatures and cultures of ancient Rome and Greece. The course is designed to enable students to study classical languages in higher education, and also welcome those students who seek to develop an awareness and appreciation of the different perspectives of peoples from classical cultures through the study of texts in the original language.

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

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st December 2016.

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

Appointments will take effect from September 2017.

Enquiries should be directed to: examiners@ibo.org

For more information and to apply, please visit:
http://www.ibo.org/jobs-and-careers/become-an-examiner-or-assessor/becoming-a-senior-examiner/