UWC Mostar seeks to appoint dedicated and inspired educators who are committed to the intellectual, social, and ethical development of students and who recognize that learning also takes place beyond the classroom. UWC Mostar values candidates who are drawn to the particular educational experience of the United World Colleges, and to UWC Mostar’s unique mission within the movement.

Date: 07/06/2021

Ref.No: 3-10-601/21

Managerial (Leadership) position available from August 2021 for the period of two years:

  1. Director of Studies, up to 50%, minimum requirements: at least Bachelor Degree of minimum 4 years, education level 7 (240 ECTS), 2 years of working experience within the IB DP, fluent in English, IT skills.

* Ability to teach TOK and/or Natural Sciences (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) is desirable.

General Leadership Team Responsibilities 

General Leadership Responsibilities include review and development of College policies, involvement in the selection of new staff, providing effective leadership in their respective areas, supporting College functions/events, representing the College at meetings and conferences, etc.

All Leadership Team members are required to attend weekly Leadership Team meetings and serve on the Crisis Management Team (CMT).

 Position specific responsibilities

  • Being responsible for all matters relating to the administration and delivery of the academic programs, within the College.
  • Line-managing of IB Coordinator, Heads of Departments, Learning Support Coordinator, Librarian, Laboratory Technician, UWC Mostar Learning Facilitators (Balkan Study Leads, Skill Building Program Leads, etc.)
  • Identifying any areas of concern within the College academic program and taking effective measures to resolve them.
  • Responding to issues of academic/professional/pedagogical concern.
  • Ensuring that administrative procedures are carried out correctly and deadlines kept, according to IB instructions (in conjunction with IB Coordinator).
  • Managing teacher induction, including guidance and support of new teachers.
  • Ensuring consistent approaches to College expectations among teachers and working with Heads of Department in coordinating pedagogical approaches.
  • Ensuring that staff are informed of, or have access to, relevant assessment procedures.
  • Coordinating professional development of the academic staff and overseeing the corresponding budget.
  • Overseeing allocation of staff to invigilate/supervise internal and external exams.
  • Overseeing the academic subject choices, including preparation of student timetables.
  • Overseeing the preparation of Student Reports at the end of each term.
  • Student Academic Disciplinary Issues – keeping records of student’s failures to meet College academic expectations and liaising with Teachers and Tutors, Head of College, national committees and parents as required.
  • Constructing and managing the College timetable and exam schedules in conjunction with the Deputy Head - Student Affairs.
  • Teaching an agreed load depending on the needs of the College.
  • Performing other duties required by the Head of College.

The Director of Studies is liable for the work to the Deputy Head - Student Affairs.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send the following documents to

  • CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Brief cover letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Contact information for two professional referees

Applications will be open from Tuesday 08/06/2021 until Friday 18/06/2021. Please specify the title of the post in the subject line.

Incomplete and untimely applications will not be considered.

Candidates who fulfil the criteria specified in the vacancy notice will be invited for an interview.

UWC Mostar is committed to safeguarding our students and the children and young people in Mostar. All our staff members are expected to share that commitment. Successful applicants for a position at UWC Mostar will undergo background checks, including reference requests from past employers as well as checks with law enforcement authorities and other governmental agencies.