Vacancy Details

6320 - Middle School Assistant Principal - Short Term Maternity Cover

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 09-Dec-2021
About the Role

At GEMS Dubai American Academy we are looking to appoint a short term maternity cover Assistant Principal in Middle School starting January 2, 2022. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator who is interested to join our world class school and is driven to provide education at an exceptional level.

Our Middle School learning program is designed to meet the developmental needs of young adolescents by offering a holistic program which encourages independence, collaboration and responsibility. We want our students to be intrinsically motivated and actively engaged in their learning. We understand that in this age group students need to be exposed to a wide range of subjects but they also need a level of autonomy or choice in their program. This is why in addition to mandatory core subjects, our students have the opportunity to select from a range of elective offerings in Grade 7 & 8 after trialing exploratory courses in Grade 6. As a division we value the co-creation of our learning and systems and we strive to develop a learning eco-system amongst all educational stakeholders.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:


1. Record of highly successful teaching experience in the particular division;
2. Record of effective leadership and management experience;
3. Experience with American curriculum, standards, and pedagogy. 


1. Current North American teacher and administration certification (preferred);
2. Master’s Degree (School Administration, Leadership, and/or Curriculum).
About Your Benefits
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School

GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. Offering both an enriched American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from around the world, DAA prepares its students for success in the world's most prestigious universities and colleges.

DAA is the only American curriculum school in Dubai to receive the KHDA rating of Outstanding, and has received this rating since 2011.

With over 20 years of history and academic excellence, DAA is one of the most sought after American schools in Dubai. The school's outstanding heritage is coupled with its future-fluent program which embeds creative design, cutting-edge robotics and digital fluencies at its core. Through teaching, learning and innovation, students develop a mastery of multiple literacies and fluencies to support genuine world-class learning, personal growth and future readiness. DAA offers a diverse range of extra-curricular, athletic, and leadership opportunities to enrich the holistic development of each student.

Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn.

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About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.