The Royal Academy
The Royal Academy is currently taking applications for the positions listed below. Click on the position titles below to apply.
  • Researcher Position

    Job Description

    Position / Title

    A. Senior Researcher
    B. Research Associate

    Centre

    Educational Research Centre

    Reporting To

    Head – Education Research Centre

    Location

    1. Either The Royal Academy, Bhutan;
    2. Or from any other location where work can seamlessly be carried out and steady internet connectively is possible for regular online meetings

    Role Description

    Role Purpose

    ►  Conducting research with a focus on curriculum development, teacher training and assessment as well as assessment validation to support an evolving system of education

    ►  Undertaking administrative, research and/or teacher development activities to support achievement of The Royal Academy’s vision and philosophy

    ►  Demonstrating excellent communication skills and being comfortable in using technology for communication, collaboration and data analysis.

    ►  Promoting the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles, and integrity in action and behaviour.

    Primary Responsibilities

    ►  Develop and validate the Academy’s curriculum, teacher development programme(s) and assessment framework; contribute towards enriching them further by working collaboratively with other members of the Educational Research Centre as well as teacher educators and teachers

    ►  Keep oneself updated on new developments and research in pedagogy, curriculum, and other relevant aspects of teaching and learning

    ►  Undertake action research projects at The Royal Academy and associated institutions, and engage with the research/teaching community to share results and learnings; and solicit input on challenges faced and areas of improvement

    ►  Engage effectively with learners in creating a stimulating learning environment

    ►  Maintain detailed pastoral and academic records of students as well as records on the professional conduct & growth of teachers

    ►  Undertake responsibilities for organising and participating in various events at The Royal Academy, when deemed logistically possible

    ►  Actively participate in team meetings, and tangibly contribute to building expertise in curriculum development, assessment and assessment validation

    ►  Collaborate with other researchers to support curriculum development and achievement in line with The Royal Academy’s vision

    ►  Proactively pursue and participate in opportunities for enhancing own professional development through involvement in research/teacher development activities, meetings and self-reflection

    Role Requirements

    Desired Qualifications & Experience

    PhD/ M.Phil/ Master’s Degree in any one of the following areas or a related field:

    • Education/ Teaching-Learning
    • Psychology
    • Anthropology
    • Sociology
    • Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or a related field)
    • Mathematics
    • English Language
    • Computer Science/ ICT
    • Statistics and Quantitative/ Data Analysis

    Attributes, Competencies and Areas of Expertise/ Specialisation

    Personal Attributes

    • Passionate about education
    • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
    • Cultural sensitivity
    • Compassionate
    • Reflective and thoughtful
    • Proactive and enthusiastic
    • Collaborative and flexible

    Desired Competencies

    • Ability to conduct, analyse and present primary and secondary research
    • Proficiency in the use of computers, other devices and ICT in general
    • Sound planning, multi-tasking and time-management skills
    • Excellent decision-making and problem solving skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Some Suggested Areas of Expertise, depending upon Specialisation
    Those with a background in Education and/or Psychology:

    • Understanding of child psychology, motivation, learning
    • Curriculum development and planning
    • Teaching-learning practices that integrate assessment for learning
    • Using quantitative and qualitative measures to assess development
    • Assessment - development of rubrics, process, validation and certification
    • Action research/ research in the school education sector, especially in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

    Those with a background in the Sciences, English language and/or Mathematics:

    • Subject expertise that can contribute towards the development of educational processes by equipping learners with a deeper understanding of domain knowledge

    Those with a background in Computer Science/ICT and/or Statistics and Quantitative/ Data Analysis:

    • Development of artificial intelligence systems, awareness of coding/ programming/ software development
    • Data analytics for quantitative and qualitative data

  • Teacher Position

    Job Description

    Position/ Title

    Teacher

    Centre

    School

    Role Description

    Role Purpose

    Responsible for planning, organising, and delivering instructional programmes in his/her area of expertise to support the development of students in a stimulating learning environment

    Responsible for undertaking administrative, pastoral, research, and/or teacher development activities, to support achievement of the Academy’s vision and philosophy

    Model and promote the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles, and integrity in action and behaviour.

    Role Requirement

    Desired Qualifications

    · Bachelor’s Degree in any one of the following areas or a related field:

    • English Language
    • Dzongkha Language
    • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or a related field)
    • Mathematics
    • Aesthetics (Performing Arts / Creative Arts)
    • Computer Science/ ICT

    Prior work experience is not necessary

    Primary Responsibilities

    Academic Responsibilities

    · Implement the Academy’s curriculum, and contribute towards enriching it further by working collaboratively with other teachers and members of Teacher Development Centre and Educational Research Centre.

    · Keep oneself updated on new developments and research in pedagogy, curriculum, and other relevant aspects of teaching with the objective of enhancing professional learning

    · Undertake action research projects at the Academy, and engage with the teacher community to share results and learnings; and solicit input on challenges faced and areas of improvement.

    Teaching Responsibilities

    · Work collaboratively with other teachers and teacher educators on the preparation and development of teaching and learning that align with the philosophy of the Academy

    · Plan, prepare for, and support students in their learning, in line with the Academy’s curriculum

    · Engage effectively with students in creating a stimulating learning environment

    · Assign work to students, provide written/oral assessments, and communicate feedback to enable learning and improvement

    · Discuss feedback with students and parents.

    Administrative Responsibilities

    · Maintain detailed pastoral and academic records of students

    · Undertake responsibilities for organising and participating in various events at the Academy

    · Participate in departmental and team meetings to discuss progress of students.

    Pastoral Care

    · Promote the general well-being of individual/groups of students assigned to him/her

    · Undertake pastoral duties, such as of a House Master/Mistress, Resident Tutor/Mentor, and Student Counsellor to guide and support students on an individual basis regarding academic and personal difficulties

    · Be responsible for the safety of students at the Academy

    · Engage with parents at appropriate intervals, for understanding their perspective, communicating on various aspects of student development, and encouraging their involvement and contribution at the Academy.

    Professional Development

    · Actively participate in departmental meetings, and tangibly contribute to building subject area expertise in the relevant department

    · Collaborate with other teachers to support student development and achievement in line with the Academy’s vision

    · Proactively pursue and participate in opportunities for enhancing own professional development through involvement in research/teacher development activities, sharing meetings and self-reflection.