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

    The Royal Academy seeks applicants for Researcher positions in its Education Research Centre. Appointments will be made commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments at the time of application.

    At The Royal Academy, we are creating a team of Researchers who will be instrumental in developing and implementing a holistic, innovative learning framework based on the Five Areas of Development: Cerebral, Social, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual. More information about the Five Areas of Development and the Learning Framework at the Academy can be found at our website

    Role Purpose

    ►  Conduct research and/or teacher development activities to ensure implementation of the vision and philosophy of The Royal Academy

    ►  Conduct research with a focus on the philosophy of assessment, assessment validation and curriculum development to support an evolving system of education

    Primary Responsibilities

    ►  Develop, validate and enrich the Academy’s assessment system and learning framework

    ►  Collaborate with other researchers and teachers to support assessment methods, curriculum development and implementation in line with The Royal Academy’s vision

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

    ►  Teach one or more courses (between grades 7 – 12) and contribute other co-curricular skills that the applicant may possess

    ►  Engage effectively with teachers and students in creating a stimulating learning environment

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

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

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

    Role Requirements

    Required Qualifications

    Successful candidates shall:

    • possess a Masters degree or higher
    • have passion for the fields of education and education research
    • be able to work autonomously and be skilled in self-management
    • have prior experience in collaborative work and possess clear written and verbal communication skills
    • be willing to embrace open-ended challenges and work with qualitative objectives
    • be willing to live and work in a residential community near Paro, Bhutan
    • be able to commit to the position for a long-term
    • promote the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles, and integrity in action and behavior
    • be able to comfortably use developing technology and software in the research process

    Desired Qualifications

    A Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields is highly desired. Long-term experience in Education Research and/or Curriculum Development is highly desired.

  • 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
    • History
    • Geography
    • Economics
    • Health and Physical Education / Sports
    • 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.