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Teachers: African Studies, Humanities, Maths, Sciences


African Leadership Academy seeks to enable lasting peace and prosperity in Africa by developing and connecting the continent’s future leaders.

We Believe In:

  • Life-Long Learning Through Experience and Practice
  • Empowering Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Embedded Essential Skills, Habits, and  Mindsets
  • The Power of Shared Culture and Community

Teaching Faculty

African Studies; Humanities; Mathematics; Sciences

African Leadership Academy seeks to appoint passionate educators who create learning environments that will engage and develop the next generation of this continent’s leaders. ALA faculty work each day with promising young leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, selected for their potential to lead change.

About ALA

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting its future leaders. The Academy was founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development. ALA seeks to become the training ground for these future leaders.

Each year, ALA draws the most outstanding students from across Africa to its campus in South Africa. Here, they build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership capacity through ALA’s unique curriculum. ALA then works with these young leaders throughout their lives as they enable lasting positive change on the African continent. With its audacious mission and lifelong engagement, ALA is unlike any school in the world.

To achieve our mission, we have attracted a diverse “staffulty” (staff and faculty) of global changemakers: world-class professionals who share our values and passion for Africa and her youth.

The Roles & Responsibilities

The Role: Teaching Faculty

ALA is growing and seeks faculty members for a range of subjects (African Studies; Humanities; Mathematics; Sciences) who desire to prepare our students to lead in a changing world, and to create jobs and work in industries that do not yet exist.

Our curriculum seeks to build each student’s capacity for critical, analytical thinking through required courses in Writing and Rhetoric, African Studies, Mathematics, a range of elective courses, and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

ALA actively participates in a broad range of external opportunities and competitions, and challenges students to carry out independent research. As a boarding school environment, every faculty member is expected to participate holistically in student life. Faculty members report to department heads and work with peers to transform their curriculum such that it can advance the Academy’s mission.

Expected Responsibilities:

  • Conduct engaging and challenging courses six days per week for truly exceptional students from across Africa
  • Actively contribute to the development of a curriculum that will empower leaders to transform the continent
  • Serve as a faculty advisor for 6-8 students
  • Contribute to student life by coaching student teams
  • Serve as a tutor on duty in the dormitory once a week
  • Work with peers to advance pedagogy, school culture, and student life

Competencies and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in subject or related area
  • Passionate about your subject and the learning process
  • Strong track record of developing exceptional critical thinking skills with late secondary school students
  • An innovator, who creates world-class learning environments and fosters interdisciplinary connections
  • Demonstrated fluency in English. Fluency in other languages spoken broadly on the continent is a plus.

Expected start date: August 2020.

Please apply online via the African Leadership Academy website:

Laser Park, Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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