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.
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.
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: