Critical Thinking Writing Instructor

Posted On: May 4, 2022

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Capstone Educational Group

Company Description

Founded in 2003, Capstone is one of Asia’s leading private educational institutions, focused on high-achieving students in the region. We were founded on the belief that when educators are passionate and are given the best resources, they can launch students into great professional and personal orbits. Our nineteen years of experience combined with our unwavering commitment to our students have given us the expertise and resources to consistently produce students who not only achieve academically but also possess leadership potential.

Job Description

Do you enjoy helping others reach their intellectual potential through lively discussions on current events and trends? We are looking for intelligent and driven instructors with journalism backgrounds who are committed to student development. We believe they have the tools to synthesize and distill complex information into terms that students from all backgrounds can understand. This, along with the ability to teach the fundamentals of concise writing and editing, make J-School graduates the perfect fit for the critical thinking and writing courses we offer.

While all of our instructors have impressive backgrounds, they also possess enthusiasm and a diverse range of life experiences that engage and grow our students. Beyond this charisma and intelligence, we look for candidates with moral aptitude and a personal character that allows them to be appropriate role models for developing youth.

Our office is located in the heart of Hong Kong, which has recently begun loosening pandemic restrictions. We will cover the costs of transportation and a short quarantine period. In addition, we are more than happy to help new arrivals transition to life in one of Asia's most vibrant cities.

Instructors will:
• Develop students’ communication and critical thinking through socially engaging and thought-provoking themes, topics, and activities
• Present various perspectives for students (for example, through discussion of current events) to grapple with and continuously challenge students’ ideas
• Instill positive humanistic values in students, especially of critical thinking and rigorous analysis
• Instruct learners of various English levels in weekly or twice-weekly lessons, ensuring full comprehension of course materials (at minimum: be comfortable with Grades 3 through 9; ideally capable of teaching either Grades 1 through 2 or Grades 10 through 12 in addition)
• Assist in designing lesson content on a regular basis
• Prepare for lessons and provide insightful, actionable feedback on the material as needed
• Grade homework on a weekly basis, giving insightful, actionable feedback to lesson planners and students
• Inspire learners with an energetic demeanor and by forming personal connections with them
• Assess student performance qualitatively and deliver recommendations in progress reports
• Collaborate effectively with other teaching and administrative staff

The ideal candidate will:
• Possess an undergraduate degree from a university with an English medium curriculum
• Possess (but not a requirement) a Master’s degree in journalism, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field (e.g. Reading/Literacy); or, demonstrate significant high-quality teaching experience
• Have a track record of proactively finding new ways to improve their organizations
• Show a strong sense of intellectual vitality that inspires learning in others
• Show strong interpersonal skills, especially when working with parents and colleagues
• Be comfortable in a flexible role with high degrees of personal independence

What We Offer:
• Full work visa sponsorship for Hong Kong
• Cover the costs of a short, 7-day hotel quarantine
• Round-trip transportation/travel allowance
• Competitive compensation package based on experience and qualifications, with performance bonuses
• Collaborative work environment
• Comprehensive medical insurance

To Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter and salary expectations to