Our organically growing team is always looking for talented people who are passionate about excellence and education. All our colleagues aim to help our students develop their talents and achieve their varied goals, and to be an inspiration for the Institute’s community. The selection process for new colleagues is a unified, two-stage and transparent process, which gives candidates an insight into the work and atmosphere at Milestone and allows us to get to know the applicant’s qualities and adaptation to the Milestone ethos. This selection method gives both parties the space to make a considered decision about working together in the future.
The Head of Freshman and Sophomore Year is responsible for ensuring effective and high-quality governance of the first two years of Milestone Institutes Core Program; the Freshman and the Sophomore years. The Freshman Year is geared towards exposing students to a broad range of subjects (through Freshman modules specifically developed for this year/group) and interdisciplinary themes both related to and outside their natural paths of interest (through the Freshman Project) to provide them with the breadth and the underlying skills and experience needed to complete advanced Modules in their chosen academic pathway. The Sophomore Year’s aim is to start students on their path of educational independence (by independently selecting from modules, and building up the Sophomore Quest, a long-term personal project), narrowing their academic orientation, and to start establishing (through the Sophomore Quest) their university profile.
As a member of the Academic Team, and the Lower House Team the Head of Freshman Year and Sophomore Year is also responsible for the delivery, project planning, and management as well as administrative aspects of these two programme years. The Head of Freshman and Sophomore Year ensures fulfilling and rewarding learning experiences, as well as meaningful learning outcomes for the whole Freshman and Sophomore Year cohorts.
The Milestone Institute’s Operations Department is continuously looking for new members of staff to work on a temporary and flexible basis, providing general and administrative support to the Milestone Institute during periods of heightened activity. They may participate in the coordination and delivery of various activities, while also contributing to the development and introduction of enhanced processes and practices. The Casual Host and Administrator also maintains databases, communicates with external and internal stakeholders, and administers general back-office activities. Please find all the relevant details in the published Job Advertisement.
Mentoring is at the heart of the Milestone Institute’s academic programmes, providing individual support for students’ intellectual development, orientation, motivation and emotional welfare in each Year Group. With a diversified student body, Milestone is looking to broaden students’ fields of interest by reaching out to subject area experts in varied fields.
Mentoring offers opportunities to work with the next generation of talented professionals, scholars, thinkers and change makers. Mentors support and nurture students’ talents by guiding them through important decisions and making them aware of the wide range of academic opportunities and career paths available to them. As the Milestone Programme progresses, the role of a Mentor is increasingly to focus students’ interests and support a particular academic study pathway. Academic development, advanced study, immersion in subject knowledge, development of internationally relevant skills, development of a holistic interest in the world and its affairs and interdisciplinary/problem based learning become increasingly important. A skilled Mentor can weave the various threads and layers of the Milestone Programme together to make sure that each student gets the most out of his/her Milestone experience.
It is in this spirit that the Milestone Institute seeks to appoint highly committed and talented professionals as Mentors, a post which demands exceptional interpersonal, management and communication skills. A strong academic background, an empathy with young people, drive and determination are all important requirements of the post. In addition, as all mentoring and teaching within the Institute is carried out in English, a full and professional level of proficiency in writing and speaking in English is essential.
Although the Institute welcomes Mentor applications all year long, the main entry point for Mentors is before the start of a new Academic Year (Summer Term application round).
Current Module Leaders: If you are currently teaching a module and would like to start mentoring students, please submit your application for the Mentor post via the “Mentor Application Form” link below.
Module teaching simultaneously offers orientation, immersion in a given field and space for the development of core skills in English. Currently, 125 academic Modules are offered at the Institute across the four years of Academic Programmes, allowing students to experiment and gain direct experience of what it is like to study a particular discipline. Through this process, students also encounter a broad range of topics, methodologies, theories and ideas that support them in becoming well-rounded, critical thinkers capable of breaking down disciplinary boundaries and tackling contemporary problems.
Module teaching offers opportunities to work with small groups (6 – 12 students) of talented and motivated students from different backgrounds. Module Leaders inspire students towards their subject area, broadening students’ field of academic and professional interest. Beyond providing in-depth knowledge of their field, skilled Module Leaders develop students’ key academic skills, demand an active participation from their group and encourage independent learning, all of which represent the teaching philosophy of the Institute.
It is in this spirit that the Milestone Institute seeks to appoint highly committed and talented professionals as Module Leaders, a post which demands exceptional interpersonal, management and communication skills. A strong academic background, an empathy with young people, drive and determination are all important requirements of the post. In addition, as all mentoring and teaching within the Institute is carried out in English, a full and professional level of proficiency in writing and speaking in English is essential.
Current Mentors: If you are currently mentoring Milestone students and would like to start teaching a module, please submit your application for the Module Leader post via the “Module Leader Application Form” link below.