About ΛIS

Working at ΛIS

We believe that our students’ success depends upon a dedicated team of skilled and caring faculty. We seek teachers who embrace a spirit of collaboration and dedicate themselves to meeting the learning needs of each and every student.

Teachers at ΛIS are distinguished by the following characteristics:
  • Committed to the axiom that every child learns
  • Eager to teach non-native English speakers
  • Teach to the heart as well as the mind
  • Friendly, flexible and able to adapt
  • Bold innovators who balance risk with reflection
  • Regard collaboration as essential to improved student learning

Preparing Multilingual Global Citizens

ΛIS is an English immersion school committed to preparing students to become multilingual global citizens. Learning an additional language in our program draws fully upon the student's home language to support the development of academic English. Through this approach, ΛIS promotes a truly additive bilingualism as it honors and preserves each student's culture and heritage.

Qualification

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Education: Bachelor’s degree in subject area; master’s degree preferred
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Certification: a teaching credential in subject area and appointed school level issued by a state or national agency from an English-speaking culture
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Experience: minimum 03 years (full academic year) of full-time teaching in a PK-12 setting; IB experience is a highly preferred asset

ΛIS General Information

American International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, offers children in grades PK-12 a robust curriculum based in the Common Core State Standards and delivered through the program framework of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The vast majority (over 90%) of our students are Vietnamese nationals intent on pursuing university study in English-speaking cultures. ΛIS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ΛIS has been authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme since 2010, is currently in candidacy for the PYP, and is applying for MYP candidacy for the 2019-2020 school year.

Our teacher-student ratio is 1:8. While the faculty is composed of teachers from over 20 different countries, the majority is from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

School Calendar

Faculty report for a new school year on or about August 1. New faculty report three work days prior to the full faculty start. The last day of school is on or about June 5.

The academic calendar includes 180 student-contact days, eight professional days, and a generous vacation schedule. For details about school holidays and other events, please click here.

Compensation and Benefits

An initial contract is offered for two years with salary and benefits competitive among international schools in Vietnam. Teaching staff are placed on the salary scale commensurate with degrees earned and years of full-time experience in PK-12 settings. Salaries are paid over a 12-month period.

Our locally competitive salaries carry the potential for high savings. Benefits include a housing allowance, settling allowance, health insurance, contract-bookend airfare, sick leave, school holidays, support for professional development, and severance allowance. Dependents’ benefits include tuition waiver for up to two children, airfare, health insurance and residency visas.

Safe Recruitment

American International School is fully committed to ensuring the health and well-being of the children it serves. Its recruitment and selection procedures follow international “Safe Recruitment” guidelines. All teachers hired by ΛIS are subject to thorough background checks and must present satisfactory results from both home of record and previous countries in which they have resided. Detailed resumes and reference reports provided by ISS/Schrole and Search Associates (the two placement agencies with which the school works) as well as an extensive interview process conducted by the school’s hiring team help ensure the rigor of the ΛIS commitment to “Safe Recruitment.”

We aim first to prevent sexual misconduct from occurring; we support with care and compassion those students affected when it does; and we investigate and respond appropriately to all concerns about sexual misconduct brought to our attention.

The Council of International Schools website includes a comprehensive resource that provides information on criminal background check procedures worldwide. More information can be found at this link.

ΛIS requires all candidates to produce these certificates before arrival at the school as a condition of employment.

Technology

ΛIS has a strong commitment to technology and Google Apps are used throughout the school. We are a one-to-one laptop school from Grade 6-12 and use a combination of iPads and laptops in the Elementary School. Students may access course work from home or from any device in the school. We expect all teachers to be or become versatile with Google Apps.

Optimism

Vietnam is a rapidly developing country and there is a great sense of optimism about the future here (a recent study identified the Vietnamese people among the most optimistic people in the world). ΛIS shares this optimism and our school is committed to creating a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers that is challenging and rewarding. We are particular about who joins our teaching faculty because we are protective of the quality of learning at one of the most dynamic young schools in Southeast Asia. As an educator, if you think you can meet or exceed our expectations, and your personal teaching philosophy aligns with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), we look forward to hearing from you.

Submit an Application

If you wish to submit an application for possible openings, please click here to apply through our online application system (with Schrole, there is no cost involved). As Schrole is the main database from which we recruit teachers, all candidates for posted openings must apply through its database. For an updated list of openings, please click here or visit the Schrole website.

This school year, ΛIS will be represented at the following recruitment fairs:

  • Global Recruitment Collaborative (GRC) in Dubai - November 10-11, 2018
  • Search Associates in Bangkok - January 10-13, 2019

For any hiring inquiries, please contact us at recruit@ais.edu.vn 
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