About ΛIS

Working at ΛIS

We believe that our students’ success depends highly on a dedicated team of faculty. We recruit teaching professionals who prove to be the right educators for our student body. Teachers at ΛIS should embrace following characteristics:
Eager to teach non-native English speakers
Willing to make a difference
Friendly, flexible and able to adapt


Education: Bachelor’s degree in subject area; master’s degree preferred
Certification: teaching credential in subject area and appointed school level issued by a state or national agency in an English-speaking culture
Experience: minimum 03 years (full academic year) of full-time teaching in PK-12 setting; IBDP/AP experience is highly preferred for high school faculty
Flexibility and demonstrated success in adapting to new cultural/working environments

ΛIS General Information

American International School is an international school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, offering an American-based curriculum for grades PK to 12.

Our high school offers both the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The vast majority (over 90%) of our students are Vietnamese nationals intent on pursuing university study in English-speaking cultures. ΛIS is accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC)

Our general teacher-student ratio is 1:8. Majority of faculty are from Northern America, U.K. and a small number are from Canada, Australia, Vietnam and a few other countries.

Compensation and Benefits

An initial contract is offered for two years with competitive salary and benefits among international schools in Vietnam. Teaching staff will be placed on the appropriate step of the salary scale commensurate with their degrees/qualifications as well as full academic year work experience in a preK-12 school setting. Salaries are paid in net terms (tax free) for a 12-month period during each academic year, resulting in a high saving potential.

Salary ranges from USD 25,000 to USD 34,000 and benefits include housing allowance, settling allowance, health insurance, contract-end airfare, sick leave, personal leave, school holidays, summer holidays, and gratuity bonus and annual round-trip airfare for an extended contract, dependents’ benefits (tuition fee waiver for up to two children, airfare, health insurance, visa) and staff professional development opportunities.

School Calendar

Generally, new faculty report for a new school year on August 1 and the last day of school is on June 14. On average, there are 183 student-contact days and 5 professional development days. For details of school holidays and other events, please click here.

Safe Recruitment

American International School (“ΛIS”) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of children and young people. 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 International School Services and Search Associates (the two placement agencies with whom 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 welcome candidates to send their application, including resumes, licensure/certification details, a recent photo, and contact details for 3 references to:

Minh Cao (Ms.)
HR Manager


For an updated list of openings, please visit the International School Services or the Search Associates website. School policy requires that all candidates for posted openings, must create a profile and apply through either ISS www.iss.edu or Search Associates www.searchassociates.com. Letters of inquiry may be sent directly to the school, but for the School to give the inquiry consideration, the candidate must refer the School to the site at which s/he maintains a profile.

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