Thank you for your interest in teaching at Qingdao No. 1 International School, Shandong Province (QISS).

QISS services a small student body of approximately 250 students from 21 countries in grades Toddler to Grade 12. We follow a North American style, standards-based curriculum enriched by international best practices with a student-centered approach to instruction. Students benefit from outstanding teachers, a challenging academic program, small class sizes and a warm, nurturing environment. Teachers work collaboratively at all levels to continuously evaluate and improve student learning. Our current international staff is comprised of mainly USA citizens, but we have several staff from around the world.

QISS generally hires experienced, (minimum of 2 years) certificated teachers with advanced degrees. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in joining the dedicated professional team at QISS, please review the information on this page. We hope that you will find, as we do, that QISS is a wonderful place to work.

QISS Faculty Employment Requirements

  • a recognized teaching certificate
  • a minimum of two years' relevant teaching experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the philosophy, mission and goals of QISS
  • A satisfactory personnel record
  • An expressed commitment to devote time for extra-curricular activities beyond the normal teaching day
  • Evidence of work and attitude indicating an ongoing interest in improving and increasing professional knowledge and skills
  • A genuine love of teaching and passion for helping children to grow and learn Desirable but not Required

Current Teacher Openings 2021-2022:

  • Upper School Computers/IT Teacher
  • Current Part-Time Openings:

    • - Substitute Teachers:
      • Persons with teacher training or experience are invited to apply to substitute teach at QISS. If interested, please forward your resume to Michael Page, School Director.
      • *[If placed on our Substitute Teacher Registry, you will be called when a teacher in your area is absent. Our current substitute teacher pay is 400 RMB per day.]
    • - Private Tutors:
      • QISS students occasionally are in need of additional help with English, math, study skills, or other subjects. Persons with excellent English proficiency and familiarity with Western-style education can ask to be placed on our Tutor List.

    Application Procedure

    Applicants for full-time teaching positions at QISS should forward a cover letter, your resume, and letters of recommendation to our Director, Michael Page, mpage@fc5889.com or alternatively indicate an interest through the International Schools Services, SEARCH Associates, or The International Educator.