Employment Opportunities

Teachers who are interested in joining a modern school in a vibrant new city in rapidly growing China are encouraged to read further about our school, and our part of the world.

We are looking for energetic teachers who are adaptable and open minded, exhibiting all aspects of the IB Learner Profile.

Dedicated professionals who are prepared to work collaboratively in leading and supporting a holistic, interdisciplinary, approach to teaching and learning that encourages the integration of learning technologies should apply.

Why work at SSIS

SSIS thrives on creativity, diversity and enthusiasm. SSIS teachers ignite a passion for learning. They are life-long learners themselves who inspire, engage and challenge students.

At SSIS we are committed to learning. Student learning is our highest priority but we ensure that this is closely followed by staff and parent learning.

As a three programme IB World School, we are committed to the IB philosophy of striving to build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. We believe in a collaborative community with teachers, students and parents supporting each other to be the best we can be.

We believe in supporting our staff. This is done through respecting and valuing each staff member working directly with students as well as those staff who work behind the scenes. We make sure to include staff in the decision-making processes of the school and provide a competitive remuneration package, as well as opportunities for growth through an extensive professional development program.

Teacher Compensation & Benefits

SSIS offers remuneration that is competitive in the international market and is competitive with other top schools in our region.

Teachers are paid according to their years of teaching experience on a 20-step remuneration scale. The starting annual net remuneration ranges from RMB 267,120 and a new teacher's maximum entry annual gross salary (on Step 11) is RMB 310,860. Each year, teachers whose employment is renewed will advance one step on the salary scale until they reach the top of the scale, which is an annual net salary of RMB 398,340.

In addition, SSIS provides a comprehensive benefits package for our teachers including:

  • Personal income tax
  • Airfares
  • Annual travel allowance
  • Housing allowance
  • Shipping allowance
  • Transportation
  • Group medical insurance
  • Leave entitlements
  • Children’s tuition fees
  • Professional development
  • Work permits and visa

Teacher Profile & Expectations

SSIS is expects its teachers to be:

  • Knowledgeable in their field of expertise
  • Thinkers that challenge themselves and their colleagues to keep getting better
  • Open-minded to explore different approaches to teaching and learning
  • Reflective in evaluating their impact in the classroom
  • Inquirers who take action to improve their effectiveness
  • Risk-takers that are willing to explore how technology can enhance learning
  • Communicators that give effective feedback to students and parents
  • Balanced in working both individually and collaboratively
  • Principled in putting students first in their decision-making
  • Caring about student wellbeing and creating a strong sense of community in our school

Joining the SSIS Faculty

SSIS will assist all new faculty in receiving appropriate employment and residence permits, including multiple entry visas to China. Requirements according to Chinese labour regulations:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience
  • Not above 60 years of age

We require a clearance of criminal records and successful background check for all staff working with our students. Please be prepared to submit such documents from your country of origin and the country of your current residence, if different.

How to apply

Each year we receive considerable interest in employment opportunities at our school. Given this level of interest, we do not respond to unsolicited emails from teachers seeking to work with us.

Vacancies are posted on Search and CIS.

SSIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students. It is our expectation that all current and future staff share in this commitment. Our rigorous and thorough recruiting practices pay specific attention to child protection. All appointments have been interviewed and identity, criminal record and reference checks have been performed.

Search and CIS Candidates: Submit your application from within your agency's database.

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