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

QISS services a small student body of approximately 200 students from 21 countries in grades Pre-K to 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 international staff comes from over 10 countries.

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
  • A master's degree
  • Certification to teach more than one subject area
  • AP course certification

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, K-12 Principal.
    • *[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, a QISS Faculty Application form, your resume, and letters of recommendation to our Director, Dr. Jay Teston, or alternatively indicate an interest through the International Schools Services, SEARCH Associates, or The International Educator.