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Join Our Team

HIS is an independent, non-profit, co-ed international school in the beautiful city of Hangzhou. We serve over 900 students from more than 50 nationalities from Early Years through Grade 12. 

At HIS, we pride ourselves on having an outstanding international faculty with experienced, IB-trained educators from around the world. The majority of our expat teaching staff come from the US, Australia, the UK, Europe, New Zealand, and South Africa. HIS is an authorized IB World School, accredited by WASC, and a member of the regional associations ACAMIS and EARCOS.

We are committed to being an equitable, inclusive, and world-class place to work, offering existing and prospective faculty and staff a high-quality work environment.  At the heart of HIS are our excellent people – academic and professional faculty and staff, as well as a warm and supportive parent community, who are dedicated to providing a nurturing learning environment for all. We offer...

  • Competitive faculty compensation/benefits and savings potential
  • True diversity in student and faculty nationalities
  • Model community-focused transition support for all
  • Respectful students who love their school and teachers
  • Committed parents actively engaged in supporting HIS
  • Teachers who are empowered to focus on their craft
  • A strong commitment to collaboration and staff appreciation
  • A location within a safe, dynamic, cosmopolitan yet ancient city
  • Plenty of scope for travel and adventure
  • Varied professional development opportunities and ex-pat clubs/activities in the city
  • A full IB Continuum teaching and learning experience (IB PYP, MYP and DP)
  • A brand-new state-of-the-art campus since August 2022



HIS hires through the following reputable international educator recruitment organizations:

We begin reviewing applications in October for the next school year and will make appointments prior to the start of the recruiting fair season (November-February). We review expressions of interest which may be made via e-mail (, and make initial contact with long-listed candidates via Zoom or Teams. Further interviews with finalists are done in person at HIS, at a recruitment fair, and/or via digital medium.

Minimum Teaching Requirements

  • Valid teaching credential or equivalent in subject area from a government institution (four-year degrees required)
  • Five years of full-time teaching experience in the grade level or subject area of our vacancy
  • No criminal history (HIS background check will be thorough, including reference checks, required non-criminal police reports from home country and current country of residence, and an external background check)
  • Familiarity with best practices in education
  • Evidence of recent professional growth activities
  • Experience and commitment to co-curricular and after-school activities
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural or international school setting
  • Inquiry-based learning and instructional experience
  • Willingness to work together with a team in developing units of inquiry (IB PYP, MYP, DP preferred)
  • Passionate about life and life-long learning
  • Have a warm, caring, and welcoming approach to learners

How to Apply

If interested and qualified, please identify the position you are seeking in the subject line of the email, paste a cover letter into the main content of the email, and attach a current photo, educational philosophy, and resume to Mr. Jeffry Stubbs at