Teachers at CIS have the opportunity to practice their craft at a high level.

“It’s a pleasure to work in a school where wellbeing is nurtured along with academics, and teachers and students share a vision to build the strengths and dispositions that create a brighter future for all.”

- Matt Newland (Australia), Year Level Learning Leader

Openings & Applications

All faculty openings are posted on the CIS page of the Schrole website, generally in November. Only candidates who have completed an online application will be considered.

Support staff positions are posted on this website.

Find out more about the Coach Mentor role on our Hangzhou CIS Faculty page.

Selected job openings are also posted on LinkedIn.


CIS requires a personal interview for all short-listed candidates. This may be conducted at our school, at a mutually agreed upon location, or via Skype.

Job Fairs

Find us at:

    • Search Hong Kong
    • Search London


    • Please note that, as part of our commitment to safeguarding children, CIS conducts background checks on all successful candidates.
    • CIS reserves the right to fill a position prior to a closing date if the right candidate is found.
    • Beware of a fraudulent email circulating offering employment at international schools. CIS does not require any candidate to send the school money or bank details as part of the recruitment process. More information about scams such as this may be found here.

CIS offers a friendly and inspiring working environment for over 200 teaching staff and over 100 support, administrative and maintenance staff.

With a motivated student body and overall student-teacher ratio of under 9 to 1, CIS teachers have the opportunity to practice their craft at a high level and to form enriching relationships with students and colleagues.

CIS staff members represent twenty nationalities, and about one-quarter have served at the school for more than ten years. All teachers and administrators are professionally qualified, with many holding postgraduate degrees.

Head of Primary and Head of Secondary

Openings For August 2018

Chinese International School seeks a Head of Primary (pre K-Grade 5; 600 students) and a Head of Secondary (Grades 6-12; 800 students) effective 1 August 2018. The successful candidate must be a visionary, dynamic educational leader, with a keen interest in students and in understanding educational paradigms and best practices. Knowledge of China/Chinese, and experience with the IB (Secondary) is an advantage. Highly competitive compensation package.

Applications to: John C. Littleford, Littleford & Associates, John@JLittleford.com.

Head of Primary Profile
Head of Secondary Profile


CIS seeks dynamic and collaborative teachers who have the ability and desire to work in a dual-language environment. CIS offers competitive compensation and comprehensive professional development.

CIS faculty are sought not only for their subject-specific expertise, but also for their dedication to teaching, their diverse talents and interests and their ability to support co-curricular activities.

Previous experience at institutions offering dual-language or International Baccalaureate programs is generally considered advantageous.

“What makes CIS unique is its support for employees' passions. Over the last three years, I have engaged in PD in Chinese language learning, mindfulness, service learning and positive psychology.

“The school encourages us to hone our craft, and as a result, our passion bubbles over into our interactions with students.”

- Mala Uttam (Hong Kong), History Teacher & Head of Year

Living in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, teachers and staff enjoy an extremely exciting, convenient and safe urban lifestyle that is rich in its array of culinary, cultural, sporting and travel options.

Hong Kong is unsurpassed as a major metropolis when it comes to personal safety and ease of transportation. Also of note are Hong Kong's extensive and spectacular green areas, which include the Braemar Hill country park area immediately adjacent to the school, as well as the city's easy air access to travel destinations throughout the region.

in HK


Tourism Site

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