Employment Opportunities

We thank you for your interest in Saigon South International School. We are in the closing stages of our recruitment for 2020-2021. When a relevant job posting appears on this page, interested candidates should submit their applications through APLi.

We search for teachers who have full teacher certification and license from an English speaking country (with the exception of those teaching Spanish and Mandarin Chinese where native fluency is preferred and a teaching license from a country where that language is spoken is accepted). For elementary teachers, a Master's degree in education or teaching is preferred. At the middle school and high school levels, a Master's degree in the discipline to be taught is preferred. For all teachers, EC through Gr12, qualification, experience, or training in EAL is preferred.

Applicants are asked to submit the all documents in electronic form (PDFs of scanned documents) through APLi. While every attempt is made to coordinate the applications of teaching couples, it is strongly recommended that each partner submit a separate application.








Openings for the 2019-2020 School Year

Middle School Counselor 

SSIS seeks a highly qualified, dynamic middle school counselor.  This counselor works as a member of the multi-disciplinary student support team to facilitate quality learning experiences and deliver effective services that enable students to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially. The Middle School Counselor provides services that enhance the competence and well-being of children, including promotion of effective and safe learning environments, prevention of academic and behavior problems, response to crises, and improvement of family-school collaboration. This educator serves as a role model of our five Core Values: Academic Excellence, Sense of Self, Balance in Life, Dedicated Service, and Respect for All.  As a member of the school faculty, this position is responsible for helping to implement the school’s mission and develop the Core Values in all students.  See the job description here

Timeline for 2020-2021 Hiring Season


early October

First posting of known openings for the 2020-2021 school year (earlier postings are possible in some circumstances). While we prefer to include face-to-face interviews with all candidates, we will hire on a rolling basis, with strong candidates selected as soon as they appear. Key to this stage are complete files (resume, transcripts), strong references from previous schools, and strong interviews with several levels of leadership at SSIS.



Second posting of known openings for the 2020-2021 school year after the deadline for current faculty to return sign contracts.



The Head of School and select principals plan to attend the following recruitment fairs:

Search Associates Leadership Fair (November)

Search Associates Bangkok (January)

Search Associates London (January)

Search Associates Cambridge (January)



Openings for the 2020-2021 School Year

High School Principal

SSIS has engaged RG 175 to support our search for our next high school principal. Interested candidates can learn more about the position and search process by reading the position statement.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 30, 2019, although the School reserves the right to move forward should the appropriate candidate be identified earlier in the process.




Substitute/Supply Teacher Openings

We maintain a list of experienced, qualified teachers for substitute and replacement teaching in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools. We contact these individuals as need to cover short terms (3-4 days) or unexpected absences by our teachers.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A current teaching certificate (or equivalent);
  • A Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science, or equivalent;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Recent successful teaching experience at the elementary or secondary school level.

We currently have few spaces open on our list of substitute and replacement teachers. If interested, please send your materials to our head of human resources, Ms Ha Noi Nguyen at hremail@ssis.edu.vn