Employment Opportunities

We thank you for your interest in Saigon South International School. We are in the beginning stages of our recruitment for 2019-2020. 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 2018-2019 School Year

Elementary Openings

Elementary School Long-term Substitute Teacher- Early Childhood and Grade 1

3 months Maternity Leave Cover Position during semester 2 (Jan-Jun 2019)

The elementary classroom substitute teacher 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 implement the school’s mission and develop the Core Values in all students. As an elementary teacher, the position plans and prepares all curriculum-related experiences, develops an academically challenging learning environment, provides quality instruction, and manages all professional responsibilities. The position is responsible for ensuring that teaching and learning occur at high levels and students are self-directed learners. The position contributes to the SSIS learning environment which aims to be transformative, trans-disciplinary, inquiry-based and community focused. The long-term substitute teacher will work closely with the classroom teacher one week prior to the commencement of the leave and two days after the teacher returns from leave to ensure a seamless transition. In order to maintain the integrity of our dynamic program, during the time of employment the substitute teacher will work closely with other grade level teachers and administrators. The job description provides additional information.

If interested, please send your materials to our head of human resources, Ms Ha Noi Nguyen at hremail@ssis.edu.vn.


Timeline for 2019-2020 Hiring Season

early October

First posting of known openings for the 2019-2020 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.


mid-December

Second posting of known openings for the 2019-2020 school year after the deadline for current faculty to return sign contracts.


January/February

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 2019-2020 School Year


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