academic principal - beijing

job category
international teaching
job type
£ 0 - £ 1,000,000 per year
reference number
the leadanywhere team, teachanywhere
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job description

Academic Principal
Required: August 2019
Location: Beijing, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia - Leadanywhere
Curriculum: US
Experience: 5+ years' experience at Senior Management level
Sponsorship: Single teachers, teaching couples, married teachers with or without dependents
Salary: Salary from 700,000rmb ($101,905 USD) per annum
Contract: 3 years renewable

School Overview: This is an international school based on the campus of a prestigious Beijing university and is a grade 1-12 school providing a unique educational experience for the approximately 423 members of the student body. The school utilizes a progressive/inquiry based, North American approach to instruction coupled with a decidedly Eastern influence. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is committed to nurturing and challenging students to prepare them to contribute to an increasingly globalised world.

Location Overview: Beijing is a bustling city with more than 13 million people on an area of 16,800 sq. km - the size of Belgium. The Beijing Municipality is flat and has a very orderly design - north, south, east and west circumnavigated by six concentric ring roads. The Beijing seasons are clearly marked by changes in weather and temperatures, and surprising splashes of colours. Beijing today is a city of vast contrasts - the new intermingles with the old, and the whole city is developing rapidly. Being a proud member of the WTO and successful host for the 29th Olympics Games, Beijing has set an even greater pace of development and change. Beijing is also home to a sizeable expatriate population comprising members from the business community, NGOs, embassies and foreign students.

Job Overview: The school is seeking an Academic Principal who understands and supports Progressive Western education with an Eastern influence as well as the school's, Mission, Vision and Core Values and School Wide Learner Outcomes. The Academic Principal reports directly to the Executive Principal, works in cooperation with the Chinese Vice Principal and supervises the Primary, Secondary Directors, the Director of College Counselling, the Curriculum Director and all foreign staff members. While most responsibilities are delineated below, the individual must be flexible and willing to lend a hand when and where needed.


USA trained and experienced, strongly preferred; Mandarin is helpful but not required.
Minimum of 5 years' experience as a head school principal preferably at the elementary, middle and high school levels or at a K-12 school.
Minimum of five years teaching experience
Master's Degree or higher in School Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction or a related area
Minimum of five years teaching experience
Experience in a progressive education setting.
Certification in School Leadership/Administration/Curriculum and Instruction
Strong work ethic.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Salary from 700,000rmb ($101,905 USD) per annum
Accommodation allowance
Settling in allowance
Medical cover
Annual PD budget
Tuition for up to 2 dependants



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