secondary physics teacher - august 2023 - hanoi, vietnam

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Secondary Physics Teacher to A-level
Hanoi, Vietnam

Start Date: August 2023
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Curriculum: PYP (Primary), IGCSE - A-levels and IBDP (Secondary)
Experience Required: 3+ years

The School

This British Independent School in Vietnam is a not-for-profit school with approx 550 students from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. It serves both the international and local community of Hanoi. Although the school was founded in 2013, it partnered with a UK-based Grammar School in 2021, joining a global family with schools in the UK, China and the Middle East.

The school has an experienced international faculty and a delightful group of students of various different nationalities. The school follows the PYP curriculum in Primary, and a strong IGCSE and A-Level programme will accompany the current IBDP programme.

The school's purpose-built facility has well-equipped classrooms, spacious sports areas and two swimming pools. The whole school is surrounded by an impressive Eco Garden to enrich the lives of staff and students.

The school's motto is "to Nurture, to Empower, To Connect" with a vision to inspire students to become active, lifelong learners by providing a challenging, globally relevant curriculum that meets the needs of individual learners. The school's holistic and balanced approach nurtures each student's potential and their inquiring minds. They foster international-mindedness by connecting students to their local and global communities to foster awareness and sustainable action.

Living and Working in Hanoi

The school is located in a quiet leafy suburb just 20 minutes from Hanoi's fascinating old centre. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. Hanoi is emerging as an elegant, cultured, and affluent city, where museums and galleries coexist with chic shops and fashionable restaurants. One can wander, in a few minutes, from the narrow streets of the Old Quarter to the imposing mansions and buildings lining the leafy boulevards of the former French Quarter. Hanoi's past has also ensured a superb culinary legacy, where French and Chinese cuisines blend marvellously with the Vietnamese traditions.

School Requirements

This is an exciting opportunity to join a six-person Science Department in a rapidly expanding school in Hanoi,Vietnam.

  • Bachelor of Education (must be in teaching subject) OR a Bachelors degree plus a teaching qualification which must both match your teaching subject
  • A minimum of 3 years experience of teaching is required
  • Experience teaching Physics to post-16 level is required and A-level experience would be an advantage.
  • EAL experience is highly desirable
  • You should be passionate about your subject area and the transformational impact it can have on young people
  • They expect candidates to have a successful record of achievement and performance.
  • Candidates must be a strategic thinkers, able to develop a strong vision, devise strategic plans and show impact.
  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills with the ability to establish rapport with students, parents and colleagues.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work
  • A willingness to engage in the whole life of the school: All staff are actively involved in the co-curricular life of the school, and they encourage staff to share their passions with students. Staff who are able to support with a range of MUN, Public Speaking, Student Leadership and Student bodies as well as our busy Music, Art, Sport, extra-curricular programmes would be beneficial.

Salary and Benefits Package

  • Competitive - teaching salaries are from 32,000USD per year after tax (Average monthly spending in Hanoi is about $600 for a single person, and about $1,000 for a couple, to live the "western" life-style)
  • Housing allowance
  • Annual flights (for spouse and up to 2 dependent children)
  • Health insurance (for spouse and up to 2 dependent children)
  • Shipping allowance
  • 100% tuition waiver for up to 2 dependent children


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