Hiring International Teachers in Vietnam for August 2016

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*Note – all positions have been filled for the 2016-2017 school year. Check back on expatheather.com in November 2016 for updates.

It’s that time of year again, and ISHCMC – American Academy in Vietnam has some open international teaching positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. Pictured above is the school Senior Leadership Team: Rob Wilson (Dean of Students), Christina Nelson (EAL Coordinator), Mark Lewis (Head of School), Bill Hanrahan (Technology Integration Specialist), and me, Heather Carreiro (Deputy Head of School). Not pictured: Michael Tower, our Counselor.

If you are interested in living and working in Vietnam, here is the information that we have posted already on Search Associates. You do not need to be a member of Search Associates to apply.

About the School

ISHCMC – American Academy is an American curriculum campus for grades 6-12. The ISHCMC-AA campus is located directly next to the main ISHCMC campus and serves approximately 300 students.

Our student body is made primarily of Vietnamese nationals with a wide range of English language proficiency levels. The ideal candidate will have experience with effective methods of working with English language learners to reach content, and will maintain a willingness to openly collaborate with the EAL Program Coordinator to deliver instruction and support according to student need.

Definite Positions

Math - Calculus

Our Mathematics department seeks a creative educator who enjoys teaching high school students. The ideal candidate will qualify to train as an adjunct instructor of Syracuse University Project Advance (supa.syr.edu) to teach one or two sections of Calculus 1 (MAT295) in our school’s dual enrollment program. Successful candidates will have either a Master’s degree focused on Mathematics or a minimum of 5 years AP Calculus AB/BC teaching experience with solid results. As our school serves a wide range of students with varying levels of English proficiency, training and experience in Sheltered Instructions methods (SIOP) is a huge plus. Additional courses are likely to include Pre-Calculus and Algebra 2.

Science - Chemistry

Our Science department seeks an innovative educator who enjoys teaching high school students. The ideal candidate will qualify to train as an adjunct instructor of Syracuse University Project Advance (supa.syr.edu) to teach one section of a year-long 8 credit sequence of General Chemistry in our school’s dual enrollment program. Successful candidates will have either a Master’s degree focused on Chemistry or a minimum of 5 years AP Chemistry teaching experience with solid results. With our current timetable, the position would be 3 sections of Grade 10 Chemistry, one section of SU or AP Chemistry, and one section of Grade 6 Earth Science OR 1 section of Grade 11/12 Environmental Science. Hence, this position may be 20% middle school. Final timetable is determined in the Spring. As our school serves a wide range of students with varying levels of English proficiency, training and experience in Sheltered Instructions methods (SIOP) is a huge plus.

Tentative Positions

English as an Additional Language

Our school is seeking an experienced EAL specialist who enjoys classroom teaching and collaboration with teachers across subject areas. The ideal candidate will have a strong base of linguistic knowledge as well as training in WIDA, SIOP, and Extensive Reading strategies.

Information Technology

We are looking for a creative individual who enjoys working with middle and high school students. For a candidate with a Master’s degree in an IT subject, there could be an opportunity to train as an adjunct instructor for our dual enrollment program with Syracuse University Project Advance (supa.syr.edu) in courses such as Web Design, Cybersecurity, or Animation & Game Development. We have offered Web Design to qualified grade 11/12 students in the past, and we are looking to continue offering a dual enrollment course in one of the above-mentioned areas.

Math - General

We have a tentative opening for a secondary Math teacher. The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching both middle school and high school students up through Algebra 2. We are looking for a dynamic teacher who is passionate about delivering inquiry based lessons with a dedication to teaching with daily content and language objectives.

Further Information

Here are some ways you can learn more about our school and about living in Vietnam.

YouTube Channel

School News & VideosOur school YouTube channel hosts footage of events and sports games. You can also see videos produced by our student media team, Sunbear Sound. One of my recent favorites is The Yo-Yo Kids of ISHCMC – American Academy.

School Magazine

Reverberations
Here you can find the archives of our school’s student-produced, bilingual magazine in English and Vietnamese. The magazine includes teacher interviews, letters from graduates, photo collages, field trip reports, and lots of information about school events and traditions.

Teacher Blog

A Big Kid’s Lifestyle
This is the blog of Bill Hanrahan, our IT Integrationist. Bill joined the American Academy faculty in August 2015, however he was working at another school in Ho Chi Minh City for two years prior. On his blog, you can learn about the school and Bill’s many adventures in and around Vietnam.

Applications

If you are interested in applying for a position or wish to learn more, please send your CV and a letter of interest to Head of School Mark Lewis (mark.lewis@aavn.edu.vn) and Deputy Head of School Heather Carreiro (heather.carreiro@aavn.edu.vn). Additional documents which can support your application are welcome. Consider sending:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Sample unit plan with assessment
  • Sample lesson plan that includes language development targets
  • If you have an online portfolio of work, please send us the link. Thanks in advance to all who are interested in applying. Salary and benefit information is published in the Search Associates database.

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