TEACHER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
Thank you for your interest in International School Basel. ISB welcomes the opportunity to enrich the school community by recruiting vibrant and well-qualified teachers. If you have an interest in joining the team, please review the requirements below.
At ISB, applicants for teaching positions are required to have a Bachelors degree plus classroom teacher certification. Examples of such undergraduate and post-graduate classroom teacher certifications include but are not limited to:
- Swiss PH Teaching Diploma
- German Lehrbefähigung
- French CAPES Certification
- U.K. PGCE/QTS/Certification of Education
- U.S. State Teaching License
- Canadian Province Teaching License
- South African HDE
- New Zealand Trained Teacher's Diploma (K-Grade 6) plus Bachelor of Education (Grades 7-12)
Applicants holding only TEFL/TESOL/TOEFL/CELTA or similar qualifications will not be considered for a teaching position.
Applicants must be qualified to teach the subjects and grade levels indicated in the job vacancy. At least 4 years of post-qualification/certification teaching experience in a comparable school is required. Strong preference will be given to teachers with teaching experience and training in the relevant IB Programmes (DP/MYP/PYP).
Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English.
Due to the timing of academic staff resignation dates, the majority of recruitment activity takes place during November through January of each academic year.
- Applications sent in hardcopy format will not be acknowledged nor returned;
- Due to work permit limitations, preference is given to candidates holding Swiss work permits or Swiss/EU citizenship.
Only candidates who are living in the immediate Basel area and who are eligible to work in Switzerland will be considered for substitute/cover teacher and tutor positions.
ISB accepts applications year-round for qualified and experienced teachers who would be available to substitute teach. Substitute/cover teachers are required to hold the same teacher qualifications and certifications as those listed teacher positions. Specific postings are not advertised for these positions.
Please note that substitute/cover teachers are employed when and if required by ISB and according to the availability of the individual. ISB cannot guarantee assignment nor a minimum of annual working hours for substitute/cover teachers.