International School Basel
Fleischbachstrasse 2 | 4153 Reinach BL | Switzerland | +41 61 715 33 33
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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.

Requirements for Teachers

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.

Please note:

  • 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.

Requirements for Substitute/Cover Teachers

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.

About ISB

Situated in a beautiful and dynamic region of Switzerland, ISB is an English-speaking international day school which provides students aged 3-18 with the education, support and inspiration they need to become global citizens.


ISB has many years’ experience supporting students and families from all over the world. We accept students throughout the School year, dependent on availability of space and fulfillment of entry requirements. 


ISB is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Currently studied by over one million students in 148 countries, the IB prepares students with the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world.


ISB is situated on three campuses, all easily accessible by public transport.

Student Services

The facilities, technological and personnel support on offer at ISB make a vital contribution to the academic, social and emotional development of all students at the School.

Student Life

Sports, drama, music, art, debate, representation, recreation – at ISB, there are numerous ways for students of all ages to cooperate and compete to improve existing skills or try something new.

Parent Community

Individual parents and parent groups constitute an indispensable part of the vibrant community of ISB. 

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