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Employment at ISHCMC-AA

The International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC-AMERICAN ACADEMY) is a caring, positive, energized community which welcomes applications from qualified and passionate educators. We value life-long learning and a commitment to building strong relationships with our students, colleagues and parents.

ISHCMC-American Academy recruits fully qualified and experienced teachers from all around the world whose own philosophy on education fits our school Vision and Guiding Statements.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science, or equivalent;
  • A valid teaching certificate (or equivalent);
  • Relevant teaching experience

The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head of indeed to the Regional CEP so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third part services.

Employment Opportunity

Current Openings

If you wish to apply for an opening position at ISHCMC-AA or interested in staying up to date with the latest vacancies at ISHCMC-American Academy, please see our vacancies on ISS-Schrole or the Global Recruitment Collaborative. For job application or any hiring inquiries, please contact us at HRRecruitment@aavn.edu.vn

Substitute Openings

We maintain a list of experienced, qualified teachers for substitute and replacement teaching. If you're living locally and interested in working as a substitute teacher at our school, please download our job application form here and send your CV and cover letter to HRRecruitment@aavn.edu.vn.

Term of Employment

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK and/or criminal policy checks for all other countries lived or worked in for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 16 (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).

About Cognita

ISHCMC – American Academy is a member of Cognita, a leading international schools group, encompassing 78 schools across three continents. Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools, spanning ten different countries. With 78 schools in Europe, Latin America and Asia, we employ 7,500 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 50,000+ students. See more.

An Inspiring World of Education

Each of our schools is as individual as its students, but we all share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education. We do this by sharing expertise, insights and best practice across our global family – and by collaborating to develop rich learning environments in every school.

We equip young people with the self-belief and international perspective they need to grow, thrive and find their success in a fast-changing world.