Wednesday, April 04, 2007

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My school is about 2/3 of the way through the recruiting process for next year. If you are thinking about applying, please do so. Our school runs a very slow and deliberate interview process so you should find yourself with more than enough information and time to make a decision that's good for you. I quote our recruitment page here:

School Overview: The SMIC Private School was established in September 2001 by the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) - a world leading semiconductor Foundry Company located in Shanghai, China. The SMIC Private School, a Pre-K to Grade 12 school, (see its website at offers two language tracks: Chinese and English Tracks, from G1 to G12. The Chinese Track follows the local Shanghai curriculum and the teaching language is Chinese. The English Track adopts the California and Texas curricula, and the teaching language is English. ESL and CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) classes are also available. Currently more than 1,100 students are enrolled at the SMIC Private School and the size continues to expand in the coming year. The student body is comprised of 18 nationalities and the majority of them come from the U.S. and Taiwan. Sources of teachers have predominately been from the U.S. but qualified candidates from any country are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Native English speaker; Master's degree in a relevant area or certified teachers with at least two years of teaching experience; has the ability to adapt to a culture that is vastly different from that of North America.

Positions Available:

  • Full-time Grades 1-12 homeroom and subject teachers (At the High School level, candidates who are able to teach AP courses are preferred).
  • All-level administrators

Report Dates: August 16, 2007 (For teachers) August 1, 2007 (For administrators)

Work Hours: 7:45am~4:30pm, Monday ~ Friday

Salary Range: Faculty compensation with wide health insurance coverage is commensurate with qualifications and experience; housing and meal subsidies and relocation allowance are available.

Duration: One or two years’ renewable contract

Application Procedures: Interested candidates are to submit a cover letter, C.V., two letters of recommendations (on official letterhead), copies of diploma(s) and teaching certificates to:

Dr. Yuan Han, English Track Principal, The SMIC Private School
No. 169 QingTong Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai Zip: 201203
The People’s Republic of China,
FAX: +86-021-5855-7462


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