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Korea International School, Jeju Campus believes in positive change through dialogue and design. Every day, we use mind-opening tools and teaching to serve emerging bilingual students, because unprecedented times call for unprecedented learners. As South Korea’s first public-private boarding school, we offer students in Northeast Asia expanded access to a challenging American curriculum (using AERO-based standards, Understanding by Design® and Advanced Placement® courses) with an emphasis on character education. We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the South Korean Ministry of Education.

With well-resourced classrooms and facilities, strong support for professional development, supportive teams, and an innovative boarding program, we ensure that our students grow academically while developing complex social-emotional and intercultural skills. Our learning community includes 153 academic faculty and over 40 dedicated dorm staff serving approximately one thousand students in grades PreK–12.

Korea International School, Jeju Campus is located on an island renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, high standard of living, and unique local culture. Learn more about living in Jeju.

We seek educators who:

Apply research-based best practices as part of their everyday teaching and learning, with a focus on student engagement and language acquisition.

Develop trusting relationships with students beyond the classroom through co-curricular programs, with an awareness of social-emotional learning, intercultural dynamics, and our boarding school environment.

Collaborate effectively on teams by promoting a spirit of inquiry and presuming positive intentions.

Approach their work with a growth mindset, and encourage this across our community.

Bring our mission and vision to life with student-centered words and actions.

Please note that due to a high volume of applicants, we do not accept applications by e-mail; please review our vacancies and follow our application process below.

Our Application Process

We welcome applications and interest from all qualified educators. Due to a high volume of applicants, we do not accept applications by e-mail; please instead complete the following steps:

1. Ensure you meet our minimum qualifications using the table below.

2. View our vacancies and apply. Search Associates candidates need only apply through the Search platform.

3. Complete our Credential Review and Pre-Interview Questions prior to any interviews.

Minimum Qualifications



Leadership Co-curricular Activities

Teacher Certification

Teaching certification/license in the subject area from an accredited traditional teacher preparation program. KISJ will not accept teaching certificates/licenses from programs that use solely online, distance, or the hybrid method of teacher training delivery

Two years of full-time teaching experience at an accredited U.S. public or independent school,

Department chair, instructional coach, mentor teacher, etc.

Criminal History Record Information

Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3.5 GPA

or at an accredited AERO-based/Common Core international school

Activity sponsor, coach, camp counselor, long-term substitute teacher experience

Visa requirements

The South Korean Immigration Office in Jeju recognizes professional qualifications from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand only. Age limits apply.

Master’s degree in content area or specialization

Accepted U.S. accreditations







8 Global Edu-ro 260beon-gil, Daejeong-eup
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea 63644
Tel. +82 (0)64 741 0509
Fax. +82 (0)64 792 0509

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