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

At KISJ we believe 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, English Language Learning, 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.

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 a student-centered approach to learning and instruction.

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

Our Application Process

1. Review our Commitment to Child Protection. KISJ is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all faculty, staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment towards child protection and safeguarding. All candidates must undergo an extensive criminal background and reference check prior to employment and arrival in Jeju. 

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

3. If you meet all qualifications, then we encourage to continue your application through either the ISS platform, Schrole platform or the Search Associates APLI platform.

Teacher Certification

Minimum Qualifications

Current Teaching Certificate. YBM recognizes professional qualifications from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand only. MS/HS candidates will be certified in the specified subject area of the vacancy.

A bachelor’s degree from a university located in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. 

Two years of full-time teaching experience at an accredited English speaking international school, or a public/private/charter school in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Valid Accreditation Agencies


Prefered Qualifications (In Addition to the Minimum Qualifications)

Teaching Certificate is conferred from a traditional brick-and-mortar university. Candidates possess additional endorsements in ELL, Special Needs, Technology Integration, etc.

MS/HS candidates possess degrees in the specified subject area of the vacancy. Candidates will possess a master’s or doctoral degree.

At least 5 years of full-time teaching experience. Candidates will have leadership experience in coaching, clubs, advisory groups, service learning projects, accreditation, grade level and department teams.

KISJ is committed to equal opportunity practices and will consider qualified individuals for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic in accordance with current Korean Immigration law and school policy.