work at wiss

Thank you for your interest in working at the Western International School of Shanghai. We invite you to join our warm and welcoming WISS community. We believe in a student-centered approach to learning, where our staff truly care about the development, growth, and success of each WISS student. The Western International School of Shanghai hires highly qualified teachers, who are caring and compassionate. All positions require that applicants be experienced, certified professionals in their field, speak English fluently, be physically fit, and able to pass a criminal background check. Salary and benefit packages are competitive. Please check our job openings below regularly for updates in employment opportunities.

job openings

Primary Principal (to begin August 1, 2020)

The Primary Principal is responsible for all operations of the Primary grades and will work closely with the Director, Early Years Principal, and Secondary Principal. It is expected that the Primary Principal will also work closely with teachers and staff and delegate...

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Early Years Nurse

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is looking for an Early Years Nurse to complete the nursing team beginning in early August. Candidates should be fully qualified medical nurses with at least 2 years of full-time nursing experience. Candidates should...

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PYP Librarian, Early Years and Primary School

WISS is looking for a library trained/experienced PYP Teacher Librarian for the 2019-20 school year. The PYP Teacher Librarian at WISS works across two sections in the PYP (Early Years and Primary) collaborating with homeroom, single subject and other support...

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why work at wiss?

who we are

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a leading international school in Shanghai. WISS is the only full continuum IB World School offering the four programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP), and the Career-related Programme (IBCP). WISS cultivates healthy, balanced, confident, and ethical people. We strive to challenge and stimulate students to inquire, wonder, discover, and create each day; and aim to send into the world brave, compassionate, internationally minded global citizens with the skill and intellect to help shape the future. We pride ourselves on our caring community and our ability to engage and inspire our young people. Located in the west of Shanghai, WISS has a warm and caring community with a student body made up of over 50 nationalities. We have set ourselves apart with unique programs and initiatives that help students to explore and further their passions.

living in shanghai

Shanghai is a bustling international city with an ever-changing landscape. It is beautiful, charming, exotic... and never boring! Once settled, you will find Shanghai to be an incredible city and a great place to live. The metropolis of Shanghai is rich in culture, history, sightseeing, shopping, and dining. The more you explore this amazing city, the more hidden gems you will encounter. There are many weekend trips, and beautiful towns surrounding Shanghai to explore as well; Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Moganshan, Sheshan and Chongming Island. The Western International School of Shanghai is located in Xujing Town in the Qingpu district on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River. The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Railway Station are located 10 kilometers to the northeast of the school. The school is located in a largely residential area of Xujing Town, a rapidly developing area with new housing compounds, shopping areas, and restaurants opening regularly.

professional development at wiss

At WISS, we believe learning is as important for our staff, as it benefits our students. Professional development for our teaching staff is a priority. Our teachers re given various opportunities for professional development, both on campus and around the world, such as:
  • Personal PD
  • In-School PD
  • Professional Learning Opportunities (PLO)/Job-alikes
  • Peer Observations
  • Collaborative Instructional Rounds
  • Teaching Skill Shares
  • Teacher Research Groups
  • Webinars
  • Online Courses
  • Participation in a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
  • IB, ACAMIS and ISTA workshops
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