Head of Art, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province PRC

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Dulwich International High School SuzhouSuzhou, Jiangsu Province PRC

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Start date: 01/08/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive plus benefits (including full family package)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Dulwich International High School Suzhou (DHSZ) seeks an outstanding and inspirational educator to lead the Art Department from August 2020 and teach Art up to A level. With just under 200 students engaged in IGCSE or A-Level Art courses, our well-resourced High School Art & Design department is unlike any other we know of in China! Our diverse Art faculty bring both depth and breadth in their perspectives, expertly guiding our students in both Fine Art and Graphics pathways. Most students progress into leading art colleges, such as RISD, Parsons, SVA and UAL, and benefit from our portfolio preparation programme. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in our fast growing school in Suzhou, one of China’s most vibrant cities.

Our school

Dulwich International High School Suzhou (DHSZ) is a selective, English-medium, co-educational four-year high school. Our students are highly motivated and learning focused which makes it a delight to teach them. The majority of our 800 students are PRC nationals who will pursue their university studies at excellent universities and colleges outside China. To this end, our students opt out of the Chinese education system at the end of junior middle school to follow a curriculum leading to IGCSEs and A Levels.

We are one of a family of schools owned and operated by Dulwich College International (DCI), based in Shanghai. DCI was founded in 2003, with full approval and authority from Dulwich College London and currently owns eleven schools in China, Seoul, Singapore and Yangon. Being part of a group of schools offers our teachers and students many opportunities for connections and development outside the school as well.

We are an expanding school, currently in our eighth year of operation. We opened in September 2012 in temporary premises within the beautiful grounds of the prestigious Suzhou High School, in the heart of the old town of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. In August 2015, we moved to our new purpose-built campus which is located in the developing SIP district of Suzhou, right next door to Dulwich’s other school in Suzhou, DCSZ, which is a 3-18 international school, offering IGCSE and the IB diploma.

Our strong connections with both Dulwich College London and Suzhou High School allow us to truly claim that our school is a bridge between the educational traditions of East and West and it is this unique distinction that sets us apart from our competitors.

In line with the Dulwich College educational philosophy, we offer a holistic approach to the education of our high performing students, which is centred on a rigorous and advanced academic programme based around the UK’s University of Cambridge International Examinations A-level qualification. In addition, we run an extensive extra-curricular activities programme that supports students in developing their teamwork, leadership and creativity skills.


Suzhou is a wealthy major city in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, adjacent to the Shanghai Municipality. The journey time from Shanghai to Suzhou on the comfortable and efficient high-speed trains is only 25 minutes. Situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtse River and built around two large lakes, Suzhou is the second largest city in Jiangsu province after its capital city, Nanjing. Administratively, Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with an urban population of around 10 million in its whole administrative area. Suzhou is considered one of the most attractive and livable of all the major cities in China.

Applying to teach at DHSZ

DHSZ is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate.

To apply for this position you will need to include:

- an application letter

- your CV

- a statement of educational philosophy

- details of three referees from your current and previous employer

Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at: https://www.dulwich.org/careers.

For further information please see our website at https://suzhou-high-school.dulwich.org/

The closing date for applications is 15th November 2019.

Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received, therefore early application is encouraged. 

Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

More about Dulwich International High School Suzhou
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 18 years
Address: High School Programme, Fangzhong Street, near East Zhongxin Avenue, No. 360 Gangtian Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu, 215021, China. View in Google Maps
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