Primary English (as a Foreign Language) and Inquiry Teacher, Shanghai (Qingpu district), China

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Shanghai United International School Qingpu CampusShanghai (Qingpu district), China

Date posted:
Start date: August 1st 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competative + SUIS benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Shanghai United International School (SUIS)- Qingpu Campus

With 25 years of experience, our 11 international schools and 40 kindergartens are going through tremendous growth. Teaching almost 29000 students, our 2800 teachers includes 600+ western professionals. Our students are mainly Chinese nationals and go to the world’s best universities.

SUIS Qingpu is the most recent and the largest of all the Shanghai-based SUIS schools and opened its doors in August 2019 with an initial planned enrolment of 800 students. Next year we will expand even further as we move towards a school of 2500+ students. As you would expect, we have excellent sporting, academic and arts orientated facilities with well-equipped classrooms and the latest technological advantages.

Address: 32 Ye Jin Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China


EFL and Inquiry Primary School Teacher

English is taught in EFL classes and within topic-based Inquiry lessons within our Pioneer Programme which follows our “East Meets West” philosophy. Co-teachers partner in some lessons to help support bi-lingual advancement and the course curriculum utilises Longman and Pearson in support. 

As we are a growing school, we are looking for a team orientated, well-motivated and positive individual, someone who will add to our staffroom and community. A teacher who can demonstrate that our profession is a vocation, who is committed to enhancing English throughout the school and is keen to be involved in helping students to become proactive within co-curricular lessons will receive a favourable response and a skype interview request. 

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who also wishes to grow with the school as there will be many future opportunities for the right candidates to extend into coordinator and leadership positions. As we extend into middle and high school we will be applying to become an IB world school as well as offering A Levels.

General requirements of applicants: 

1.  Holding a degree from a recognized institution (Bachelor or above) and a recognised teaching qualification. 

2. Fluent English speaker with excellent verbal and writing skills; (for Chinese visa requirements please understand that for all English Language, Inquiry, EAL/ ESL positions we can only accept passport holders from AUZ, CAN, IRE, NZ, SA, USA and UK.)

3.  A minimum of two years relevant teaching experience. 

4. Primary school experience. Previous experience of teaching EFL/ESL students is preferred but not essential.

Please include “Application for Primary English and Inquiry Teacher” in the subject box of your email and forward to the Co-Principal, Mrs Selena Dumble at  

Please enclose a recent head and shoulders photo and contact details of two referees (including current Principal) together with a CV and letter of application.

More about Shanghai United International School Qingpu Campus
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
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