Working at ISPP

Becoming a Teacher at ISPP

ISPP is the leading international school in Cambodia. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and fully authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma (DP).

Certification and Experience

As our school is accredited and authorized, we expect all our full-time teachers to be certified. We are searching for top international teachers who have a valid teaching certification in their area of instruction, and who are knowledgeable about the three IB programmes we offer,to join our team. While IB training is not essential, it is preferable. Those candidates without IB training or experience will commit to taking an introductory IB workshop prior to arrival at ISPP to ensure the best possible start to their first school year with us.

Technology

ISPP has a strong commitment to technology and Google Apps throughout the school. We are a one-to-one Macbook school from Gr. 6-12 and use a combination of iPads and laptops in the Elementary school. Students may access course work from home or from any computer in the school. We expect all teachers to be or become conversant with Google Apps.

Focus on Learning

ISPP is dedicated to becoming a Professional Learning Community that has an explicit focus on learning throughout the school. Teachers who wish to join this community need to be aware that ISPP teachers collaborate and share in teams – they do not teach in isolation.

  • Teachers at ISPP are accountable for student learning.
  • Teachers at ISPP use a variety of assessment practices and understand how to interpret the results.
  • Teachers at ISPP collect data on learning and interpret the results to inform delivery of the curriculum.
  • Teachers at ISPP serve on several committees to improve our delivery of the curriculum and plan the direction of the school.

Teachers who are not comfortable with these expectations would be better matched at other schools.

Work Ethic

ISPP is a very busy school. In Secondary, we are active participants in the Mekong River International Schools Sports Association (MRISA) and our sports teams travel throughout our region to compete in addition to local fixtures within Phnom Penh. In addition, we send delegations to regional Model United Nations, host our own MUN, and we have developed a comprehensive IB CAS program with activities linked to development initiatives within Cambodia. We also run a comprehensive Week Without Walls program in February. In Elementary, we also do community service projects, organize student trips both inside and outside Cambodia and organize many events outside of tuition time. We expect our teaching faculty to commit to learning activities with our students outside as well as inside the classroom. You need a very strong work ethic to be a successful teacher at ISPP.

Health

Cambodia is not a hardship post by any stretch of the imagination. However, health services are developing. ISPP provides comprehensive health coverage, but if you have a history of medical issuesyou need to consider whether Cambodia is the best place for you personally. That said, we have numerous young teaching couples with children working at ISPP. You need to be in good health to be a successful teacher at ISPP.

Professionalism

Cambodia is attractive to different people for different reasons. ISPP vets every candidate teacher who is offered a contract through an external organization which runs background and criminal checks in coordination with a candidate’s country of origin. In addition, ISPP requires a criminal clearance check from the candidate’s home of origin and from the country they are currently working in.

The internet sites given below contain guides for some countries which explain how these citizens or residents can apply to get a certificate which can then be shown to an employer. These are all able to be undertaken 'on-line' by the candidate for a minimal cost, and are also all verifiable by methods detailed in each country's guide:

Australia: www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

Canada: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Germany: www.bundesjustizamt.de

New Zealand: www.justice.govt.nz/services/criminal-records

Netherlands: www.justis.nl/producten/vog

Switzerland: www.strafregister.admin.ch

United Kingdom: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

USA: www.fbi.gov or www.nsopw.gov

ISPP requires candidates from these countries to produce these certificates before arrival at the school as a condition of employment.

Optimism

Cambodia is a developing country and there is a great sense of optimism about the future here.  ISPP and our community share this optimism and our school is committed to creating a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers that is challenging and rewarding. We are very particular about who joins our teaching faculty because we are protective of the quality of learning at one of the most dynamic mid-sized schools in South East Asia.

As an educator, if you think you can meet or exceed our expectations, we look forward to hearing from you.

Candidates may apply directly to the school by completing our application on Schrole – just follow the link on our recruitment page.

We require the following:

  • Completed Schrole online application.
  • Cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit as a teacher at ISPP and why you would like to live and work in Cambodia.
  • Current Resume/CV

Contact details for at least three current referees and contact details for your supervisors in your three previous schools

If you wish to submit an application for possible openings, please click here to apply through our online application system.