IST seeks a nativespeaking French Immersion language teacher who embraces IST’s mission of “opening the world” for its students and is attracted by the innovation opportunities offered by a small but agile school and a dedicated community of faculty and families.
Applicants must be available for the 1st August start of the 2019 academic year.
A deeply held conviction of the value of bilingualism and a good knowledge of the European Language Framework standards.
Able to work across grades from age 5 to 16 year old students.
An outward-looking personal philosophy aligned with our international ethos that values our place in the global family.
Familiarity with the UK Cambridge curriculum (preferred) or other international education programmes.
Willingness to commit to a 3-5 year contract.
Excellent English both spoken and written.
Educational degree with a language teaching focus.
(If not a US citizen) Eligible for a J1 work visa.
Assistance with relocation will be provided.
A standard benefits package is offered.
Note that Tucson has a below-average cost of living by US standards and ample affordable housing in the urban core (including the immediate school neighbourhood) as well as more rural settings.
A diverse and welcoming community, the Tucson metropolitan area is home to over one million people as well as the University of Arizona, a research university with more than 40,000 students.
Your CV/resumé and a short cover letter/e-mail explaining your interest in our school and how you feel you can best contribute to its mission.
Two professional references will be requested for shortlisted candidates and will not be contacted without prior notification.
About International School of Tucson
The International School of Tucson is a pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade school with a strong language programme and a full-immersion preschool. It is a genuinely international school with 34 full-time staff from all over the world and 180+ children enrolled in one of four programmes (French, German, Spanish or Chinese) for language and culture, while Math, Science, Art and Music curricula are taught in English.
Ours is a young, dynamic school with strong international academic standards accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education; we are one of 10,000 schools in 160 countries using the Cambridge curriculum to prepare our students for their future as citizens of the world.
IST is operated by a non-profit organisation and is a private, independent school in order to protect its vision, educational independence and international values. We ensure a diverse student population by keeping fees as low as possible and granting tuition assistance or raising scholarships for over half of our students.
IST also has a small on-site nursery with about forty under-3s to which faculty and staff have priority admittance.