North Cross School is partnering with institutions abroad in order to offer their high school students educational experiences modeled after that of an American independent school. We aim to prepare non-American students to excel in an American university setting. Students earn dual diplomas, and most will pursue higher education in the United States.
Located on 77 acres in Roanoke, VA, North Cross School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school in its 70th year of providing the best teaching available in Southwest Virginia. Serving students as young as 3 all the way through to high school graduation, North Cross strives to promote in every student personal integrity and responsibility to the greater community. Upper School students are encouraged to pursue academic, athletic and artistic achievement, which results in opportunities for placement at many of the nation’s top universities.
Created 15 years ago in the Zhabei District of Shanghai, China, Xinhe Middle School quickly developed a reputation for educational excellence. Its partnership with North Cross School is now in its fifth year, and North Cross Shanghai graduates already have gained admission to highly competitive universities such as UVA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Mount Holyoke, SCAD, Bard College, Franklin and Marshall, Boston College, Purdue, Case Western, and Ohio State. North Cross Shanghai’s curriculum is centered on a rigorous Advanced Placement course sequence, and students enjoy a more robust athletic and extracurricular life than is typical in Chinese schools. Most instruction is in English. A second campus in Shanghai, located in the suburban Baoshan District, was opened in August of 2019.
We seek dynamic teachers excited about the prospects of living and working abroad, and about collaborating closely with cosmopolitan teams of talented teachers from a wide range of countries. Candidates should be enthusiastic about developing new programs and contributing to rapidly growing international collaborations. We have particular need for teachers prepared to teach Math, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, and Social Studies. We seek teachers for both Shanghai campuses.
Teaching certification plus two years of teaching experience. Master’s degree preferred. ESL training or experience strongly preferred. Enthusiasm and adaptability a must!
Additional Salary Information: Starting date: February 2019.
Class size: 10–25 students per class.
Teaching hours: maximum 20 teaching periods per week (40/45 minutes each period), plus 20 office hours. Work hours: 7:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend and evening duties.
Supervising a student club or athletic team.
Salary: competitive salary commensurate with experience and local cost of living.
Travel allowance: at least $2000 per year.
Insurance/Foreign expert certification/Residence permit: arranged and paid for by the school.