Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) is owned and operated by the Church of Christ in Thailand, the national protestant church, affiliated with protestant churches in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Our roots are in providing English-language education to missionary children, but today our student body represents over 30 nationalities and a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds. CMIS is committed to Christian values and makes a concerted effort to hire teachers who share our Christian worldview.
Teaching at CMIS is an enriching experience. The student body is a very diverse group of bright, motivated, well-behaved, students with a supportive parent community. Classes are small (generally less than 20). Most teachers are here because they love teaching, and the staff and students are welcoming. We offer an English-language, American-sourced education grounded in the Christian worldview. We strive to create an atmosphere of love and understanding where teachers and students are free to share appropriate aspects of their faith in class, but there is no formal Christian curriculum. Teachers are also given considerable flexibility in how they design their classes around the required curriculum.
General Expectations of our teachers:
◾Professional in appearance and behavior consistent with Christian values and cultural expectations of teachers in Thailand
◾Professional qualifications including an appropriate university degree and teaching certification in their home country
◾Openness to teaching in a context committed to Christian values
◾Respect and sensitivity to staff and students of all cultures and beliefs
◾Willingness to work in a collaborative, changing environment
◾Fulfill not only assigned teaching duties, but also participate in and direct extra-curricular activities, after school meetings, and other school-sponsored events
◾Ability to perform responsibilities, including developing relationships with students, consulting with staff about particular students’ needs, overseeing communication with parents, and creating opportunities for group discussion on pertinent issues with the intent of helping students grow emotionally and intellectually
◾Unless otherwise stated, all positions are for two-year contracts.
CMIS usually only considers candidates who are certified to teach in their home countries and who have a degree in education or appropriate specialty subjects. Strong preference is given to candidates educated in western colleges or universities and to those who have shown a pattern of involvement in extra-curricular activities. Overseas teaching experience is preferred, but not required.
Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. Please submit applications electronically and direct any questions to [email protected]