The SAS Human Resources office is available to answer any questions that you might have. However, for your convenience we have listed below the questions (with answers) most asked by prospective faculty.
When does the recruitment process begin?
The school administrators attend recruitment fairs in January to March. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as September.
When are new teachers expected to start School?
New teachers are expected to arrive in Shanghai about the 1st week in August.
Does Shanghai American School recruit teachers without certification?
Ideally, we want to recruit teachers with a teaching certification.
Does Shanghai American School recruit families?
Our recruitment policy is to recruit candidates with the skills and qualifications that match the position requirements. We hire singles and teaching couples (with or without children).
What is the salary range paid by Shanghai American School and in what currency is this paid?
The salary paid depends on the teacher's degree, certification and years of experience. This ranges from $35,669 to $65,795. All salaries are paid in USD, however the School reserves the right to pay a percentage in local currency.
What are the benefits offered by Shanghai American School?
The benefits offered to faculty include:
Housing and utilities*
Personal leave (cash payout for unused portions)
Bereavement leave (includes round trip excursion fare for overseas hires)
End of Contract Completion Bonus after the completion of the third year
* Only applies to overseas hires.
Do all new hires receive an orientation to the School?
Yes, all our new staff and veteran employees receive an extensive orientation at the beginning of each School Year.