Got a million questions? We’re happy to say that after reading this page, you’ll only have 999,991.
- When does the recruitment process begin?
- When do new teachers start school?
- Does SAS recruit teachers without certification?
- Does SAS recruit families?
- What do teachers themselves say about working here?
- What is the salary range and benefits package available at SAS?
- What is it like to live in Shanghai?
- What is the difference between Puxi and Pudong campuses?
- Do new hires receive an orientation to the School?
- How do I apply to SAS?
After two years at SAS, meet Tracie and Linsey Dotson, Counselors:
“We came to SAS because the school has an amazing reputation in the world. We will stay at SAS, first and foremost, because our children are thriving in this school and this community. This is related to the ways that we as a staff have incredible professional freedom: if there’s a new idea and it is the best thing for students, we absolutely have the support to make it happen. Coming here was the best decision we’ve ever made, and it continues to exceed our expectations.”
After twenty-three years at SAS, meet Karolina Pek, Teacher:
“When I arrived at Shanghai American School, I created a program from scratch. And after all these years, teaching is still never dull at SAS. Every year I learn new things and try something new. There is always support for things to keep growing, from the administration, parents, colleagues, and the amazing students. This is a great school. If you take a position here, you’ll never look back.”
The salary paid depends on the teacher's degree, certification, and years of experience, ranging from ¥286,750 to ¥560,837. All salaries are paid in Chinese Renminbi. For benefits, check out the Compensation and Benefits page.
In the words of Alfred Olivas, Educational Coach:
“Shanghai American School supports the balance between work and play. As a foodie, photographer, maker, live-music fan, and explorer, I find SAS and Shanghai to be one of the most stimulating places to live and work. There is the chance to immerse myself in rich Chinese tradition and history and also to experience contemporary trends in music, food, fashion, clubs and sports throughout the year. This is a community of collegiality that allows both students and teachers to have the courage and inspiration to try anything that we may be passionate about, in school and also in life. SAS is always nurturing this growth mindset in my personal and professional journey.”
Please submit your personal statement or cover letter, employment history and at least two professional references to HumanResources@saschina.org. If you have any questions, please email them to the same address.