Admissions Inquiry

Application Process

Thank you for exploring career opportunities at Shanghai American School. Here is some important information about the application process and requirements.

Your application packet must include:

Overseas-Hired Faculty

Locally-Hired Faculty

Support Staff and Teaching Assistants

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Employment History-Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name and contact information of at least two professional references
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Employment History/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name and contact information of at least two professional references

Personal Statement: One-page statement describing why you wish to work for SAS and live in Shanghai; how you can contribute to the development of our School; and your experience in curriculum mapping and technology integration.

Employment History / Curriculum Vitae: Details outlining qualifications, degrees, teacher certification and work experience.

Name and contact information of professional references: contact information of direct supervisors familiar with your job performance and how you would perform at SAS. At least one of the contacts provided must be a current supervisor.

Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email. You will be contacted directly by the relevant department should your profile match the needs of the position you applied for.

For teacher and administration candidates, we strongly recommend that you make plans to attend recruitment fairs. You can visit members of the Shanghai American School administration at the recruiting fairs here.
Please indicate in your application which recruitment fair you will be attending.

Applying to SAS

Please submit your application to

If you have any questions, please email them to the same address.