Kindergarten teacher Allan Dee wants learning to be fun and fulfilling – whichever side of the desk he’s sitting on.
ZIS welcomes educators to apply to become a part of our outstanding faculty.
The most significant impact on student learning is the quality of the teaching they experience - great teachers develop great learners. We are looking for colleagues with an outstanding record of achievement, who are passionate about not only student learning, but also their own.
Our definition of learning commits us to focus on the whole child - where the development of character is equally as important as that of conceptual understanding and competencies.
To best support this, we have embedded the most effective research-based teaching strategies as the foundation of our teaching, in order to provide academic challenge and support for each student. These 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) underpin our teacher self-directed professional growth planning model.
Our Vision statement and Strategic Priorities commit us to developing true global citizens determined to make a difference to the organizations and communities in which they work and live. We want our students to be open to different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives and to understand the importance of inclusion and equity.
Therefore, we are looking to attract candidates who represent the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives of our community and who will enrich the learning and growth of our students. ZIS therefore welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those traditionally underrepresented in the international school community.
When you join ZIS, you’re not just joining a school. You are joining a lifelong community that spans the world and generations. We are a community brought together by experience, and we stay with you wherever you go.
How to Apply:
Due to the high number of inquiries we receive every day in a variety of formats, we request that you apply for a particular position using our own online application process. Only in this way can we assure you that your application will be processed in a timely manner.
ZIS respects each applicant's decision to register through various recruitment agencies, but we also require you to apply to ZIS directly using our online system. Thank you for your understanding.
Zurich International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The school has a code of conduct, a child protection policy, and procedures which support this commitment.
All employees are required to undertake a security clearance. This takes the form of a criminal records report and a special excerpt from Swiss criminal records for those working with children. It is school policy to actively seek confidential references for all new employees.
Substitute / Limited Term Cover
At times there are opportunities for daily or short term maternity / illness cover. We will accept an expression of interest from applicants in the Greater Zurich Area with:
- Teaching licence including specialism
- Valid work permit for Switzerland
Should you wish to apply, please send a cover letter and current Curriculum Vitae to ZIS Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about our teachers from these articles in our award winning community magazine, Voices.
Art teacher Ryan Pace says there is so much more to a good sketch than simply putting paint to paper.
Don’t be fooled by his laid back demeanor – PE teacher Ibi Oubda is as passionate about education as they come.
With a dash of this and a dollop of that, Middle School Maths teacher Dan Allen is the improvisational – inspirational – king of the kitchen
Upper School Social Studies teacher, Paul Doolan, is a master of bringing history to life.
EC Creative Arts teacher Carole Reymond says her passion for dance began when she was just five.
Middle School French Teacher, Jennifer Model can trace her family to 18th-century Paris, making connections with the past, and the future.
Green is the way for Kristie Lear – not only as she leads the ZIS sustainability efforts but also in her daily life.
Cross-country running coach Brook Mullens says that he never misses an opportunity to get outside – for fitness, for learning and for the simple joy of the great outdoors.
Opening up the world of doll’s houses with German curriculum project leader Elena Salassa.