For decades, the International School of Stavanger has been well known in the international education community. Our aim is to recruit and develop competent, motivated and engaged educators with an international mindset.

We are looking for colleagues who understand our vision, mission and philosophy, and are enthused by the prospect of helping our students grow in this context. At the end of the day, it is all about ‘fit.’

What Can We Offer?

  • A school community that has a ‘whole child’ approach – truly holistic and inclusive in nature
  • A supportive, professional and collaborative team of teachers that values its respectful and positive student body
  • An established international education working environment that has completed five successful accreditation cycles
  • A competitive salary and benefits package including medical coverage, pension contribution and professional development support
  • Fair and equal opportunities in full compliance with local employment legislation

Current Vacancies

1.0 Outdoor Worker/Garden Worker

Start: April 1, 2020. (Temporary; Seasonal).

We require an outdoor worker/garden worker. This is a full-time temporary position that runs from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. This position has the possibility of becoming permanent. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 22, 2020.


0.5 Learning Support Teacher

Start: January 8, 2020. (Temporary).

Must have strong English skills, a degree/qualifications in special education or equivalent (Masters level preferred), teaching qualifications, and the requirements to work in Norway.


1.0 School Nurse

Start: August 2020

To provide a Health Service to all students at ISS during the school hours of 08.30 -15.30 Monday to Friday

More information in this detailed job description.


1.0 Assistant to the Director

Start: 3 February, 2020.

The Assistant to the Director will assist the Director in his/her daily work and be a ‘link’ to local and national authorities in Norway; attending to phone calls, preparing letters, making inquiries with public offices and authorities, seeking information and checking facts, answering questions from the local community, etc.The assistant to the director also serves as a useful “local” contact for expat teachers and staff concerning local information and enlightenment about national, social and cultural oddities in their new, temporary homeland.

Please apply with title – RE: Assistant to the Director.

More information in this detailed job description.


You are welcome to submit an application and expression of interest via our Schrole portal (see below).

When openings are listed, please refer to the application process recommended for each position. Applications that do not follow the process will not be considered.

A commitment to participating in the broader aspects of school life (such as coaching and/or leading an extra curricular programme) is expected.

Candidates must also either have or be eligible to apply for approval of their qualifications through NOKUT, the Education Directorate and the UDI as appropriate. US citizens require Master’s certification. The successful candidate will be required to submit a police statement, following Norwegian law.

We respectfully ask that only qualified candidates reply. Due to the number of applicants we receive at ISS, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The ISS recruitment site will auto-acknowledge receipt of your application.

All candidates should send the following information:

  • A letter of application
  • A current resumé/CV
  • A list of, and contact information for, at least 3 references (at least one a direct supervisor)

All the above materials should be scanned into one PDF attachment and sent to



Some positions at ISS will be posted internationally. International candidates outside of Norway should apply for these positions using the Schrole system via this button:


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The International School of Stavanger is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical and emotional well-being of our students through our hiring policies and daily school operations. Any allegation of risk to a student will be handled through ISS Child Protection Policies along with the relevant authorities.

General Enquiries/Substitute/Supply Work

ISS also accepts general applications from local and international applicants for both regular and substitute/supply teaching. The school only draws substitute/supply teachers from the talent already legally resident in the Stavanger region. English fluency is a requirement for all substitute teaching opportunities. Candidates must attend an orientation session at the school and have legal Norwegian residency. The school cannot assist those who wish to be a substitute in gaining Norwegian residency. For additional information and for general enquiries, please e-mail Unfortunately, applications made to other e-mail addresses cannot be processed.

Common Human Resource Questions

When full-time or part-time teaching posts come up, they are posted first in Norway through

ISS will use posting sites such as Schrole, and on occasion Search and TES. When needed, ISS is represented at international teaching recruitment fairs sponsored by the Council of International Schools in London in January and Search Associates in the United States in February. We recommend that candidates submit their interest via these services and visit our stand at the fairs.

For teaching positions, ISS can only consider applicants with earned university degrees (a masters certification is necessary for U.S. degrees), current teaching qualifications and school teaching certification. Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

General minimum requirements to be considered for teaching posts include:

  • An earned bachelor’s degree with a preference of a master’s degree
  • Current PGCE, state teaching certification or equivalent
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Current knowledge in: learning and assessment methodologies; “learner-centred” classrooms; programme development and evaluation; and differentiated instruction for students with learning differences and EAL
  • Ability to use technology to support learning
  • Two years of teaching experience, preferably in a Pre-School-Grade 12 international school
  • Approval of teaching qualifications through NOKUT and/or the Utdanningsdirektorate (Education Directorate) – candidates can also be eligible to apply for such approvals
  • Clean police statement

As part of our recruitment practices, candidates who are offered and accept a position are required to possess and validate appropriate qualifications for teaching in Norway. To teach in Norway and at ISS, all teaching certifications and university transcripts/diplomas need to be approved by NOKUT and the Utdanningsdirektorate (Education Directorate).
In addition, all employees must pass a Norwegian government background check as well as the appropriate checks from the countries in which they have previously worked. Clean police statements must be submitted by candidates offered a position, for approval.

For all applications, we require written confidential references and we communicate directly with previous references to ensure due diligence within the recruitment process.
Once starting work, ISS has a professional code of conduct that is reviewed and signed by employees annually.

Candidates should send the following information (via one PDF attachment) to

  • A letter of application
  • A current resumé/CV
  • A list of references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses

ISS reserves the right to appoint before the closing date if a very suitable candidate emerges early in the process.

The recruitment and leadership team will only consider applications sent to the e-mail address.

Within a couple of days of e-mailing completed applications to, applicants will receive a response from a member of the ISS Recruitment team.

ISS never charges fees to apply, and candidates should carefully consider the requests made when applying to any reputable international school.

Unfortunately, several scams relating to non-existent teaching jobs at the International School of Stavanger (and other schools) have circulated on the internet in past years, which included information from our official website. The school actively works with the authorities to stop and prevent such scams.

ISS accepts applications from local applicants for substitute/supply teaching. The school only draws substitute/supply teachers from the talent already legally resident in the Stavanger region. English fluency is a requirement for all substitute teaching opportunities.

Candidates must attend an orientation session at the school and have legal Norwegian residency. The school cannot assist those who wish to be a substitute in gaining Norwegian residency. Send letter of intent, resume/CV for substitute/supply teaching electronically to

We deeply value the role the educator plays in the lives of children and young adults. We also understand that supporting continuous professional growth benefits all aspects of our school community – whether to improve student learning through innovative techniques or to share the latest brain research with parents. At ISS, there is the belief: “Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible.”

Opportunities for staff members to grow and network professionally at educational conferences and learn from global experts are available on an annual basis. Presentations take place monthly in Morning Connections, where professionals speak to parents and staff on a range of topics related to education and parenting. Professional publications are also accessible.

World Class Faculty

The ISS faculty – a community of education professionals from more than 20 countries – guides each student on their academic journey and cares for their overall well-being so they can grow as an individual and fulfil their potential. Celebrating different opinions, perspectives and talents, the staff is committed to growing from one another.

One of the most stimulating experiences of my career. The team work within the staff and support of the administration was remarkable along with highly motivated students and eagerly involved parents. – Former ISS Teacher