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
All of our positions are filled for 2017-2018. You are welcome to submit an application and expression of interest via our Schrole portal.
Candidates from within Norway should send the following information:
- A letter of application
- A current resumé/CV
- A list of references with phone numbers and e-mails
All the above materials should be scanned into one PDF attachment and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
International candidates/candidates outside of Norway should apply using the Schrole system via this button:
The following positions are open for the 2018-19 academic year. Please refer to the application process recommended for each position. Applications that do not follow the process will not be considered.
DIRECTOR – Job Description
Director Position Application Process
Candidates who wish to apply for the position should submit a cover letter that includes a specific expression of interest in the position and indicates strengths the candidate feels qualify him/her for consideration for the position.
Applications should be addressed to the Director Search Committee Chair in the following format:
By e-mail to: email@example.com
Title of the e-mail: ISS – Director Position – Candidates Full Name
All the materials outlined below should be scanned and sent as one PDF attachment:
- A full letter of application outlining the candidate’s fit for the position
- A current resumé/CV, including a recent photograph
- A one-page statement outlining educational beliefs and leadership style
- A one-page list of at least three references with phone numbers and e-mails
The deadline for applications is Monday 29 January 2018. It is our intention that the appointment process – including on-site interviews for shortlisted candidates – will be completed by the end of February (or early March at the latest). ISS reserves the right to conclude the search process prior to the timeline indicated above if the right candidate is found. As such, early applications are encouraged.
General Enquiries/Substitute/Supply Work
ISS also accepts general applications from local & international applicants for both regular and substitute/supply teaching. Please note that 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, applications made to other e-mail addresses cannot be processed and responded to.
Common Human Resource Questions
When full-time or part-time teaching posts come up, they are posted first in Norway through www.nav.no.
Then, typically, 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 email@example.com:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
ISS never charges fees to apply, and candidates should carefully consider the requests made when applying to any reputable international school. Scams have been known to occur in the past.
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 email@example.com.
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.
As part of our recruitment practices at our school, employees are required to possess and validate appropriate qualifications for all positions. In order to teach in Norway and at ISS all teaching certifications need to be approved by NOKUT (www.nokut.no) and The Utdanningsdirektorate (www.udir.no). 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. For all applications, we require written confidential references and communicate directly with previous references to ensure due diligence within the recruitment process. Once at school, ISS has a professional code of conduct that is reviewed with employees and signed annually.
Unfortunately, several scams relating to non-existent teaching jobs at the International School of Stavanger have circulated on the Internet in past years, which include information taken from our official website. The school actively works with the authorities to stop and prevent such scams. ISS never charges fees to apply and candidates should carefully consider the requests made when applying to any reputable international school.
World Class Faculty
The ISS faculty – a community of education professionals from more than 20 countries – guides students on their academic journeys and cares for their overall well-being so they can grow as individuals 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