Available Positions

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police or equivalent background checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether you worked in those countries).


Available Positions 

Secondary Chemistry Teacher (Grades 6 – 12)

International School of Ho Chi Minh (ISHCMC) seeks an energised educator to join our Secondary Science team. The preferred candidate should have experience with the IB Middle Years and Diploma Years Programmes. Learning at ISHCMC is driven through a constructivist, inquiry-based approach and the successful candidate will show a commitment towards these beliefs. 

Key aspects of the role are:

•             Teaching MYP Integrated Science and DP Chemistry classes  

•             Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning and delivery

•             An understanding of how to apply a conceptual approach to the subject area. Please note that for the 2015-2016 academic year we are unable to offer to teachers who require free education for their children.

Secondary Design Technology (Grades 6 – 12)

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) Vietnam is a 3 programme IB School. We seek an energized educator to join our Secondary Design Team. The preferred candidate should have experience with the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. Learning at ISHCMC is driven through a constructivist, enquiry based approach and the successful candidate will show a commitment towards these beliefs.  The position involves teaching across the MYP and DP Secondary range and requires a knowledge of working with resistant materials. Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning and delivery is necessary as is an understanding of how to apply a conceptual approach to student learning. The capacity to grow and consolidate a new DT programme would be greatly advantageous. Please note that for the 2015-2016 academic year we are unable to offer contracts to teachers whose children require free education.

Secondary English (Grades 6 – 8)

Secondary English Teacher (Grades 9 – 12)

International School of Ho Chi Minh (ISHCMC) seeks an energised educator to join our Secondary English Language A team. The preferred candidate should have experience with the IB Middle Years and Diploma Years Programmes. Learning at ISHCMC is driven through a constructivist, inquiry-based approach and the successful candidate will show a commitment towards these beliefs. 

Key aspects of the role are:

•             Teaching MYP English Language A and DP Language and Literature

•             Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning and delivery

•             An understanding of how to apply a conceptual approach to the subject area

Please note that for the 2015-2016 academic year we are unable to offer free education to children of new staff members.

Secondary French Teacher (Grades 6 – 12)

The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) seeks an energized educator to join our Secondary Language Acquisition Team. The preferred candidate will have experience and training in the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. Learning at ISHCMC is driven through a constructivist, enquiry based approach and the successful candidate will show a commitment towards these beliefs. Will teach MYP and DP French across the secondary range. Will also need to collaborate with colleagues in lesson planning and delivery. An understanding of how to apply a conceptual approach is required. Please note that for the new academic year 2015-2016 we are unable to offer free tuition to children of new staff members.

Mathematics Teacher (Grades 6 – 12)

The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) seeks an energized educator to join our Secondary Language Acquisition Team. The preferred candidate will have experience and training in the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. Learning at ISHCMC is driven through a constructivist, enquiry based approach and the successful candidate will show a commitment towards these beliefs. Will teach MYP and DP French across the secondary range. Will also need to collaborate with colleagues in lesson planning and delivery. An understanding of how to apply a conceptual approach is required. Please note that for the new academic year 2015-2016 we are unable to offer free tuition to children of new staff members.

Physical Education (Primary School)

We are seeking a dynamic and energizing teacher to complement our current team. PYP and department leadership experience preferred. 

Spanish Teacher (Across the school)

Will show a commitment towards these beliefs. The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) seeks an energized educator to join our Language Acquisition team. Learning at ISHCMC is driven through a constructivist, enquiry based approach and the successful candidate will show a commitment towards these beliefs. The preferred candidate should have experience in teaching all three IB Programmes. Will need to teach in all three programmes across the school. Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning and delivery is essential. An understanding of how to apply a conceptual approach in the teaching of Spanish required. Please note that for the new academic year 2015-2016 we are unable to offer free education for children of new staff members.

Secondary Spanish Teacher (Grades 6 – 12)

The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) seeks an energized educator to join our Language Acquisition team. The preferred candidate will have experience in the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. Learning at ISHCMC is driven through a constructivist, enquiry-based approach and the successful candidate will show a commitment towards these beliefs. Will teach MYP and DP Spanish across the secondary range. Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning and delivery essential. An understanding of how to apply a conceptual approach to the teaching of Spanish required. Please note that we are unable to offer free education for children of new staff recruits for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Teachers should apply directly to the Headmaster Mr. Simon Leslie by sending an email to SimonLeslie@ishcmc.edu.vn with a full resume.