Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) seeks a Lower Elementary Lead Teacher in 2022-2023: 


Come and join our community of professional educators in ‘Asia’s Most Liveable City!’

Qingdao Amerasia International School aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning in students aged 18 months to 18 years. We are the first IB World School in Shandong Province offering the full IB Continuum of PYP, MYP, and DP. We are also the first school in Asia to be accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) for our Montessori Toddler and Early Childhood programs.

Living in Qingdao

Qingdao is located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, fitting snugly between the mountains and the Yellow Sea and is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient. It is a ‘second-tier’ Chinese city with 9 million inhabitants, and offers a rich history and culture, interesting architecture, a fantastic coastline and some great hiking and biking trails in the mountains. The city’s downtown area is spread around 30km along the coast, interspersed with beautiful beaches, and all fully accessible by boardwalk. Qingdao also hosted the Sailing Regatta during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and regularly hosts international and regional sailing events.

Salary and benefits

QAIS offers competitive salary and benefits for international teachers, including housing allowance (based on number of dependents), medical insurance, annual flights home, and tuition waivers for up to two children. Salaries are scaled according to education and experience.

Our Commitment to Child Protection

QAIS is wholly committed to protecting the children entrusted to our care.  In order to ensure that staff will work at the highest possible levels of professionalism during their employment at our school, QAIS has incorporated the Recommended Screening and Evaluation Practices developed by the International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP) into its recruitment practices, effective November 1, 2017.  All candidates will be subject to a thorough application and interview process, criminal history background check, and professional and personal reference checks/verification  before employment decisions will be finalized.


  • Love of lifelong learning  

  • Evidence of excellent pedagogical ability at the elementary level 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, and parents 

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and record-keeping skills 

  • Master’s degree or higher preferred 

  • 2 years of senior leadership experience preferred 

  • IB or Montessori experience preferred 

  • Currently residing in China preferred 

  • Available for an August 8, 2022 start 

The successful candidate will enjoy a developed compensation package that includes: 
  • Competitive Salary 

  • Housing Allowance 

  • Relocation Assistance 

  • Round-trip Flight Allowance 

  • Medical Insurance 

  • Paid Holidays 

  • Professional Development Stipend 

  • Opportunities for Professional Development 

  • Full Working Visa