Korea International School, Jeju Campus

Korea International School, Jeju Campus

Korea International School, Jeju Campus is the first public-private international boarding school in South Korea.

School Details

  • Year founded
  • Public or private Private
  • Profit or not for profit Profit
  • Governing body
  • Campus size (hectares)
  • Day or boarding Boarding
  • Segregation type Co-educational
  • Religious affiliation
  • Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accreditation Ministry of Education (Souht Korea)
  • Accreditation Jeju Provincial Government

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Education Information

  • Curriculum AP - Advanced Placement
  • Curriculum Common Core
  • Curriculum Other
  • Instructional language
  • Start grade
  • End grade

Tuition Fees

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  • Upper fee amount (USD)

Teacher Information

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  • Local teacher %
  • Expatriate teacher %
  • Number of nationalities

Student Information

  • Total student numbers
  • Nursery infant students
  • K or Pre-K students
  • Elementary students
  • Middle school students
  • Senior school students
  • Grade school students
  • Local student %
  • Expatriate student %
  • Nationalities represented

Teaching Information

  • Teaching days/year
  • Contracts begin Not Set
  • We require teaching certification or licenses. Not Set
  • We offer 1 year contracts. Not Set
  • We hire intern teachers. Not Set
  • We assist with pet relocation. Not Set

Job Types and Salaries

Visa Requirements

School Benefits

  • Benefit type Number of contract days
  • Description Academic Calendar: The academic year for returning employees will not exceed 195 working days. Employees must attend orientation and training prior to the first day of school as scheduled by the employer. Working Hours: Minimum employee work hours for a normal school day are from 08:00–16:30. However, on days when the employee is assigned to dorm duties and/or co-curricular activities, the working hours will be revised as instructed by the Academic Head or direct supervisor. Pastoral Care: Employee is required to participate in tutoring, clubs, activities or sports at least 1 season out of 3. Employee is also required to participate in a dorm activity 1 time per month or attend 4 KISJ events per semester.
  • Benefit type Starting salary range
  • Description With four years of full-time teaching experience and an advanced degree, the starting salary for 2017-2020 is $57,460 USD. The maximum entry level is $64,670 USD with eleven years of relevant, documented, full-time certified, professional teaching experience at an accredited institution with two advanced degrees/doctorate.
  • Benefit type Taxes
  • Description The school pays income tax that is approximately 23% per annum.
  • Benefit type Savings potential
  • Description Person and lifestyle specific: people can save the USD portion of their salary and live on the Korean Won of 10,000,000 per year that equals to about $9,000USD. Most people seem to save about 30% of their annual income. A committed teaching couple can save one annual salary.
  • Benefit type Accommodation
  • Description Most KIS Jeju faculty live in 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartments in a 4-building complex nearby the school. Additionally, there are a limited number of apartments ranging from 1–3 bedrooms in our Middle School dorms, family and 1-bedroom apartments on the High School campus, and several apartments in a housing complex near Jeju City. Dorm apartments: Utility costs covered by the school. All meals on campus for faculty and dependents. Non-dorm apartments: Faculty is responsible for monthly maintenance and utility costs. Lunch for faculty and student dependents on campus. 1 Bedroom Apartment - Single 2 Bedroom Apartment – Couples / Couples with 1child 3 Bedroom Apartment - Teaching Couple with 2 or more children
  • Benefit type Flights/Transport
  • Description Annual round trip ticket for teachers and legal dependents (except 50% of airfare on the first summer for non- teaching spouse and children) * optional cash.
  • Benefit type Utilities
  • Description Dorm apartments: Utility costs covered by the school. All meals on campus for faculty and dependents​. Non-dorm apartments: Faculty is responsible for monthly maintenance and utility costs. Lunch for faculty and student dependants on campus.
  • Benefit type Furniture
  • Description All KISJ apartments​ are furnished. Please see our website: Life on Jeju [http://kis.ac/jejulife]
  • Benefit type Moving allowance
  • Description Relocation / Shipping Allowance (International Hires Only) Shipping Allowance Relocation Allowance Single Teacher / Teacher with non-teaching spouse $500 KRW 1,200,000 Teaching Couple / Teacher with non-teaching spouse and children $800 KRW 2,000,000 Teaching Couple w/ children $1,000 KRW 2,300,000
  • Benefit type Dependent opportunities
  • Description Tuition is free for up to two children per full-time academic faculty, or up to four children per full-time teaching couple. http://kis.ac/admissions3
  • Benefit type Medical
  • Description Medical Insurance: Employer will provide employee’s medical insurance plus dental and vision under the TIECare international medical plan, including accompanying legal dependents under the age of 18. The employee will pay an addition of approximately $250.00 per month for legal dependents over the age of 17. Premiums for spouse or dependents over the age of 17 will not be provided by KIS Jeju. Medical - Full Coverage. $250 deductible per person per year. $750 deductible for family Dental - $1,000/yr $25 deductible per year. Vision -$150 max. for eye exam/yr $100 max. for corrective lenses/yr (Dependent children under age 18 living with employee are covered)
  • Benefit type Dental
  • Description Please see for "Medical."
  • Benefit type Disability
  • Description Disability: For the duration of the contract, Long Term disability provides a monthly benefit for an employee who becomes temporary or permanently disabled and is unable to continue with the occupation for which he/she is reasonably fit by training, education, experience, age, and physical and mental capacity. The individual must be out of work for 181 days before the plan will pay any benefits. 66% of base monthly salary with a maximum benefit of $3,000 per month will be paid. Short Term disability provides a monthly benefit for an employee who becomes temporarily disable and is unable to continue with the occupation for which he/she is as reasonably​ fitted by training, education, experience, age, and physical and mental capacity. The individual must first use all sick and personal leave days before beginning short term disability. Short Term disability will be paid at 66% of salary for a maximum of 180 days. A confirmed and detailed diagnosis must be received by a physician prior to confirmation of any type of disability.
  • Benefit type Other
  • Description (1) 10 sick/personal days per academic year will be provided with no deduction in salary. Additional days can be granted as “emergency days” by a direct supervisor. Unused sick and personal leave days refundable at $100/day. (2) 2 wellness days per year will be provided and must be used, with no deduction in salary. (3) Non-dorm housed teachers will receive $1,500 annually for responsibilities related to the dorms: 50% in November and 50% in May. (4) Free daycare for teaching couple’s children ages 6 months to 3 years. (5) Contract bonus and contract renewal bonus. (5) KISJ Documents for Prospective Faculty 2017– (Public) at [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BypFdWdoG6aTZDEzMkhkRUhNSkU]

MS PE/Heath (2 positions)

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
The purpose of the Middle School Physical Education program is to prepare students with the skills, attitudes and knowledge necessary to participate in the local community. Teacher will be responsible for delivering instruction to Grade 6, mixed-gendered classes as well as Grade ⅞ single gender classes. Teacher will be expected to think flexibly in deciding how to best meet the diverse needs, and cultural expectations of our students. Teacher will be a positive role model through the modelling and advocacy for a healthy and active lifestyle. Teacher will regularly use both quantitative and qualitative data to improve their practice throughout their time at KISJ. As a minimum requirement, the teacher should be hold a bachelor’s degree in a Physical Educations specific area or another reputable Physical Education certification. The teacher will seek to continually improve their practice through subject-related professional development opportunities during their time at KISJ.

MS Math

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
KISJ is looking for a well-rounded Middle School educator who loves everything Middle School. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think outside of the box while being able to appraise historical events and artifacts critically. Hands-on and project-based learning is an integral aspect of mathematics, with students working in creative teams to research, evaluate, design, and built historically accurate structures, systems, models, and mobiles. math teachers collaborates closely with the English Language Department and other specialists to further support student academic growth and language development. KISJ Middle School is a lively place, unique in its focus on Social and Emotional Learning and its use of Advisory Groups, and the application of the Reading and Writing Workshops.

MS Math/Science

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
KISJ is looking for a well-rounded Middle School educator who loves everything Middle School. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think outside of the box while being able to appraise historical events and artifacts critically. Hands-on and project-based learning is an integral part of MS Science and Maths, with students working in creative teams to research, evaluate, design, and built historically accurate structures, systems, models, and mobiles. Math and Science teachers collaborates closely with the English Language Department and other specialists to further support student academic growth and language development. KISJ Middle School is a lively place, unique in its focus on Social and Emotional Learning and its use of Advisory Groups, and the application of the Reading and Writing Workshops.

MS Design Thinking Specialist

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
KISJ is looking for a well-rounded Middle School educator who loves everything Middle School. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think outside of the box while being able to appraise historical events and artifacts critically. Hands-on and project-based learning is an integral part of MS Science and Maths, with students working in creative teams to research, evaluate, design, and built historically accurate structures, systems, models, and mobiles. Math and Science teachers collaborates closely with the English Language Department and other specialists to further support student academic growth and language development. KISJ Middle School is a lively place, unique in its focus on Social and Emotional Learning and its use of Advisory Groups, and the application of the Reading and Writing Workshops.

ES Design Tech Integrationist

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
ES Design Thinking/Technology Integration Coach is responsible for planning, budgeting and organizing the ES Makerspace, special event days, and activity classes. He/she works with staff, students, and administration to promote the KISJ Mission, Vision, and DRAGONS. He/she must have strong communication skills, the ability to budget, coordinate events, develop programs and work with the parent community.

Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher (2 positions)

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
ES Homeroom Teacher reports to the ES Principal and is responsible for instructing students in the elementary school. He or she creates lesson plans, administers praise and constructive criticism, instructs students in all subjects areas (science, literature, social studies, and math), and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program. He or she responsible for the wellbeing of students, as well as pursue personal and professional growth. His or her role is to promote the KISJ Mission, Vision, and DRAGONS.

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
ES Homeroom Teacher reports to the ES Principal and is responsible for instructing students in the elementary school. He or she creates lesson plans, administers praise and constructive criticism, instructs students in all subjects areas (science, literature, social studies, and math), and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program. He or she responsible for the wellbeing of students, as well as pursue personal and professional growth. His or her role is to promote the KISJ Mission, Vision, and DRAGONS.

High School Science/Chemistry

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
High School faculty: KISJ is looking for a well-rounded High School educator who is driven by excellence and dedicated to preparing students for graduation. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think deeply about complex issues while motivating them to appraise and critically evaluate new information. The learning environment necessitates educators who value inquiry-based and self-directed learning leading to higher-level thinking for all students.The faculty collaborates closely with other specialists to further support student academic growth and excellence. KISJ High School is academically strong and driven learning environment, unique in its focus on academic achievement, and the application of learned concepts and skills to a real life solutions. Please see attachments for criteria for selection and job description.

HS English Teacher (3 Positions)

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
High School faculty: KISJ is looking for a well-rounded High School educator who is driven by excellence and dedicated to preparing students for graduation. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think deeply about complex issues while motivating them to appraise and critically evaluate new information. The learning environment necessitates educators who value inquiry-based and self-directed learning leading to higher-level thinking for all students.The faculty collaborates closely with other specialists to further support student academic growth and excellence. KISJ High School is academically strong and driven learning environment, unique in its focus on academic achievement, and the application of learned concepts and skills to a real life solutions. Please see attachments for criteria for selection and job description.

High School Band Teacher

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
High School faculty: KISJ is looking for a well-rounded High School educator who is driven by excellence and dedicated to preparing students for graduation. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think deeply about complex issues while motivating them to appraise and critically evaluate new information. The learning environment necessitates educators who value inquiry-based and self-directed learning leading to higher-level thinking for all students.The faculty collaborates closely with other specialists to further support student academic growth and excellence. KISJ High School is academically strong and driven learning environment, unique in its focus on academic achievement, and the application of learned concepts and skills to a real life solutions. Please see attachments for criteria for selection and job description.

High School Chinese Language Teacher

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
High School faculty: KISJ is looking for a well-rounded High School educator who is driven by excellence and dedicated to preparing students for graduation. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think deeply about complex issues while motivating them to appraise and critically evaluate new information. The learning environment necessitates educators who value inquiry-based and self-directed learning leading to higher-level thinking for all students.The faculty collaborates closely with other specialists to further support student academic growth and excellence. KISJ High School is academically strong and driven learning environment, unique in its focus on academic achievement, and the application of learned concepts and skills to a real life solutions. Please see attachments for criteria for selection and job description.

High School Spanish Language Teacher

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
High School faculty: KISJ is looking for a well-rounded High School educator who is driven by excellence and dedicated to preparing students for graduation. An educator who is passionate, creative, and able to inspire students to think deeply about complex issues while motivating them to appraise and critically evaluate new information. The learning environment necessitates educators who value inquiry-based and self-directed learning leading to higher-level thinking for all students.The faculty collaborates closely with other specialists to further support student academic growth and excellence. KISJ High School is academically strong and driven learning environment, unique in its focus on academic achievement, and the application of learned concepts and skills to a real life solutions. Please see attachments for criteria for selection and job description.

Director of Educational Technology

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 20 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
KOREA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, JEJU CAMPUS seeks an innovative leader that will help the school manage its rapid growth, support further integration among its four divisions (ES, MS, HS, and the Dorms), and deepen its community engagement. At the same time, enhance and strengthen the school's collaboration and communication across all three campuses on Jeju and in Seoul.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Educational Technology Director reports to the Academic head and is responsible for the learning and communications platforms at KISJ, the well-being of students, as well as for the personal and professional growth of the faculty. His or her role is to promote KIS, Jeju’s Mission, Vision, and DRAGONS.

High School Associate Principal

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 20 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
KISJ leaders believe that their students will create positive change around the world. Their roles, responsibilities, and results are rooted in this vision. Together we model the beliefs and values embedded in the DRAGONS.
KISJ leaders are consummate professionals and employ best-researched practices in teaching and learning. They are leaders of learning and demonstrate this by modeling expectations and providing rich and varied learning opportunities to ensure challenging and positive experiences. We embrace a standards-referenced approach to planning, grading, and communicating learning. Leaders are fully engaged in the learning community at KISJ and collaborate effectively with teachers, coaches and coordinators across various grade levels, subject areas, and divisions. KISJ leaders are lifelong learners who engage in professional growth and development through the coaching process, consistent reflection and reiteration of their practices. The ideal candidate is open to feedback and willing to grow. KISJ leaders enthusiastically embrace the ongoing school improvement process through their active service in focus groups. The leadership team champion the DRAGONS and are positive members of a dynamic community of learners.

MS Associate Principal

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 20 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
KISJ is looking for a well-rounded Middle School leader who loves everything Middle School; an educator who is passionate, creative, and inspires faculty and students to be their best everyday. The Middle School Associate Principal oversees student support, discipline, faculty support, facilities and contributes regularly to various publications. The MS Associate Principal collaborates closely with the Middle School Principal, leaders of other divisions and middle level leaders alike. KISJ Middle School is a lively place, unique in its focus on Social and Emotional Learning and its use of Advisory Groups, Restorative Practices and the use of TCRWP.

Top candidates will inspire teachers and students to think critically, collaborate effectively, and openly communicate. The ideal candidate holds a Master Degree in Educational Leadership or is currently working toward completion and certification. Preference will be given to leaders with experience in Cognitive Coaching, Adaptive Schools and The Principals’ Training Center. Candidates will have experience in restorative practices to discipline, UbD curriculum development and standards based assessment. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are essential. A background in supporting the needs of an ELL population is desired.

Head of Student Services

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 20 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 15 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
The main purpose of the post is to lead the school on student development and support, and on providing resources for students to ensure that these services contribute to supporting and guiding students through their school experience.

The other main purpose of the post is to maximize student recruitment, retention, and achievement through high quality pre-entry information and guidance services, and on-campus support and advice.

The post holder is a member of the school-wide team, and plays a role of the champion and advocate of student issues in Korea International School, Jeju Campus.

MS Librarian/Media Specialist

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Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
  • Starting: 27 Jul 2019
  • Apply By: 14 Nov 2018
  • Closes In:
The MS Teacher Librarian reports to the MS Principal and creates a library environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The MS Teacher Librarian is an excellent communicator and fosters an environment of creativity, and culture of reading and information literacy, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus. The Teacher Librarian is a vital resource in creating a school-wide culture of reading. They anticipate future obstacles and continually retool to meet challenges. They provide leadership and instruction to help students and teachers use the MS Library and other information resources. His or her role is to promote KIS, Jeju’s Mission, Vision, and DRAGONS.