Taipei American School

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Taipei American School

Taipei American School (TAS) is an independent, coeducational day school founded in 1949 for students from prekindergarten through grade 12. More than thirty-eight nationalities make up the student body. The School is located in Tien Mou, a northern suburb of Taipei, where many members of the expatriate community reside. High-rise apartment buildings, small businesses, parks, outdoor markets, temples, international restaurants, and the Yangmingshan Mountains characterize the landscape. The TAS parent body includes professionals from local businesses and international corporations, employees of foreign governments, and educators.

TAS provides an American-based education with a global perspective which results in a love of learning, academic excellence, a balanced life, and service to others. The K-12 curriculum is based on exemplary standards and benchmarks from the U.S. As the majority of TAS students will continue their education in the United States, TAS has aligned its curriculum at each grade level to facilitate a smooth transition. This year, over 74% of the graduates attended colleges and universities in the United States; the rest enrolled in four-year institutions around the world.

Occupying 6.5 hectares, TAS has approximately 250 classrooms, including science, robotics, and computer labs. During the 2016-2017 school year, construction began on the Tech Cube facility, a new building for K-12 STEAM education. The campus is wireless to support the one-to-one laptop initiative in Grades 3-12. The campus also features a four-story library/IT/ media complex, music and art facilities, three dance studios, and three theaters. Sports facilities include three gyms, tennis courts, indoor climbing wall, a track, two playing fields with artificial turf, a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, putting and driving green, a fitness center and four campus dining locations.

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886 2 7750 9900
886 2 2873 9900
886 2 2873 1641
Taipei American School
800 Chung Shan North Road, Section 6
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Visa Requirements
Minimum Bachelor degree is required for work permit application.
Clearance certificate indicating that the employed foreigner does not have a national criminal record by the country issuing foreigner’s passport and or by the country where the foreigner's last residency in recent 6 months.
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
Starting Salary Range
USD$ 68,050
Off-island hired faculty members who do not hold any of the following valid ROC nationality/citizenship status (ROC household registration, ROC ID Card, ROC passport, ROC nationality) are exempt from ROC tax on income received from Taipei American School.
Livelihood supplement is provided for direct overseas hired faculty to support cost of living, housing and home leave expenses.
Participation in a Taipei American School retirement plan is mandatory. Taipei American School contributes a fixed percentage (currently 10%) of the contract base salary for the months in which salary is paid.
Upon employment, the school will provide qualified direct off-island-hired employees with an authorized amount to cover economy airfare for themselves and authorized dependents between their home of record and Taiwan.
Moving Allowance
A one-time settling-in supplement is paid to new employees upon arrival in Taiwan. This supplement is intended to help defray the costs of hotels upon arrival and of setting up your apartment or house.
Dependent Opportunities
1. Tuition remission benefit may be provided to full time faculty's children who are eligible and meet the school admission criteria.
2. Numbers of tuition remission is subject to approval
All personnel must have health and hospitalization insurance. For non-ROC citizens, the school carries a group health plan (CIGNA/MetLife) and pays the premium for all those enrolled in individual or family plans; new employees and their authorized dependents are covered under the school's CIGNA/MetLife insurance plan from the effective starting date of their contracts. Faculty who are ROC nationals are covered by the school’s policy with Shin Kong Group Insurance for health and disability coverage.

All TAS employees are required to participate in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI). When non-ROC employees receive their Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) cards, TAS automatically will enroll them in the NHI.
Dental care is also available through Taiwan's National Health Insurance. The employee’s portion of the charge for NHI is deducted from your monthly salary; the premium is based on your salary and the number of dependents that are covered.
In addition to salary, direct off-island hired employees are paid a livelihood supplement. This is intended to assist with the expenses of living in Taiwan (such as rent, utilities, and holiday travel).

Upper School Science Teacher (Environmental Science/Biology)

If you would like to be considered for a position at TAS, please visit TAS website for the detail in the section of ABOUT US/CAREER. All the relevant recruiting information can be found in our online recruiting booklet.
Starting: 21 Jul 2021
Apply By: 31 Mar 2021
Closes In: 26 days

Upper School Librarian

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Upper School Principal and in collaboration with the Systems Librarian, the Upper School Librarian is responsible for providing vision and leadership that both reflects current needs and anticipates future trends in the evolving library and information environment. Together the Upper School and Systems librarians are responsible for the strategic planning, operational proficiency, and administrative oversight of technical services operations including cataloging, collection development, electronic resources and serials, systems, and some special collections. They will direct all aspects of technical services, including development of policies and procedures; and recruiting, scheduling, training, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating support staff. They will lead the library in providing access to materials in a changing mix of user-oriented, in-person, and online environments for Taipei American School faculty, students and staff.

The detail of the job description can be found in the section of ABOUT US/CAREERS on the TAS website for your review. All the relevant recruiting information can be found in our online recruiting booklet.
Starting: 21 Jul 2021
Apply By: 31 Mar 2021
Closes In: 26 days

Middle School Math Teacher

If you would like to be considered for a position at TAS, please visit TAS website for the detail in the section of ABOUT US/CAREER. All the relevant recruiting information can be found in our online recruiting booklet.
Starting: 21 Jul 2021
Apply By: 31 Mar 2021
Closes In: 26 days