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Teaching Assistant (PE)

The Kaohsiung American School announces an opening for a Teaching Assistant to begin immediately. A Teaching Assistant (TA) is an integral part of our classrooms here at KAS and is expected to teach students in small groups or individually. The position requires a dedicated and caring individual with the following qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess:

  • A College Degree
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English
  • Patience and Enthusiasm with Children
  • Ability and willingness to teach children individually and in groups
  • Organizational Skills
  • Patience working with elementary-aged students
  • Creativity and ability to share the leadership role with the teacher

This position is working with ES students in many age groups during physical education
(PE) classroom with 6-year-olds through 11-year-olds.

Candidates should email their resume (references are essential) to:
Dr. Molly Fitzgerald, Elementary School Principal
Kaohsiung American School
Email: mfitzgerald@kas.tw

Teaching Assistant (STEM)

The Kaohsiung American School announces an opening for a Teaching Assistant to begin immediately. A Teaching Assistant (TA) is an integral part of our classrooms here at KAS and is expected to teach students in small groups or individually. The position requires a dedicated and caring individual with the following qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess:

  • A College Degree
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English
  • Patience and Enthusiasm with Children
  • Ability and willingness to teach children individually and in groups
  • Organizational Skills
  • Patience working with elementary-aged students
  • Creativity and ability to share the leadership role with the teacher

This position is working in our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
classroom with 6-year-olds through 11-year-olds.
Candidates should email their resume (references are essential) to:
Dr. Molly Fitzgerald, Elementary School Principal
Kaohsiung American School
Email: mfitzgerald@kas.tw

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Qualifications

General qualifications include two years of teaching experience, a teaching certificate, technological confidence, a willingness to participate in the school’s extra-curricular program, and a commitment to excellence in a student-centered school.

Preferred qualifications include a flexible and “can do” approach to teaching, a sense of humor, and a desire to contribute to school improvement as a team player.

Child Protection Policy

At KAS we believe that every child has the right to a safe and secure learning environment. To ensure the safety of our children and our community, we conduct rigorous background checks on all employees before making a job offer. Candidates will be asked to submit background/criminal checks and at least three references, two of whom must be current or former supervisors that can be contacted and spoken to. In addition, KAS has clear policies and guidelines for child protection as documented in its Child Protection and Community Wellness Handbook.

Teacher Package

There are a lot of great reasons to work at KAS. You’ll be working on a modern campus, with large well-lit, air-conditioned classrooms. The campus is built for technology, from the bus stop to the desktop. You’ll be issued a MacBook computer, with a rapid upgrade cycle based on returning contracts. Professionally, you’ll grow as an educator with regular access to professional development on- and off-campus.

Financially, KAS offers a competitive salary and an increasing longevity bonus, so there’s a good opportunity for savings. The generous teacher package also includes an optional retirement program with school matching, on-campus access to banking and financial planners, and a housing and utility allowance that will allow you to live in one of Kaohsiung’s many desirable neighborhoods near the school, and convenient to dining, entertainment, and shopping.

To get you started off right, KAS provides flight, shipping, and settling-in allowances. And while we hope you never need it, you’ll be covered from the start by Taiwan’s National Health Insurance program, one of the top-rate healthcare systems in the world. Additionally, group and supplemental coverage are offered by the school as needed.

If you’re joining KAS as a family with school-age children, tuition waivers are available for dependents.

Life in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung is one of the most pleasant and affordable cities in Asia! From bustling cities to mountains and beaches, a vibrant and welcoming culture, one of the best healthcare systems in the world, a low cost living, and more, Taiwan is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live for expats. 

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