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Opportunities to Teach at Chiang Mai International School

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Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) is the oldest school in Chiang Mai and the third oldest international school in Thailand. Missionaries returning to work after World War II established the school for their seven children over sixty years ago. Today CMIS has grown into a diverse international school with over five hundred students originating from over thirty different countries. Despite the expansion, CMIS still promotes the values of Christianity, while warmly welcoming families of all faiths, cultures, and ethnicities.
With an emphasis on providing academic excellence, in a caring community, CMIS students grow to be confident, articulate learners as well as caring, globally minded individuals. This commitment has resulted in CMIS being known to many as the best international school in Chiang Mai. This well-deserved reputation is evident in our inspiring students that continue to excel in many areas including the arts, athletics, academics, service learning, and leadership.
CMIS offers an English-language, American-sourced education taught from an international perspective. Our certified teachers provide differentiated instruction that is aligned to a standards-based curriculum focused on student learning. The academically rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered in our high school enable our graduates to attend outstanding universities and colleges around the world.
Teaching at CMIS is an enriching experience. The student body is a very diverse group of engaged, motivated, and respectful students with a very supportive parent community. Classes are small (generally less than 20) and teacher schedules include time to plan and collaborate with colleagues.
Accreditation and Member Organizations
CMIS has held Thai Government legal status as an international school since 1985 and is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CMIS is a member of the East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documents via e-mail to the attention of “EMPLOYMENT”.

  • Completed CMIS application – Online Application Form (for foreign staff)
  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume or CV
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of ALL diploma(s) indicated in the application
  • Copy of ALL transcript(s) indicated in the application (In case diploma or transcript is not in English, translation by registered translator is needed)
  • Copy of teaching license/certification
  • Criminal Clearance
  • TOEIC test result (except teacher from UK, USA, CAN, AUS and NZL)

In addition to the application packet (described above), the application process involves:

  • An In-Person interview, when feasible
  • A telephone or skype interview (if applying from outside of Chiang Mai)
  • Letters of reference (two education professionals, and one personal, character, or pastoral reference)
  • A recent certificate of Criminal background check, and
  • Verification of original documents

Please mention www.leopardfish.com in your application

Teacher Benefits Starting monthly salaries for qualified full-time teachers with certification/licensing in their home country are in the range of 60,000-75,000 baht.

In considering the salary offered by Chiang Mai International School, it is important to keep in mind of the additional benefits package which covers: accident and health insurance, contract completion bonus, PD allowance, flight benefits, visa and work permit assistance, and tuition waivers for teachers with school-age children.

The intangible benefits of working at CMIS include working with dynamic staff, teaching gifted students, collaborating with supportive parents, in a well established, and highly accredited international school.

The benefits of living in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city and a regional travel hub, include a low cost of living in a city rich in culture and history, the modern conveniences of Bangkok without the crowding and traffic, and easy access to nearby countries, such as Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, China and Singapore.

School Facilities

Our school, the first international school in Thailand outside of Bangkok, has a long and provincial history. Our campus is a testament of this history! From the beginning as an American Presbyterian missionary residence to now as a 21st century school campus, the land on which CMIS sits has continually developed as a living & learning community with a strong sense of identity and a vision of educational excellence.

CMIS was founded in 1954, originally using the McGilvary house as a school for missionary children.  In 1958, CMIS was relocated to the present campus, the Grether compound was actually built by J.W. McKaen, M.D.. Our present location is surrounded by schools, a hospital, a seminary and a university, all of which were founded by American Presbyterian missionaries.  The existing buildings on the CMIS campus are as follows:

  1. McKean House (Administration Building) (1906), formerly the residence of J.W. McKaen, M.D.

  2. Pre-School Building (1958)

  3. Library Building (1958)

  4. Auditorium Building (1988),  designed by Set Co.,Ltd.

  1. High School Building (1990), designed by Mr. Nopadon Piyatat

  2. Elementary Building (1997), designed by Mr. Nopadon Piyatat

  3. Gymnasium Building (2007). designed by Mr. Surapon Chaikhumlar

Director Manoonvatana Sirisujin
Curriculum US, AP

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