CMIS usually only considers candidates who are certified to teach in their home countries and who have a degree in education or appropriate specialty subjects. Strong preference is given to candidates educated in western colleges or universities and to those who have shown a pattern of involvement in extra-curricular activities. Overseas teaching experience is preferred, but not required.
Teaching at CMIS
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) is owned and operated by the Church of Christ in Thailand, the national protestant church, affiliated with protestant churches in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Our roots are in providing English-language education to missionary children, but today our student body represents over 30 nationalities and a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds. CMIS is committed to Christian values and makes a concerted effort to hire teachers who share our Christian worldview.
Teaching at CMIS is an enriching experience. The student body is a very diverse group of bright, motivated, well-behaved, students with a supportive parent community. Classes are small (generally less than 20). Most teachers are here because they love teaching, and the staff and students are welcoming. We offer an English-language, American-sourced education grounded in the Christian worldview. We strive to create an atmosphere of love and understanding where teachers and students are free to share appropriate aspects of their faith in class, but there is no formal Christian curriculum. Teachers are also given considerable flexibility in how they design their classes around the required curriculum.
Please see the list below for the availble full-time positions for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. Please submit applications electronically and direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Salaries at CMIS are modest. Basic starting monthly salaries for qualified full-time teachers with certification/llicensing in their home country are as follows:
- Less than one year’s experience Baht 53,917
- One to two years’ experience Baht 55,889
- Three years’ experience Baht 57,861
- Four years’ experience Baht 59,833
- Five or more years’ experience Baht 61,805
Benefits include accident and health insurance, participation in a school-matched severance fund, and tuition waivers for teachers with school-age children. CMIS also provides assistance with completing all visa and work permit requirements and finding affordable housing.
In considering the salary and benefits offered by Chiang Mai International School, it is important to keep in mind that our purpose and values are quite different from many other international schools. Each person has different financial needs, and those needs should be considered compared to our salaries. For example, it is very difficult for a family to get by only on one CMIS income. The intangible benefits of working at CMIS include involvement with a dynamic, warm student body and teaching staff and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a supportive school environment.
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.
Interested applicants should submit the following documents via e-mail to the attention of “EMPLOYMENT”.
- A letter of interest
- A completed application form*
- A copy of your teaching certification
- A copy of your passport or a recent photograph (printed or digital)
- A current resume or CV
- A copy of your university transcripts and diploma
* The application form is available on the CMIS website at http://cmis.ac.th/jobs
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, charater, or pastoral reference)
- A recent certificate of Criminal background check, and
- Verification of original documents
- Professional in appearance and behavior consistent with Christian values and cultural expectations of teachers in Thailand
- Professional qualifications including an appropriate university degree and teaching certification in their home country
- Openness to teaching in a context committed to Christian values
- Respect and sensitivity to staff and students of all cultures and beliefs
- Willingness to work in a collaborative, changing environment
- Fulfill not only assigned teaching duties, but also participate in and direct extra-curricular activities, after school meetings, and other school-sponsored events
- Ability to perform responsibilities, including developing relationships with students, consulting with staff about particular students’ needs, overseeing communication with parents, and creating opportunities for group discussion on pertinent issues with the intent of helping students grow emotionally and intellectually
- Unless otherwise stated, all positions are for two-year contracts.