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Head of Science Department 2019-2020 Academic Year

What is your next leadership role?      

Through eight modern campuses and with a large team of professional teachers, Vietnam Australia School (VAS) offers a highly unique and integrated bilingual education system to over 9,000 predominantly Vietnamese students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We offer both the National and Cambridge curricula to our students.  As our student base and number of campuses are growing, we are truly excited about having even more highly motivated, enthusiastic and capable members to join a new team within our Central Academic Division.

We have one Head of Department role available for the next school year, which is starting in August 2019. The role will be devoted to continuous improvement to sustain the highest standards in the following core curriculum areas: 

  1. Secondary Science  

What you will do?

Under the leadership of the Executive School Cluster Director, Cluster Head, Director for Quality Assurance and Professional Development, the Science Head of Department will provide a consistent and timely updated instructional materials for the Science Department, to meet the expected student learning outcomes and support effective instruction of the curriculum at the campuses. In addition: 

  • You will provide and keep up to date a complete curriculum resource base, including curriculum framework, schemes of work, teachers guide, assessment and testing policies & materials, etc. 
  • You will be involved in observing teachers’ instruction, analysing test data, assessing education standards, reviewing textbooks, recommending instructional techniques, and conducting professional development workshops for teachers.
  • You will form part of the group-wide quality assurance team and work closely with the group and campus leadership teams and subject leaders to identify areas for improvement and to deliver their identified strategic objectives.  
  • You will have up to 75% teaching load for the subject area of your expertise. 


Your background and experience

General requirements

  • Recognised qualification in secondary / primary education and solid experience & expertise (both practical and theoretical) in the subject area in charge
  • A commitment to and ability to demonstrate high academic, professional and personal standards.
  • Highly developed analytical and monitoring skills.
  • Results driven with good attention to details
  • Excellent team player and ability to work well with management and staff of different levels
  • Willingness to embrace our VAS core values.

 Specific Requirements 

  • For Secondary Positions: Successful candidates must have solid knowledge in the subject area in charge and relevant teaching experience at the highest level of secondary education, which is AS & A Levels. 

Our benefits

As a senior employee our package will include a competitive base salary, monthly housing allowance, relocation allowance, visa and work permit reimbursement, settling-in allowance, tuition waiver for up to two children, medical insurance, numerous weeks of paid holidays, retention bonus, and more. In addition, you will have generous non-contact time for planning, preparation and professional growth.

Next steps

Please send in your full application including your resume, cover letter, scans of all relevant documents/certifications, three references, and a copy of your passport. 

Last day of application is April 25th. 

For further guidance regarding your written application and tips from VAS, please visit our Job Application Guide.

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Perks & Benefits

For international teachers in particular, we know how difficult it can be to consider starting a complete new chapter an unknown country. To be able to live a comfortable life-style in Vietnam, VAS are able to offer competitive perks and benefits for both international and Vietnamese employees. Below are just a few of many of our 

  • Paid leave during all school holidays
  • International Health Insurance
  • Flights
  • Free lunch
  • House Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Tuition Discount or waiver
  • Retention Bonuses

Workplace & Culture

Your friends and coworkers at VAS will come from various English speaking countries from all over the world. When you work here you will enjoy the mix of international and Vietnamese educational programs and teaching styles - an amazing opportunity to grow and to learn from two different worlds.




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