Working at MIS
Munich International School (MIS) is an IB World School offering the PYP, MYP and IB Diploma Programmes. Extensive co-curricular and athletic activities complement our academic programme. Staff, students and parents at MIS appreciate the natural beauty of our school grounds, set against the backdrop of the Alps and near the breath-taking Lake Starnberg.
Munich International School Faculty
The Munich International School (MIS) faculty is fully committed to serving the needs of students and parents in our community. All teaching staff have professional teaching credentials in addition to University degrees and advanced degrees in several instances. One of the most frequently heard comments about MIS staff is that they are both “personable and professional”. MIS invests significantly in the professional development of staff which is one of the reasons many people choose MIS as a place for career development.
At MIS you will find the faculty and staff enthusiastic about their work and very supportive of the school’s Mission. There are 16 nationalities represented on staff. The average length of stay of a MIS teacher is 8 years which underscores the fact that there is an excellent balance of early career and experienced professionals on hand to serve you.
We recruit the most caring, competent and committed teachers and staff from more than two dozen countries. These educators create a vibrant, diverse, student-centred programme of learning, supported by superior facilities and resources.
DISCLAIMER AND WARNING
MIS will never ask applicants to send money, provide credit card information or pay an employment application fee. We advise applicants to be cautious about providing personal information to anyone other than the MIS Human Resources department or renowned recruiting agencies, such as Search Associates, International School Services and the Council of International Schools.
Should you find a vacancy through another agency or organisation that is not advertised on this website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Send your application for an advertised vacancy to email@example.com.
Your application should be a single PDF file (maximum 4 MB) including the following:
- A letter of application, no longer than one or two pages, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in this particular position
- A current CV/résumé not to exceed two pages
- A list of referees with accurate and current contact details (incl. position, email address and telephone number) from the last 5 to 6 years of employment or your 2 most recent (incl. current) positions
The subject line of your email should clearly state the advertised position for which you are applying.
Please do not send Word (Windows) or Pages (Mac) documents.
MIS welcomes applications from outstanding candidates that are aligned to the Mission and Values of our school for the vacancies posted below.
MIS is committed to protecting the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults in our community. Consistent with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we commit ourselves to recruiting and hiring practices that maximise child safety and provide our community with confidence in the professionals who work at our school. All applicants are required to undergo appropriate child protection screening.
Naturally, we follow all laws regarding data protection and best practices regarding individual privacy.
We look forward to reviewing your application.
Seeking qualified substitutes (m/f/d)
Qualified substitutes (teachers, teaching assistants, administrative substitutes) (m/f/d) are frequently needed at Munich International School. They are required in case of short-term absences due to illness, conferences or other reasons.
Currently, we are also looking for qualified Junior School, Middle and Senior School teachers (English, German, Spanish, Mathematics, PE), as well as nurses to substitute at MIS.
If you are interested in substitution work at MIS and hold a valid residence and work permit, please apply to Human Resources via email and send your application (cover letter and CV/resume, list of referees) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruitment Fairs & Schedules
MIS most commonly makes teaching appointments through the annual recruiting fairs, following careful screening of applicants’ files and references.
MIS usually attends recruiting fairs held in Europe, North America and South-East Asia in January and February of each year.
If you will be attending a recruitment fair, please do not send application materials directly to MIS as your dossiers will be reviewed through the recruitment agency websites. MIS accepts direct applications for current vacancies from highly qualified local candidates. If you currently reside in the Munich area, please note this clearly upon submission of your application.
MIS has made a commitment to supporting staff professional development that seeks to find balance between externally provided conferences and workshops and opportunities for our teachers to consider research and theory directly, and the evaluation of their practice and work with their colleagues for mutual assistance and benefit.
We seek to place the experience gained from externally provided conferences and workshops into the broader context as we consider the combined influence on teaching practice of professional development, leadership and curriculum (Reeves, 2008). We consider these experiences as ‘catalyst’ opportunities: how does this style of professional development align with our academic priorities and how can we leverage the learning gained to influence MIS as an organisation, rather than retain the focus on the development of each individual?
Within this learning community model, our work has also been affirmed by the research clearly indicating that other teachers is a more influential factor on teachers’ professional practices than other ‘presumed influences’ and that ‘direct observation of the professional practices of teachers by teachers must become the new foundation of professional development.’ (Reeves, 2008, 3)
We provide significant learning opportunities for our faculty and staff through our emphasis on professional learning. We support the staff in attending workshops and conferences off site as well as providing numerous opportunities for teacher facilitated learning on campus.
We are excited by what we have already achieved and even more excited by the possibilities ahead of us.