The International School of Lausanne is a leading not-for-profit, English language, three programme International Baccalaureate World School set in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Our school is committed to excellence in education. It strives to fulfil the unique potential of each student in a supportive and challenging holistic learning environment that prepares him or her for continuing education and an active and responsible role in a multicultural world. The school employs 160 employees on its campus where we welcome approximately 850 students from over 60 nationalities, from three to 18 years of age.

For our Secondary School, we are seeking to employ an inspirational

Teacher of Spanish B at 30% (IB MYP and Diploma)

One-year contract position from 1 August 2019

This role may be combined with teaching French B at 50% or German B at 30%. Although timetables are not finalised yet, please note that teaching hours might be spread over the entire week.

Qualifications and Qualities desired

  • Ability to teach Spanish in the IB MYP and IB Diploma Programme
  • Knowledge of the International Baccalaureate programmes
  • A recognized teaching qualification at graduate or post-graduate level
  • Ideally three years’ proven teaching success
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons which stimulate and motivate students to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to cultural variance; a work experience in an international environment is a strong asset
  • Commitment to excellence in education
  • Adaptability, flexibility, dynamism and a sense of humour
  • Ability to meet high expectations of students, colleagues and a professional parent community
  • Excellent ICT skills and a knowledge of their effective use to support pedagogy
  • Commitment to self-reflection and professional development

This position is open for men and women. Due to work permit limitations, preference will be given to candidates holding a Swiss work permit or having a Swiss/EU citizenship.

To apply please submit the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • a full CV/ résumé
  • copy of diplomas/ degrees
  • copy of work permit
  • statement of educational philosophy
  • contact details of three professional referees
  • copy of reference letters (if any)


Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People
The International School of Lausanne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All employees are required to undertake a security clearance. This takes the form of a criminal records report and a special excerpt from Swiss criminal records for those working with children. It is school policy to actively seek confidential references for all new employees including at least one from the previous employer.



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