International School of Ulaanbaatar


ISU’s highly qualified and committed staff is its most valuable asset, critical to delivering world-class educational programmes and taking full advantage of Mongolia's cultural and natural environment.

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Teachers for School Year 2018-2019

Thank you for your interest in the International School of Ulaanbaatar.  At this time we will need certified teachers to fill the positions listed below.  We advertise these openings through Search Associates as well as on this school web page.

If you are interested in teaching at ISU, we would be pleased to receive your application through Search Associates.  While we may consider direct applications for positions we advertise here we will usually do so once the recruitment fair season is over (around March).

We are seeking passionate and collegial professional educators who are inquiry-based practitioners.  The majority of our students are EAL learners.  Experience in differentiating learning activities and assessments for students based upon language needs and learning needs and styles will be a cornerstone of your craft. We are also seeking teachers who understand the central role that formative assessment plays in learning.  Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate their use of such assessment to help students continuously improve.

We value our professional learning culture at ISU.  Applicants should be committed to working closely with their colleagues on a variety of projects (such as curriculum planning, student assessment and other areas of school improvement) throughout the school year.  Applicants should also be prepared to complete the TESMC course within their first two years at ISU if it is possible and practical to do so.  (Refer to for more information on TESMC.)



Head of Secondary

The Head of Secondary is the curricular, instructional and motivational leader of the secondary school.  She/he works closely with the Director, the Deputy Director, the Head of Primary and the PK-12 Administration.  Collectively, they form a team that supports the faculty and the students. The initial contract is for three years, renewable annually thereafter. The contract year is 210 days, which includes periodic weekend duties.  Salary and benefits are competitive with similar schools in the region, and include: pension; housing allowance; health insurance; settling in/shipping allowance; and support for professional development. 

Please click here for detailed information.


Relief Teachers

The International School of Ulaanbaatar is always interested in receiving applications for relief teaching (also known as substitute teaching) from qualifiedcertified teachers.

The ISU relief teacher assumes the responsibility of the classroom teacher on an as needed basis.  As well as appropriate qualifications being required, we prefer relief teachers with prior teaching experience.

Please send your CV and a letter of interest noting your preferred division level (primary or secondary) to with a copy to the appropriate Head of Primary or Secondary ( or

Please note that a police clearance (criminal background check) is also required from your place of last residence if you have arrived in Ulaanbaatar within the past year, or from the UB police department if you have been living in UB for more than one year.




Four Seasons Garden
Khan-Uul District, 15 Khoroo
PO Box 36/10
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia-17032
  • T: +976-70160010
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  • F: +976-70160012
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