Mr. Alun R. Thomas
Head Of School

I am looking forward to meeting you all

In addition to our annual recruitment to cater for our growth and to replace departing teachers, we have occasional vacancies that occur during the academic year. These are advertised here.

To help you decide if TAS is the right school for you, here is some background information to help you make an informed decision.

The school was founded in 2010, TAS has grown steadily. We moved to our new campus in January 2020 as we had outgrown our first campus. Our Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 Campus is in District 2 at a purpose-built facility. This provides us with much needed additional classroom and office space to cater for our increase enrollment and provides space for future growth. The large classrooms allow for more student-centered and collaborative learning opportunities as well as flexible seating arrangements. Breakout spaces in hallways provide additional areas for extended learning outside of the classroom. The new outstanding campus includes libraries, science laboratories, a 25-meter swimming pool, two indoor gymnasiums, 2 grass soccer pitches, a 420-seat auditorium, a blackbox theater, sound-proof music practice rooms, and a recording studio. The roof houses a roof garden and a tennis court. The school also boasts a golf driving range, 4 hole putting greens and even a   Master Chef Kitchen!

Good communication is key to the success of any school, and we pride ourselves on communicating with and meeting parents on a regular basis. TAS has a reputation for providing quality academic education as well as providing a supportive environment where each child is valued and supported to achieve optimum academic and personal growth. 

To achieve our goal of providing the best education possible for our students, we recruit well qualified and experienced staff, aiding them in their professional growth through support and training. 

TAS is endorsed/accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).

If you feel that TAS is the place for you, please check our vacancies list or even submit an application for a suitable future vacancy.

Alun R. Thomas
Head of School

Due to growth in student numbers, The American School, HCMC, Vietnam has the following vacancies and is looking for teachers in the following areas:

Early Childhood Center

Primary School Position

Middle School & High School


Academic Support

Teaching in an international school is a different experience from teaching at home. Many teachers have an amazing life altering experience, enabling them to further their career whilst, at the same time, explore different parts of the world.

The American School, a private Early Childhood to Grade 12 college preparatory school, is to educate the whole child incorporating mind, body, and spirit. The school provides the tools, opportunities, and human resources to inspire and promote inquiry and development of self-confidence. Students will be equipped to become leaders with inquiring minds through critical thinking, writing, reasoning, investigating, problem solving, and collaborative experiences. A strong partnership of motivated students, caring faculty and parents affirms and challenges each person within a dynamic American educational program enriched by a multicultural setting in Vietnam. TAS promotes high standards of excellence by enhancing student learning for leadership in a global world.

We have recently moved into a new purpose-built campus which offers our learning community outstanding facilities to work and learn in. 

The Head of School has overall responsibility of the campus and chairs weekly Senior Leadership Team meetings. We have strong Middle Leaders and Administrative Support Staff who see to the functions of day to day to school life. All staff are expected to share input and opinions regarding the direction and development of the school. TAS is committed to campus growth and the professional advancement of all of its staff. 

TAS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, WASC.

The vast majority of teachers, 80% coming predominantly from the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia. All are full-time, trained, and qualified with relevant teaching experience and appropriate credentials.  Teaching Assistant Support is available in all early year’s classes and lower elementary teaching classes have English speaking Vietnamese Teaching Assistants, many of whom are also qualified teachers. 

Our students enter Universities globally and achieve excellent graduation results that are supplemented by an extensive after school activities program which our teaching faculty take part in. 

We strongly encourage parents to support and be involved in their child’s education. The Parent Association provides an effective channel of support between the parent community and the school. They help with organizing social activities, fundraising events, and provide a great source of support for new families. 

  • A university degree and a teaching qualification 
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience post certification. 
  • Secondary teachers only – the ability and experience to teach across the age range from Grade 6 to Grade 12 
  • Previous international experience 
  • Extensive experience of a globally accredited curriculum 
  • Competence/confidence with technology & web based educational platforms.
  • A record of participation in activities beyond the classroom.

Professional Qualities Sought 

  • Positive attitude 
  • Flexible approach 
  • Accepting of responsibility 
  • Dedication to TAS 
  • Professional appearance (dress code) 
  • Pride in the quality of your work 
  • Committed to the students 
  • Positive role model/mentor 

Personal Qualities Sought 

  • Fluent English speaker 
  • A positive and professional approach to school life 
  • Personal confidence and determination 
  • A willingness to go the “extra mile” 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Good communication skills both orally and in writing 
  • Reliability and integrity 
  • Sense of humour 
  • Creativity and vision 
  • Highly organised and able to prioritise 
  • Good ICT skills 
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Asian Culture 

Additional Benefits in addition to your tax-free salary 

All teachers on full-time expatriate contracts are entitled to the following benefits: 

  • Full medical cover for the teacher and eligible dependents 
  • Visa, resident card and working permit paid 
  • Housing Allowance
  • Annual Airfare Reimbursement 
  • End of Service Gratuity.
  • Help Finding an Apartment & Setting Up Bank Account upon arrival to Vietnam.
  • To be treated fairly and with respect 
  • A safe, attractive and friendly working environment 
  • Purpose built schools with first class facilities 
  • A generous level of resources and materials 
  • Fantastic Students  
  • To work hard – we have high expectations of our teachers 
  • Opportunities for continued professional development.
  • An American Experience/Education 
  • Academically Successful 
  • High Standards of Student Conduct 
  • High Degrees of Parent Satisfaction 
  • Individual successes are recognized, rewarded, and celebrated. 
  • A wide range of co-curricular activities 
  • Student Development 
  • Mustang Pride!

The Application Process

If you are interested in any of our vacancies and you feel you can inspire our students, please apply for this vacancy by downloading the TAS Application Form below and sending it to:

Closing date for ALL applications: 28/02/2023

We are looking for teaching staff with a sense of adventure, a strong work ethic, and an enthusiasm for their profession. If this sounds like you, please be encouraged to apply!

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