Director of Chinese Studies & World Languages (Hong Kong)

Director of Chinese Studies & World Languages | Hong Kong International School

Applications accepted until 7/29/2020

A co-educational PreK-12 private day school grounded in the Christian faith, Hong Kong International School (HKIS) serves over 2,800 students from around the world who seek an American college-preparatory education. Located in one of Asia’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, HKIS has two idyllic campuses on the quieter south side of Hong Kong Island. The school’s Mission and Student Learning Results (SLRs) embody and recognize its Christian grounding, the cultural and religious diversity of the student body, and a focus on whole child development. HKIS provides educational excellence with a difference. Offering a challenging American-style curriculum with both international and multi-cultural elements, HKIS focuses on delivering exceptional teaching and is committed to nurturing each child to achieve his or her full potential. HKIS is dedicated to offering the best in academic and co-curricular excellence while supporting the socio-emotional needs of students, to ensure a solid foundation for a university education and a well-rounded life. HKIS seeks a Director of Chinese Studies and World Languages to provide leadership for the overall quality of the school’s Chinese Studies and World Languages programs, including the cultural studies of China and Hong Kong. The Director ensures alignment of curriculum from PreK through Grade 12 and embeds HKIS’s Chinese Culture Student Learning Result into the curricular program. The Director plays an important role in collaborating and consulting with Principals in their supervision and professional development of Chinese Studies and World Languages faculty to ensure the highest quality of language and cultural education is delivered. Equally important is collaborating with schoolwide administrators, faculty, and parents to meet student needs, monitor progress towards school goals, and foster a sense of community.

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TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the HKIS position;
  • Current résumé;
  • Statement of educational philosophy and practice;
  • List of five references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to: John Faubert Senior Consultant john.faubert@carneysandoe.comKaren Whitaker Search Consultant