Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at Sandnes International School.

SDIS enjoys an excellent reputation for being a great school, a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. We offer a competitive package, excellent professional learning opportunities and the chance to work with talented professionals from around the world. We are looking for excellent teachers who are passionate about education and wish to contribute to school and student life in a variety of ways.

SDIS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national or ethnic.

SDIS promotes and protects the rights of children to physical and psychological well-being. In line with the school’s Student Protection Policy and Guidelines, we implement safe recruitment procedures to ensure that all potential members of staff undergo comprehensive criminal background checks. We also require references from previous direct supervisors for all finalist candidates.

Current Opportunities

PYP Class Teacher (Start: August 2021)

Position Title: PYP Class Teacher (Start: August 2021)

Programme: International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Program 

Closing Date for Applications:  15th February 2021 

Start Date: 1st August 2021

Description of Position

Key Objectives of the Position 

PYP Class Teacher has the primary responsibility to promote student learning and to ensure that students have the opportunity to develop as an IB learner and reach their full potential.

They commit themselves to supporting and promoting the philosophy and mission of the school, as well as of that of the IB. They have a responsibility to work in the school’s best interest, support its members and act in a collegial manner. Teachers have a responsibility to strive to achieve the highest professional standards in all they do, at and for the school.

A qualified applicant will be able to:

  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues on designing learning experiences
  • Prepare unit planners that build on students’ previous learning 
  • Place appropriate emphasis on concept-driven and inquirybased learning
  • Differentiate instruction to meet students’ learning needs and styles
  • Foster a stimulating learning environment based on understanding and respect
  • Ensure that feedback on assessment is based on IB criteria and is transparent, detailed, informative, and constructively critical so that the students are able to reflect on and learn from their performance
  • Help promote the progress and well-being of individual students and is fully familiar with all school compliance policies and procedures, including those on student roles and responsibilities

Qualifications:

The position of PYP teacher requires that the successful candidate has: 

  • A degree plus teaching qualification (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development
  • Experience with PYP (preferred)
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Personal Qualities:

  • Self-motivated and goal-focused
  • Inclusive, flexible, and adaptable
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate about learning and teaching
  • Team player

If you are interested in the position, please apply with a letter in the form of a personal statement outlining your motivation, strengths and indicate the subjects that you are qualified to teach. Include your most recent CV.

Send applications to employment(at)sdis.no  

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

In line with international standards, Sandnes International School maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Norway, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

All appointments will be subject to a police check as required by Norwegian Law and ratification of certifications and qualifications by NOKUT.

MYP teacher (Start: August 2021)

We are looking for a MYP teacher who is interested in being a part of a growing learning community. Is able to teach multiple subjects and be instrumental in developing the foundation of the MYP program at a school with a mission to create a better world. 

Position Title:  MYP teacher

Programme: International Baccalaureate, Middle Years Program 

Closing Date for Applications:  15th February 2021 

Start Date: 1st August 2021 

Description of Position: 

Key Objectives of the Position 

MYP teachers have the primary responsibility to promote student learning and to ensure that students have the opportunity to develop as an IB learner and reach their full potential.

They commit themselves to supporting and promoting the philosophy and mission of the school, as well as of that of the IB. They have a responsibility to work in the school’s best interest, support its members and act in a collegial manner. Teachers have a responsibility to strive to achieve the highest professional standards in all they do, at and for the school.

A qualified applicant will be able to:

  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues on designing learning experiences
  • Prepare unit planners that build on students’ previous learning 
  •  Include the prescribed key concepts and related concepts in each subject group
  • Place appropriate emphasis on concept-driven and inquirybased learning
  • Differentiate instruction to meet students’ learning needs and styles
  • Foster a stimulating learning environment based on understanding and respect
  • Ensure that feedback on assessment is based on IB criteria and is transparent, detailed, informative, and constructively critical so that the students may be able to reflect on and learn from their performance
  • Help promote the progress and well-being of individual students and is fully familiar with all school compliance policies and procedures, including those on student roles and responsibilities

Qualifications:

The position of MYP teacher requires that the successful candidate has: 

  • A degree plus teaching qualification (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development
  • Experience with MYP (preferred)
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to teach multiple subjects 

Personal Qualities 

  • Self-motivated and goal-focused
  • Inclusive, flexible, and adaptable
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate about learning and teaching
  • Team player

If you are interested in the position, please apply with a letter in the form of a personal statement outlining your motivation, strengths and indicate the subjects that you are qualified to teach. Include your most recent CV.

Send applications to employment(at)sdis.no  

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

In line with international standards, Sandnes International School maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Norway, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

All appointments will be subject to a police check as required by Norwegian Law and ratification of certifications and qualifications by Udir.

Special Education Teacher (Start: August 2021)

Key Objectives of the Position

To provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students and carry out such other associated duties as are reasonably assigned by the Head of School or Learning Support Coodinator.

The responsibilities are:

  • Ensuring appropriate delivery of both special education instruction and related services as stipulated on IEPs.
  • Ensuring compliance by the school with all local laws and regulations relating to students with IEPs and students referred to special education.
  • Effectively communicating to parents and guardians the special education process including the process for referrals, evaluations, annual IEPs, and re-evaluations
  • Facilitating IEP meetings using a strength-based and family-centered approach
  • Coordinating with student’s special education team to ensure all documents are completed in a timely manner (according to local, and school policies and procedures)
  • Connect with the special education team to ensure all team members (including parents) are prepared for the content of the meeting.
  • Coordinating with the special education team to complete quarterly IEP progress

Key Requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education/Spesialpedagogikk or some related field of study together with qualified teacher status or an equivalent level of teaching qualification
  • Organized and committed to the role
  • Working experiences 
  • An effective team member
  • Clear and confident communication skills, able to liaise at all levels and with all members of the school community
  • Be resilient, able to work well under pressure and manage time effectively
  • The ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people including students, parents, and colleagues
  • Being able to communicate in Norwegian will be an advantage. 

Deadline: 15.02.2021

If you are interested in the position, please apply with a letter of a personal statement outlining your motivation, strengths, and career aspirations and include your most recent CV.

Send applications to employment(a)sdis.no or contact for further information about the position.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

In line with international standards, Sandnes International School maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Norway, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

All appointments will be subject to a police check as required by Norwegian Law. 

Norsklærer/Norwegian Teacher (Start: Early April 2021)

Sandnes International School har ledig stilling som vikar fra april 2021. 

Arbeidsoppgaver

  • Kontinuerlig oppfølging av elevenes læringsutbytte
  • Systematisk evaluering av undervisningen
  • Tett samarbeid med kollegaer og foresatte

Kvalifikasjoner

  • Må ha undervisningskompetanse i norsk: Godkjent lærerutdanning med minst 30 studiepoeng i norsk
  • Meget gode kunnskaper i norsk og engelsk, skriftlig og muntlig
  • Lærere med erfaring fra fagfeltet de senere år vil ha et fortrinn

Hvis du er en kunnskapsrik, ambisiøs og målrettet person som brenner for å undervise og være med på å forme fremtidens elever så send gjerne en CV og søknad til e-post employment(a)sdis.no

Søknadsfrist:  31.01.2021

Jobbtype: Heltid, Deltid, Vikariat, Engasjement, Nyutdannet, Fast, Engasjement, Nyutdannet, Fast

Open Application

Open Application:

Teachers, Substitute Teachers and Teaching Assistants

We are always looking for qualified candidates with experience working with children.

Please send your CV to employment(a)sdis.no

The ideal candidate will have 

  • At least three years’ full time relevant experience in an international school
  • International Baccalaureate experience preferred
  • Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passionate in learning

In line with international standards, Sandnes International School maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Norway, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

All appointments will be subject to a police check as required by Norwegian Law and ratification of certifications and qualifications by NOKUT.

Working and living in Norway

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has ranked Norway as the best country in the world in which to live. Norway scored highest on the UN’s annual index measuring longevity, education levels and gross income per capital.

Norway is a perfect place to live with stunning scenery with deep blue fjords, flowing waterfalls, and sharp, snow-capped mountains that tower high above the water.

Compensation & Benefits

SDIS offers a comprehensive remuneration package, including:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Accident insurance
  • School contributions to health, nursing care, pension and unemployment insurance
  • Sick, personal, maternity and parent leave
  • Relocation assistance
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