Employment

FIS has a dedicated faculty who create A World of Opportunities for students from every corner of the globe. Our inquiry-based teaching and learning practices help young people make connections within units of study and across academic disciplines. We welcome your interest in joining them.

We actively seek qualified teachers from around the world who wish to help us fulfill our school's mission. Recruitment generally begins in January for positions for the following school year, but applications can be submitted when the list of open positions at both campuses is made available.

Application Process

Because a personal interview is required prior to hiring, it is beneficial for interested applicants from outside Germany to register and attend a job fair. Interview appointments can sometimes be made in advance through the divisional principals or with our school staff directly at the recruiting conference.

Frankfurt International School plans to attend the following recruiting fairs in 2017:

  • Search Associates in London: 13-16 January, 2017

Please note: FIS will not be attending Search Associates in Boston or UNI Overseas Recruiting Fair in Iowa. (updated 9 January, 2017)

Qualified applicants must register/apply using our online application process. Please do not send general inquiries.

Begin your registration/application process here.

Current Openings

All positions are currently filled at FIS/FISW

Openings for the 2017-18 school year

There are currently no openings for the 2017-18 school year.


How to Apply

Qualified applicants must register/apply using our online application process.

Register/apply here.

Priority will be given to applicants who attend the annual job fairs.

PLEASE NOTE: Unless specified in individual job postings, all applicants must follow the application process via the online application process. Please do not send general inquiries.

Application Procedures for Internal Candidates

The following protocol is for internal hires:

  • All positions will be posted and special stipulations about the position will be noted in the posting.
  • Candidates must submit a letter of interest, resume and references as appropriate to the receiving principal.
  • All candidates will be interviewed.
  • Status of internal hire candidacy will be shared with internal candidates before the position is taken to hiring fairs.

Substitute Teacher Openings

Substitute teachers are frequently needed at Frankfurt International School for both the Oberursel and Wiesbaden campuses.

Substitutes are called in when a teacher is absent and are paid for each day worked.

Applications are invited from qualified education professionals at all levels (Pre-K to Grade 12) and with a variety of subject specializations.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Germany and reside in the Frankfurt area. If you are interested in being included on our substitute list, please send a cover letter and CV to Alexandra_Sanader@fis.edu.

Applications will be reviewed, and those meeting our criteria will be sent a questionnaire, application form and information sheet.

We Seek Faculty who are

  • Energized by our mission statement
  • Passionate about the academic and personal development of the students
  • Committed to challenging themselves through professional development
  • Capable of working with parents as partners
  • Equipped with personal values that are aligned with our beliefs

To qualify, applicants need:

  • A teaching qualification
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience, student teaching and substitute work not included
  • Experience and comfort using technology in the classroom
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • An advanced degree is preferred
  • Previous experience at an international school, if possible

Compensation & Benefits

FIS offers a comprehensive remuneration package, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Subsidized education for children of foreign-hire faculty
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Airfare to and from Frankfurt at the beginning and end of employment
  • Shipping allowance
  • Emergency travel expenses
  • Accident insurance
  • Supplementary pension scheme
  • School contributions to health, nursing care, pension and unemployment insurance
  • Sick, personal, maternity and parent leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Limited financial support for initial relocation payments


You can find more detailed information on our benefits package by downloading our Employee Information Brochure or Benefits Information Sheet.

Primary School
Alfred-Lechler-Str. 10
61440 Oberursel, Germany
+49 (0) 6171-2024-500
Elementary/Upper School
An der Waldlust 15
61440 Oberursel, Germany
+49 (0)6171-2024-0
Wiesbaden Campus
Rudolf-Dietz-Str. 14
65207 Wiesbaden, Germany
+49 (0) 6127-9940-0
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