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. View our current job openings.

We actively seek qualified teachers from around the world who wish to help us fulfill our school's mission. In our search we use Global Recruitment Collaborative, ISS Schrole, Search Associates, and UNI Overseas Teaching Service.

Recruitment generally begins in November for positions for the following school year, but applications can be submitted when the list of open positions at both campuses is made available. Sign up to receive job alerts.

Application Process

Interested applicants from outside Germany are encouraged to register for and attend a job fair, as a personal interview is required prior to hiring. Frankfurt International School typically attends a number of hiring fairs in the UK and United States, such as the Search Associates Fairs in London and Cambridge/Boston. For the current school year, FIS is attending virtual fairs due to the current pandemic. We will attend the virtual fairs as required by recruiting needs in 2020/21. Examples include, but are not limited to:

All qualified candidates must apply for open positions using our online application process.

FIS Job Alerts System

If you would like to be notified automatically via email when new positions are posted at FIS, please sign up here to receive job alerts via email.

Your email address will only be used to contact you regarding job openings or recruitment activities. You may unsubscribe at any time following the direction in the email you received after signing up for the job alerts function.

Substitute Teacher Applications

Substitute teachers are frequently needed at Frankfurt International School at both the Oberursel and Wiesbaden campuses. Substitute teachers are called in on an "as needed" basis and are paid for each day worked.

Applications are invited from qualified teachers who must be fluent in English, eligible to work in Germany, and are planning to reside in the Frankfurt area for at least one year. If you are interested in being included on our substitute list, please send a cover letter and CV (including your current mailing address and date of birth) to Tanja_Pekrul@fis.edu.

Child Protection Commitment

To ensure the safety and welfare of children, Frankfurt International School follows the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. FIS recruiting practices are designed to attract and retain faculty who share this commitment.

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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