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East Asia / SE Asia physics teaching positions

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by ukphys, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. ukphys

    ukphys New commenter

    Hi all - I am looking at moving to East / Southeast Asia for a Physics teaching position from August 2020. I have seen a few positions start to pop up on TES, but I'm wondering how many positions I can expect to come up over the next few months? Are positions rare and so it's better to apply for any that I see as soon as possible?

    Also, the only experience of teaching I have is in a UK secondary school, will it be particularly difficult for me to secure an interview for an international job with no international school experience?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Join Search Associates and schools will be posting job offers into your email daily. If you have A level experience you can pick the country you want to live and work in the future.
  3. ukphys

    ukphys New commenter

    Thanks very much for your reply @february31st, I'll make an account on there now. I've just found an old thread comparing TES to SA as well so had a good read of that.
  4. yorkie63

    yorkie63 New commenter

    Please don't fall into the trap that just because you teach Physics that every school and country will be falling over to hire you. I been teaching Physics for over 25 years (Including A - Level) from the old Nuffield Days, and I still need to do the hard work to get an interview etc.

    At present I am in my 10th year of international teaching and its has been a slog sometimes to get a good position. So dont be fooled.
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  5. Have a look at the Matizi website - it's a good place to research what's available at the moment - 84 international school Physics jobs on there now!
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  6. ukphys

    ukphys New commenter

    Thanks so much @sorayaka, great website! Quite a few jobs on there I might apply for
  7. Oli_K

    Oli_K New commenter

    Physics job at a very good school in Vietnam at the moment.
  8. 576

    576 Established commenter

  9. nemo.

    nemo. Occasional commenter

    Chemistry seems to be the hardest overall to recruit for, Physics is a good specialism but being able to teach IGCSE Chemistry as am add on can be a real boost to chances. Another big boost is extra curricular activities eg if you can train kids in a major sport, rugby or football especially, it is a major plus.

    Ageism also can be a problem as some schools either want younger fitter teachers, or cheaper teachers.

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