Employment at IICS

IICS prides itself on its selection of high calibre teachers. The process of recruiting is one of the most important roles that the leadership performs, as the quality of the faculty is directly relational to the quality of the school’s teaching. It’s very important that we have an international – and internationally experienced – staff, both to reflect our mission and to reflect the multicultural population of our students.

The faculty is typically represented by more than 13 nations. Over the past five years, teacher experience has averaged 16 years with more than 55% of teachers holding a master’s degree or higher.

We strive for a healthy balance between the length and breadth of experience of mature teachers and the dynamism and progressive pioneering of newer teachers. Such a mix affords a rich, collegial range to the teaching methods at IICS. The role of the teacher at IICS is very much a person who can help a child’s journey in learning, rather than the dispenser of information. Each student has individual needs, so the teacher is there to focus on those needs, to facilitate the student’s individualized support. Teachers ensure that there is a strong learning environment within the classroom, while also capitalizing on a student’s prior knowledge.

Differentiating instruction in the classroom is important to enable the teacher to meet the needs of individual students. This means getting to know the student properly, understanding their learning style, and catering to their individual needs.

The exciting backdrop of Istanbul adds to the dynamic academic environment created by the professional faculty and staff, engaged and enthusiastic students, and an involved parent body. In recruiting teachers, IICS seeks teachers who ideally have overseas experience and are willing to participate actively engaged sponsoring or coaching in extracurricular activities. Faculty candidates experienced in collaborative team planning and measuring student learning against benchmarks are also highly valued. IICS offers the full International Baccalaureate Program of studies – Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program (DP). Therefore, we prefer teachers with prior IB experience.

Required Qualifications:
– Bachelor/Master’s Degree in the subject to be taught
– Minimum 2 years of teaching experience and IB, PYP MYP/DP is preferred
– Valid teaching credential in the teaching area
– A minimum of two years of full-time, current teaching experience in the grade level or subject area of vacancy
– Overseas teaching experience is desirable.
Istanbul International Community School would like to thank all applicants who have expressed interest in joining our learning community.  Our recruiting leadership team is fortunate to have received applications from many highly qualified educators. We encourage interested educators who have identified a good match with Istanbul International Community School’s Mission, Vision, and Philosophy statements please monitor our website and share their interests as positions become available.

Openings for the 2024/2025 School Year

·   MYP and DP Math Teacher (possibly Head of Department)  

·   Substitute Teacher

Interested candidates may apply by filling out the form below (you need a Gmail account to access it). If you are a current member of ISS, Search Associates or GRC you must apply directly through their platforms instead. If you’re not a member of the three requirement organizations, please complete the following form. Expression of Interest in Employment Form

Child Protection and Safeguarding

IICS is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and employment checks.


Moving to a new school and a new country is a major change. Our Director of Admissions at Istanbul International Community School, Zeliha Öztürk, is happy to answer your questions about IICS, about living in Istanbul, relocation, or any of your schooling concerns.

Email: admissions@iics.k12.tr



Hisar Campus

Rumelihisari Mahallesi,
Nafi Baba Sokak, No:6
Hisarustu / Istanbul 34470

Telephone : +90 212 287 2770
Fax : +90 212 265 0580

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Marmara Campus

Karaagac Koyu Mahallesi,
Kahraman Caddesi, 27/1
Hadimkoy / Istanbul 34500

Telephone: +90 212 857 8264
Fax: +90 212 857 8270
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