Chemistry Teacher with second subject

November 5, 2023

Job Description

Chemistry Teacher with second subject

Suzhou | Dulwich International High School Suzhou | Teaching

About Role

We are looking for a caring and enthusiastic chemist whose vision is to see all students develop a passion for Chemistry and understand its place as an applied subject in the world around them. The person should be an adaptable team member who values deepening their own subject knowledge to enable teaching across all aspects of Chemistry at both IGCSE and A Level. Experience of teaching another subject, particularly another Science subject up to GCSE level, and of leading student teams to global competitions is desirable.

The Chemistry Department at DHSZ is a thriving team of 6 highly motivated and passionate teachers. Working in spacious and well-equipped classrooms, the department’s mission is to inspire all students taking Chemistry to achieve their best in the subject. Teachers joining the team are fully supported with curriculum materials, resources and can expect support and a warm welcome from the team. The department is currently at the forefront of innovation within the school, especially using collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. Moreover, students are encouraged to be active learners; mistakes are welcomed as part of the learning process.

Our School

Dulwich International High School, Suzhou is the school of choice in Suzhou for Chinese parents who wish their children to gain the skills and education necessary for them to be successful in non-Chinese universities.  The major destinations for all of our students is the USA and the UK.  Our school is home to almost 700 students who study IGCSE and A levels. Our students ask for excellence in teaching and they work hard to achieve offers from their universities of choice. 

We offer a personalised academic curriculum that ensures students leave us with the knowledge and skills to access the world’s best universities.  Because we believe in developing the whole child, we also have a thriving co-curricular programme in which all students and all teachers participate.   

Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East”.  It has a long and colourful history based around the waterways in the province. Much of Suzhou is designed around the lakes and canal system and it makes for wonderful walking, cycling and exercising opportunities.  Suzhou is a vibrant city that with an enriching arts and performing culture that also offers many scenic areas of peace and tranquillity.  Public transport is cheap and easy to use.  The city is also one of the most multi-cultural in China and offers food and drink from all around the world. 

Our Teaching Profile (International High School)



At Dulwich International High School, students come first.  And because teachers play an extraordinary role in nurturing our students to become confident, curious and knowledgeable global citizens, we look to recruit the very best practitioners in international education who are passionate about unlocking the potential of our students.  

Our teachers nurture and inspire their students today to make a positive difference in the world – living fully, living responsibly, and living sustainably. We empower our Teachers to Live Worldwise.


Our Vision For Teachers

Worldwise Teachers:

•    Put students first in all they do
•    Display a positive attitude, adaptability and open-mindedness 
•    Show professional initiative and perseverance
•    Are truly collaborative and display highly developed communication skills
•    Are committed to internationalism and equity
•    Are committed to sustainability and global citizenship

Worldwise teachers believe in:

•    The right of every student to be safe, supported and nurtured
•    Evidence-based and innovative pedagogy
•    Personalised and differentiated student learning
•    Setting high expectations for every student
•    Empowering students to reach their own goals
•    High levels of student motivation and engagement

A Worldwise Teacher’s Learning Principles:

Learning is effective when it: 
•    is relational
•    has a clear purpose
•    is adapted and applied
•    is personalised

Post-holder Qualifications, Experience


DHSZ is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate.


The successful candidate must be

•    Passionate about Chemistry and be able to inspire students to study their subject further
•    Capable of delivering Chemistry knowledge to the depth required at the A2 level 
•    Successful in showing student progress so that students are fully prepared for external examinations at IGCSE and A level stages
•    Experienced (or willing to learn) in using formative assessment in order to advance student learning
•    Actively engaged in furthering their own pedagogical knowledge
•    Willing to collaborate with a diverse range of teachers in order to create an engaging classroom
•    Able to differentiate in order to meet the needs of all students, especially within an EAL environment
•    Willing to engage in the student’s own culture (Chinese) in order to fully know your students
•    Knowledgeable in the latest safeguarding systems in order to ensure student wellbeing
•    Eager to fully engage with the students in their Co-curricular activities 
•    Adaptable in the classroom in order to make full use of educational technology to meet student needs
•    Able to demonstrate that they hold the highest expectations of the students and themselves.


How to Apply

To apply for this position you will need to include:

  – an application letter

  –  your CV

  –  a statement of educational philosophy

  –  details of three referees from your current and previous employer


Applications should be submitted through our on-line application system at:


For further information please see our website at


The closing date for applications is 30 November 2023.


Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received, therefore early application is encouraged.


Safeguarding Statement

Our College/School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices, which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, successful references, as well as due visa and work permit process as required by Chinese law.

Equity Diversity Inclusion Statement

EiM is committed to diversity within its team, organisational practices, policies and culture. It recognises that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and it encourages and leverages these differences to make its work more relevant and approachable. EiM will not discriminate or tolerate discriminatory behaviour on any grounds such as, but not limited to, race, gender, disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic background. EiM strives to be an inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, has a voice, can raise concerns, and feels comfortable and confident. It expects everyone who works with it to share this commitment and to act accordingly, as it aspires to best serve the EiM mission and its community.


Core Competencies
  • Passion
  • Vision
  • Collaboration
  • Execution Excellence



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