Careers at ASV

American School of Valencia (ASV) recruits teachers through international job fairs and direct application. Below is a summary of the qualifications of the successful candidate and the responsibilities of any teaching position.

Essential qualifications and experiences

The following is a brief list of qualities the successful ASV candidate would possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in subject area or a related educational field.
  • A minimum of two years’ full-time teaching experience in a school setting.
  • Knowledge of the American curriculum, educational philosophy and teaching methods.
  • Recent professional development and knowledge of best practice in education.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with the integration of technology into the curriculum.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment.
  • Native or bilingual speaker of English.

Desirable qualifications

  • An advanced degree in subject area or a related educational field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of international teaching experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Spanish history and culture.
  • Experience teaching International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (for high school applicants).

Major Responsibilities

  • Prepare courses and plan curriculum with other members of the department/team and liaise with other departments/grade levels as appropriate.
  • Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research and topics of importance in the teaching of subject area or grade level.
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress, prepare for parent conferences, grade assessments and complete report cards, etc.
  • Take responsibility for the safety and well-being of all students, while delivering an engaging and challenging syllabus.
  • Perform any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by the school.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Professional Development (combination of on-site, international conferences and visiting consultants)
  • Spanish or English Language Development Program
  • Work Visa Expense Reimbursement
  • Roundtrip Airfare (beginning and end of contract)
  • Additional Baggage Allowance
  • Housing Location Assistance
  • Healthcare (through Spanish national healthcare system)

Detailed information regarding compensation and benefits are provided during the interview process for each individual candidate.

Employment Opportunities

(updated on Tuesday, June 26, 2018)

  • Secondary Science Teacher

Application Process

American School of Valencia accepts resumes on a year-round basis. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume as an attachment to the Director, Mr. Michael L. Smith, at Please indicate for which position you are applying in your cover letter and email.