Academic Dean

We are always looking for passionate, motivated, and experienced K-12 educators to join our growing network of schools, administrators, teachers, and communities dedicated to transforming international education. If you are considering an international teaching job, consider Knowledgelink (KL). In addition to an incredibly supportive environment and opportunities for growth, we offer one of the best benefits packages for teachers working in China, including health insurance, airfare, and more:


10-month renewable contract
Free housing
Airfare to/from China
Bilingual support staff
Health insurance
Paid vacation
Professional development
Career advancement
Signing & referral bonuses
Local & US holidays


We have openings for the position of Academic Dean on several campuses within our KL school network. Our schools are co-operated by an accredited independent US school, KL, and an overseas school partner. Program academics are administered by the Head of School of the US school, who works directly with the Academic Dean and/or Principal on campus to ensure the quality of education. Teachers are provided US curriculum as a guide and framework for the academic year, but have the freedom to design daily lesson plans and manage the classroom as they would in a typical US classroom. All students take their coursework in English and all classes are led by international teachers.

Hear from returning Academic Dean Gerrard Evans on his rewarding experience teaching with KL in China!

Primary Responsibilities

Academic Program

· Oversee adherence to school’s educational philosophy, curriculum expectations, and instructional approach
· Maintain school’s commitment to high academic standards
· Collaborate with faculty, other academic deans, and the academic team in the US on curriculum development and revision
· Oversee differentiation of school instruction to provide necessary support for students with differing needs
· Coordinate and supervise student intervention plans as needed
· Oversee monitoring and reporting processes regarding student achievement
· Develop the school calendar and schedule in consultation with the partners
· Plan classroom usage
· Review school information systems periodically to ensure data is accurate and updated in a timely manner


· Provide goal-setting, ongoing support, and feedback to school faculty
· Promote and implement professional development for school faculty
· Observe teachers per KL expectations, and provide yearly formal evaluations
· Lead regular school faculty meetings
· Facilitate positive problem solving in resolving issues


· Participate in admissions forums, presentations, tours, and open houses
· Determine the academic standards for student admission and class assignments

Qualifications & Requirements

· Education: Master’s degree or higher in education or related fields
· Experience: 2 or more years of experience working as an Academic Dean or related positions (experience with English Language Learners preferred)

We look forward to hearing from you! If you are interested in applying for this teaching position, please forward your resume with cover letter to Melissa Kilday at [email protected]

About KnowledgeLink

KnowledgeLink (KL) is a global education organization that envisions a world where every student has unlimited access to educational opportunity. To achieve our mission, we partner with visionary educational leaders to establish, grow, and operate branch campuses and international schools abroad with the goal of maturing them into longstanding, reputable academic institutions. The educators we hire share our ambitious goal, and every day they help us define and shape the future of international education. Through our global schools and innovative exchange programs, we provide thousands of teachers and students every year with the opportunity to learn and grow together as true global citizens.

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