WAB has developed an outstanding reputation in the international community as one of Asia’s top schools.

We provide an exciting and vibrant work environment for experienced and dedicated staff who have a high level of commitment, energy and stamina.

Admissions Officer Search

The Western Academy of Beijing's Communications and Advancement Office has a vacancy for a full-time Admissions Officer commencing in August 2017. The Admissions Officer supports a responsive and efficient admissions service for the recruitment of mission-appropriate students and serves as an admissions community liaison supporting strategic aspects of promoting the school. Learn more about this exciting position and its requirements, or visit Admissions at WAB.

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Why work at WAB?

WAB is alive with creativity, diversity and enthusiasm. The school community is passionate about continuous improvement - making WAB an excellent school and a dynamic environment for learning and working.

We believe in championing our staff. This is done through respecting and valuing each staff member working on the frontline and behind the scenes, including them in the decision-making processes of the school and providing a competitive remuneration package, as well as opportunities for growth through an extensive professional development program. Teachers, staff and parents are hooked on WAB!

Staff Voices

Hear why our dedicated staff love working at WAB.

WAB is a unique school that fosters the opportunity for students to really be whatever they want to be. It is a caring place for all those that are involved. I enjoy working at WAB because of the students. They are hardworking, have a great sense of humor and they care about their surroundings and the people around them.

Murray Polglase, High School Assistant Principal

I enjoy working at WAB because I can see in our students' eyes their love for learning.

Camille Sebban, Middle School French/Spanish Teacher


I love watching the students develop as people - particularly the students who come to WAB with a few rough edges or a chip on the shoulder. The environment here is so positive and accepting that anyone and everyone somehow gets caught up in the general goodwill and comes out of their time at WAB more whole and healthy.

Brent Abrahams, High School Curriculum Coordinator


WAB represents over a quarter of my life! It's a great environment!

Andy Cole, Middle School Design Technology Teacher


WAB will assist all new faculty and other staff members in receiving appropriate employment and residence permits, including multiple entry visas to China. We are officially qualified to hire foreign experts by the Beijing Foreign Expert Bureau.

Requirements according to Chinese labor regulations:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience
  • Not above 60 years of of age

We request a clearance of criminal records and successful background check for all staff working with our students. Please be prepared to submit such documents from your country of origin and the country of your current residence, if different.

WAB employment


Substitute teachers are engaged on an as-needed basis to cover the duties of WAB teachers. They are not permanently employed and are required as and when necessary, e.g. when a teacher is sick or is required to attend a meeting/training. Substitute teachers with prior teaching experience and teaching qualifications are preferred, and only applicants who hold a valid Chinese residence permit (Z) as a working spouse's dependent can be considered. View our Substitute Teacher openings to begin your application.


Due to the prevalence of job scams on the Internet, we advise applicants to beware sending personal information regarding your application to anybody outside of our school. WAB will never ask applicants to send us money, for any reason. All our vacant jobs will be advertised on this website. If you find a listing for an opening at WAB other than on this website, please contact the WAB Human Resources at hr@wab.edu.