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At Busan Foreign School the social, emotional and physical well-being of our students is our number one priority.  We practice safe-recruitment practices including extensive police and reference checks.

If you are in Busan, and hold a valid working permit you might be interested in a substitute teacher position.
Please contact for more information.

To recruit the best possible teachers to join our community of professional educators, we use International School Services (ISS),  Search Associates, and the Global Recruitment Collaborative (GRC).

Candidates may also apply directly to jobs posted on our website.

Busan Foreign School (BFS), a WASC accredited international school, seeks highly qualified teachers dedicated to creating dynamic learning environments with high standards for teaching and learning. BFS offers a challenging American curriculum including a rigorous AP program to students from many countries.
The school currently has 250 students school-wide in nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten through 12th grades. The majority of our graduates go on to study at top universities in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere.
Our school is located in the lovely Haeundae area of Busan where life is comfortable, convenient, and the students are great! Come join us!


  • Licensed in subjects taught (U.S. licensure preferred)
  • Teaching couples or singles preferred
  • Characteristics of successful candidates: dedicated to teaching and learning, flexible, team player, adaptable, curious, life-long learner

Benefit package includes:

  • Two year contracts
  • Teaching salary + housing + benefits
  • Furnished housing or housing allowance provided
  • Initial airfare reimbursed for out-of-country hires
  • Annual airfare allowance after completion of first contract
  • Professional development allowance
  • Free lunch during regular school days
  • Shipping allowance
  • Severance pay after one full year of employment
  • Free tuition for employee’s children
  • Paid spring, summer, and winter breaks
  • Paid national holidays
  • 50/50 split on national medical insurance
  • 5 days paid sick leave per year
  • 5 days paid compassionate leave per year
  • Local visa expenses covered

For more information see our Standard benefit package.

To apply:
E-mail a resume or CV along with a current photo, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to or fax the necessary documents to the following numbers:

  • Within Korea: 051-747-9196
  • Outside Korea: (Intl. Code) + 82-51-747-9196

Interviews are conducted by Skype or in person when possible.

Busan has been rated number 1 Best inAsia destination by Lonely Planet in 2018:

Below is a list of links to information on life in korea and Busan.

  • Busan Haps
    English expat magazine providing News and general information about events taking place in Busan City
  • Busan Beat
    Monthly information from the organization in Busan which promotes cultural understanding
  • Haeparanggil
    Walking, biking trails along the East Coast of korea (warning! Most of the information is in Korean)
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