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Our teachers combined experience is 318 years.

They have been teaching on average for 9.1 years.

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.

Our positions for 2023-24 will be posted with our recruitment partners: International Schools Services (ISS) and Search Associates. We welcome your application through these platforms.

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) Recruitment and  Search Associates.

Busan Foreign School (BFS), an ACS WASC accredited international school seeks highly-qualified teachers dedicated to creating engaging learning environments with high standards for teaching and learning. 

BFS offers a challenging American standards based curriculum including a rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) program to students from many countries.

The school currently has 250 students schoolwide in Early Childhood through Grade 12 representing 17 different nationalities. The majority of our graduates continue on to top universities in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide.

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, lifelong learner

Benefits 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 the 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  personal days paid per year
  • 5 days paid compassionate leave per year
  • Local visa expenses covered

For more information see our Standard benefit package.

** Please note that BFS has mandatory teacher retirement policy at age 62.

To apply:

Apply through one of our recruitment partners: ISS or Search Associates.

Interviews are conducted via Zoom.

Busan was featured in the National Geographic’s 25 Breathtaking Places and Experiences for 2023

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

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

  • National Maritime Museum
    The National Maritime Museum is Korea’s first comprehensive maritime museum.
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