Director of Studies Jobs in China

Teacher Referral Program

Are you looking for Director of Studies jobs in a dynamic and exciting education environment? Can you lead a team of international teachers and ensure the highest possible academic standards for our students?

We are seeking Directors of Studies who can lead our modern schools on to great things.

The DoS Job in China

Essential qualities for this challenging position include strong people management skills and the ability to motivate, train and develop a team of international ESL teachers. A proven track record in teacher training through workshops, class observations and one-on-one support are vital for this role as academic manager.

The right candidate will be organized and logical in planning and implementation of new school initiatives.  The Director of Studies jobs call for excellent creativity and problem solving skills as well as a good understanding of cultural differences and the ability to ensure people from diverse backgrounds function as an effective team.

You will have a degree and credible TEFL qualification as well as a wide range of teaching experience. You will be well versed in TEFL methodology and teaching techniques.

Living and Working in China

Shane English Shanghai

It is an exciting time to be living and teaching in China, the economy continues to boom and the demand for English teachers is stronger than ever. Explore a country famous for its ancient traditions and civilizations, generous and friendly people and delicious food. Immerse yourself in a country which has managed to balance the Ying and Yang of past customs and cultures with modern development and exciting changes.



At present, we have Director of Studies jobs at schools located throughout China, in both major metropolitan cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Guangzhou as well as major second tier cities such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, Dalian, Nanjing, Chongqing and many more.

Please contact us to request our detailed city guides for more information on these locations.


Popular with teachers and students alike, the courses are aimed at a range of ages and abilities. Most positions are for schools focusing on young learners aged 7 to 14, although positions for adult and business schools are also available. Class sizes are kept small, to an average of 8-12 students which allows for noticeable progress to be made.

Course books are accompanied by a wide range of supplementary materials – flashcards, posters, handouts, CD’s, videos, songs and in-class computer applications, all essential for teachers to deliver varied, engaging classes. Director of Studies Jobs in ChinaIt is the Director of Studies job to ensure the teaching materials and resources are constantly being updated and improved upon. Most of the language schools have now installed interactive whiteboards which add an exciting new dimension for how ESL teachers can teach.

Main Responsibilities

The Director of Studies jobs are both challenging and rewarding. You will be in charge of the entire academic side of the school. Some of the key roles for the position are as follows:

  • Teacher training and development
  • Teacher management
  • Teaching high quality lessons
  • Scheduling and timetabling
  • Administrative reports
  • School development and operation
  • Attending professional development seminars and DoS training sessions


  • Excellent salary: 12,000 – 24,000 RMB (1,800 – 3,600 USD) per month
  • Furnished accommodation near the school (not shared)
  • Flight allowance
  • Visa and local residential permits arranged
  • Paid vacations
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Professional development & support
  • Further career opportunities


  • Native or near-native English speaker
  • University degree
  • Credible teaching qualification
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience and 1 year of management experience

Director of Studies Jobs – Apply Now

To find about more about specific Director of Studies jobs currently available and to discuss things further email to the following to

  • Covering letter
  • Resume
  • Recent photo
  • Degree & TEFL certificates
  • Preferences for student ages and locations (if any)
  • Availability to start