Head of Science

Far East, China

Dulwich College - Suzhou

Dulwich College - Suzhou

Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ) seeks an outstanding and inspirational educator to lead the Mathematics Department with Chemistry to IBDP or equivalent from August 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in our fast-growing school in Suzhou, one of China’s most vibrant cities.

Our school

DCSZ was the third Dulwich College to open in China. The College has grown to cater for more than 1000 students aged 2 – 18 and has an enviable reputation in this new First Tier City that ranks as having the 6th highest GDP in China and a population around 14 million.

Record breaking IB results in 2018 placed the College as the highest scoring international IB school in mainland China with an average point score of 38.8. Our College offers the English Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, the English National Curriculum, International GCSEs and the IB Diploma. Our students achieved an IGCSE A* / A average of over 70% in 2018. In 2019 the graduating class IB average was 36.2, significantly above the world average of 29.2.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate Inspection of October 2016 awarded the highest grade possible, Excellent, for every aspect of the life of the College. This is a rare achievement and we are the only school in Suzhou to have this accolade. The school is also accredited by CIS, WASC and NCCT, and currently working towards its five-year CIS re-accreditation.

Dulwich College Suzhou enjoys a unique position in the Chinese educational landscape being co-located with Dulwich International High School Suzhou and Suzhou High School SIP. The close partnership between the three schools offers special cultural and learning opportunities to students and staff.

World class facilities at the College ensure that the students from our three schools – DUCKS (ages 2 – 7), Junior School (ages 7 – 11) and Senior School (ages 11 – 18) have every opportunity to excel both inside and outside the classroom.


Suzhou is a wealthy major city in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, adjacent to the Shanghai Municipality. The journey time from Shanghai to Suzhou on the comfortable and efficient high-speed trains is only 25 minutes. Situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtse River and built around two large lakes, Suzhou is the second largest city in Jiangsu province after its capital city, Nanjing. Administratively, Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with an urban population of around 10 million in its whole administrative area. Suzhou is considered one of the most attractive and livable of all the major cities in China.

Applying to teach at DCSZ

DCSZ is a well-resourced school with highly motivated and academically successful students. Successful applicants will be enthusiastic about the ethos and values of Dulwich International. An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the chosen candidate.

To apply for this position you will need to include:

  • an application letter
  • your CV
  • a statement of educational philosophy
  • details of three referees from your current and previous employer

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2019.

Interviews will take place as soon as applications are received, therefore early application is encouraged. 


Dulwich College International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.  All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

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