Live. Work. Learn. Teach in Dubai.

The global business and cultural hub of the Middle East.

Seeking educators interested in preparing students to be lifelong learners in a dynamic teaching environment.

Learn More Why ASD

Career Opportunities

Every Student. Future Ready.

As one of only a few independent, not for profit schools in the region, ASD offers what is best about American education to provide learning experiences to promote the maximum potential of its students.

Faculty And
 Support Staff

Teaching Faculty Salary and Benefits

Teaching faculty at the American School of Dubai have a passion for the mission of the school, embrace the core values and dedicate themselves to preparing more than 1,800 students to future ready.


ASD overseas faculty contracts are issued by the American School of Dubai and represents an initial two year commitment.

Base Salary

Range $39,200 - $68,934
Minimum starting salary: $39,200
Maximum starting salary: $52,538

A new teaching faculty member is given credit for prior experience up to a maximum initial placement of step nine. The base salary is paid in US dollars, in twelve equal monthly payments.

Dependent Tuition at ASD

Faculty members are permitted to enroll up to a maximum of two dependent children in the school, tuition free, Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Professional Development

ASD is deeply committed to developing the professional practice of its faculty. Each year an allocated amount per person is available for coursework taken at a university, college or continuing education and to support other approved professional development.

Overseas Differential

Overseas hire teaching faculty members are eligible to receive an Overseas Differential amount on an annual basis. The Overseas Differential represents an amount that acknowledges the commitment one is making to relocate to an overseas post of responsibility.


Appropriate housing, depending on family size, is provided according to the ASD Housing Policy to include rent and utilities.

In addition, a Settling in Allowance of between $8,170 and $10,893 is provided depending on family size. The amount is paid in Dirhams at the time of settling in to support expenses associated with moving to Dubai.

Worldwide Medical and Dental Insurance

The school incurs the full cost of a local UAE medical insurance plan. In addition, the school provides a world-wide medical plan, in which 80% of the premium is covered by ASD and the remaining 20% covered by the employee. The plan provides for medical evacuation if necessary.

In addition, ASD provides a term life insurance policy with a value of two times the base salary. ASD also provides long term disability coverage.

Transportation / Annual Leave Allowances

Transportation expenses for annual home leave to the home of record is provided beginning in the first year of service. In addition, ASD offers a Travel Assistance Program for dependent children (maximum 23 years of age) enrolled as full time students in a post secondary education program. The benefit is one economy return ticket, to a maximum of four tickets per child.

Shipping Allowances

Upon employment, each faculty member is entitled to 800 pounds of net weight of airfreight from home of record to Dubai. Each accompanying dependent is entitled to 200 pounds of airfreight.

The final shipping allowance is equal to the initial shipping allowance plus an additional 10 percent per year (80 pounds per adult and 20 pounds per dependent) up to a maximum allowance of 1,200 pounds per employee and 300 pounds per dependent.


Expenses for the required employment physical, entrance visas and fees for attesting documents required by ASD (i.e. the most recent degree certificate, teaching certificate and marriage certificate, if applicable) is reimbursed.


ASD contributes 10% of the base salary into a retirement program.


There are no taxes assessed in the United Arab Emirates. US employees are subject to all US tax regulations as they apply to citizens living overseas.


Worldwide Medical and Dental Insurance 
Term life insurance 
Long-term disability insurance
Housing and paid utilities
Shipping allowance
First year settling-in allowance
Annual home leave
Annual professional development allowance
Relocation expenses reimbursed

ASD contributes 10% of employee base salary to a retirement program.

There are no taxes assessed in the United Arab Emirates. U.S. employees are subject to all US tax regulations as they apply to US citizens living overseas.

Why Join ASD?

Top Ten Reasons
1. Because you see yourself contributing to an inspirational and aspirational mission.
2. The kids. Globally-focused, eager for challenge and committed to making a difference.
3. Teachers who team. A collaborative approach to developing the whole child.
4. Our community of parents. Genuinely engaged.
5. Opportunities to develop your professional craft in a supportive environment.
6. A learning community collaborating to prepare students who are future-ready.
7. The attractive salary, benefits and retirement program. A tax free environment.
8. World class, state of the art facilities; a beautiful campus.
9. An amazing cultural confluence of West meeting Middle East.
10. Dubai. If you are ready to see the world!

American School of Dubai
PO Box 71188 Dubai United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 395 0005
Fax: +971 4 395 0008
Makani: 16827 77215

Courier Address: American School of Dubai, Intersection of First Al Khail & Hessa Street, Opposite the Saudi German Hospital, Al Barsha Dubai, UAE

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