Faculty Recruitment Program for Americans of Greek Descent

This is a unique opportunity for a teacher to teach where teaching began!

The American Community Schools of Athens (ACS Athens), the best American international educational institution in Greece and one of the most innovative in the world, has initiated a recruitment program seeking to attract and employ enthusiastic and qualified American faculty of all disciplines, preferably of Greek descent (knowledge of Greek culture and Greek language is a distinct advantage) to teach at our school (Elementary, Middle, High School), starting from the academic year 2013-14. For the purpose of this program, ACS Athens is reaching out to ethnic Greek organizations in the U.S., professional associations, teacher organizations, community institutions and ethnic media to pass this message along.

Why Greek descent?

American faculty with Greek roots have a special relationship with the country ACS Athens is established in. As all ethnic groups who live and prosper in the U.S., Americans of Greek descent are willing to take advantage of any opportunity to connect with their ancestral and cultural roots. Their understanding of the particular educational, cultural, social and community environment in Greece tends to be deeper and more meaningful, practical and beneficial to an educational institution such as ACS Athens.

Benefits of the Program

Unmatched Professional Development - a truly exceptional chance to gain valuable International work experience with a leading employer, in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment. ACS Athens professional development is furthered by participation in seminars, workshops and collaborative actions with other leading educational institutions.

Personal Growth - Athens is a breathtaking European metropolis that offers its residents an unlimited variety of social and cultural activities. It has the largest airport and seaport in Greece – making a weekend getaway to Europe or a Greek island an easy excursion.  Greece is legendary for its hospitality, culture and history and is a land of unparalleled beauty – all of which can be explored throughout the year.  Americans of Greek descent have a chance of a lifetime to connect with their ancestral, cultural and educational roots!

Excellent Tax-free Compensation Package - U.S. citizens earn a highly competitive tax-free salary. They will not pay taxes in Greece or in the United States, for up to 3 years.

Comprehensive Support Services - the professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff at ACS Athens will ensure that all new members of our faculty have a smooth transition and continued support to teaching and living abroad. Assistance will be provided in arranging for everything from airport pickup to helping find suitable accommodations close to campus – our goal is to support our faculty and make working at ACS Athens a truly enjoyable experience.

Minimum requirements for interested applicants are:

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Teaching certification
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience


Are you interested in working at ACS Athens?

Feel free to send us your resume by filling out this application form.

In the form you are requested to upload the documents below:

  • Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
  • Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information and;
  • The contact information for three professional references.