Employment Opportunities


Join our Experienced and Dynamic Team

Dalat is a biblically-based, Christ-following day and boarding school located on the island of Penang off the west coast of Malaysia. Started as a school for missionary children, Dalat has grown to meet the needs of both missionary and business expatriate families in Southeast Asia as well as local Malaysian families. The school has been providing quality education since 1929. In order for the school to maintain low tuition fees, staff are offered a modest salary and benefits contract that is similar to that of missionaries. Staff answer God’s calling on their lives to cross-cultural ministry in this unique, dynamic environment.

November through March each school year Dalat seeks dynamic, enthusiastic, caring professionals who are follower of Christ for employment in the next school year.

  • Candidates must have an understanding of Christian education and have the ability to integrate Biblical principles in their teaching.
  • Candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be adept with technology and demonstrate flexibility in working in a cross-cultural environment and be willing to be involved in the community.
  • Candidates must be willing to incorporate cooperative learning strategies and ESL-sensitive instruction.
  • Teachers are expected to have a bachelor’s degree or higher and be certified. Two or more years of experience is necessary.


Please take time to read through the School Profile and the Salary and Benefits Contract so that you better understand the school and ministry you’re applying to. Please understand that you are applying to work and live in a third world country and that preparedness for overseas ministry is an important component of this process.


2018-2019 School Year

Dalat is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic English teacher for the high school division. This position will teach a variety of courses in grades 9-12, from freshmen to the AP level. Experience teaching AP courses and teaching/coaching forensics are a benefit.
Dalat is seeking a Mandarin teacher comfortable with balancing the traditional teaching of Mandarin in an international school. The students range from westerners just beginning to learn Mandarin to native speakers wanting to improve their reading and writing skills. Teaching AP Chinese is a requirement for this position
DIS is seeking a student-centered middle school science teacher to engage students in learning about the world. The teacher should be able to guide students in conducting investigative science experiments, preparing science fair projects, and developing strong scientific skills. Courses this person may teach include physical science, life science and earth science, based on the NGSS. A valid teaching certificate and 2+ years of teaching experience are needed.
DIS is looking for a collaborative and nurturing elementary teacher to instruct our grade four students. As a homeroom teacher, this person will be responsible for Bible, reading, language arts, science, social studies, and math lessons.
Dalat is seeking an energetic and nurturing couple who love working with students to serve in a family-style boarding program. This position involves providing daily care, support, and mentoring for up to 18 international students ranging in age from 12-18. Qualifications include extensive experience in youth ministry, a passion for hospitality and discipleship, and a willingness to generously share one’s family to provide a loving home for boarding students from a wide variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. Personal children should be of school-age or older. As a character profession, dorm parenting is well-suited for couples who enjoy living transparently in a close-knit community.

Application Process and Timeline

Please visit our Staff Application Process and Timeline page for further details.

Contact Information:

For further information prospective candidates can contact

Karl Steinkamp
Dalat International School
Penang, Malaysia
Ph: 011-6-04-375-2100
Fax: 011-6-04-8902141