A career at ISL

ISL has a superb reputation and a track record of academic excellence. We seek to provide children with an outstanding education that builds confidence, curiosity, and adaptability in a fast-changing world.

Have a look at our open positions

Child Protection

The International School of Lausanne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A background check, including criminal records check and/ or police clearance, will be conducted on all successful applicants.

Why join ISL?

Our school is a unique place. We support and foster diversity in all of its forms, and believe that diversity increases collective intelligence. We are a caring, vibrant, and positive community and are highly reflective on our practices, and dedicated to the well-being of our students. We offer opportunity for personal growth and professional development. At ISL, we continuously aspire to improve.

Our work community is committed and passionate. We expect a great deal from our staff and, in return, ensure  a rewarding life at ISL: a collaborative and trusting work environment, an approachable leadership team, and a modern, spacious campus located right in the centre of Europe.

Diversity and Inclusion

As an international school, diversity and inclusion is embedded in our daily life. ISL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. Find out more about our values and code of behaviour here.

“The initial feeling when coming into ISL’s community is being welcomed with so much warmth and enthusiasm. People at ISL make you feel special and appreciated. ”

Mariana Suarez – Primary School Teacher

Living in Lausanne, Switzerland

Located in the centre of Europe, Switzerland is a small country of eight million inhabitants. With four official languages and a federal system where each Canton has great political autonomy, each region of Switzerland is quite different. Lausanne is situated in the French-speaking part of the country, in the Canton of Vaud. Lausanne’s population numbers 300,000 inhabitants, approximately 20 percent of whom are expatriates. Lausanne and the country as a whole rank high in polls as desirable locations for expatriates to call home. Switzerland is recognised as having a very good standard of living, and offering a healthy lifestyle, many cultural amenities, high standards of medical care, and a stable job market. Lausanne is a lively cosmopolitan city with many cultural and sporting events throughout the year. The city is superbly located with magnificent views across the lake and with Geneva airport 45 minutes away.


Key Facts ISL Workforce

  • 250+


  • 177

    Permanent Staff

  • 25


Fatma Ba

“I especially like the multicultural and international environment at ISL. Additionally, I appreciate the constant family spirit and friendly atmosphere between teachers, students, and staff.”

Fatma Ba – Bookkeeper Accounts Receivable

For further information or questions, please contact our HR Team.

Please note that all applications need to be submitted through the job listing at the top of this page. No email applications will be accepted unless specifically requested for a job posting.