Teacher (Math, English, History, Science, Computer Science)

Job Type

Full Time






Abaarso School of Science & Technology, featured on 60 Minutes and in the New York Times and BBC World, is a non-profit boarding school educating the best and the brightest Somali students in the Horn of Africa. It is located outside of Hargeisa, Somaliland, a breakaway, self-governing region of Somalia. Abaarso prepares students to excel in higher education, while also focusing on extracurricular activities and community service to build character. The school encourages ethics and a strong sense of responsibility for improving the students' community. While only founded in 2009, Abaarso School has achieved success not seen in the area for several decades. After four graduating classes, Abaarso has placed over 130 Somali students on international scholarships, including dozens in the United States. Abaarso School graduates are enrolled on full scholarship at top schools including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, MIT, Georgetown, Amherst, Brandeis, Swarthmore, and many more. As of 2017, Abaarso holds accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Abaarso School is looking for individuals interested in dedicating at least one year to teaching and building our community. Teachers will join a school culture that puts the growth of the school and the students first, while finding a way around the challenges inherent in working in the developing world. Between the classroom, preparation, student groups, office hours, and other projects, teachers should expect approximately 70 hours of work each week. With successful performance, significant upward mobility is possible for staff members.

Teachers and professionals from various disciplines are encouraged to apply, including English, History, Math, Sciences, and Computer Science. We are currently accepting applications for a start date in either January or August 2019.


Round-trip Airfare, Emergency Health/Evacuation Insurance, Room & Board (no food expenses), $250/month stipend. Total package is approx. $6500 USD per person.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply, please submit an application through our website and send a CV and university transcripts to teach@abaarsoschool.org.

Equal Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.