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Benefits at a Glance

Faculty at the American School of Doha (ASD) are amongst the top echelon of education professionals and are dedicated to the intellectual and professional development of our students. As well as providing a rich and stimulating classroom environment the school has in place a very competitive remuneration and benefits package which contributes to attracting and retaining top talent to our school.

All overseas hired faculty receive benefits comprising:

Faculty are engaged through an initial contract term of two years.

Minimum starting salary of USD 41,800 to maximum starting salary of USD 58,100 per annum. Salary is attributed based on years of experience with the maximum entry point designated at step six within the faculty salary schedule. There is no personal income tax in Qatar. Faculty can increment annually through the salary schedule based on performance criteria being satisfied.

An annual stipend of US$1500.00  is provided to faculty who hold an advanced degree (masters and above) in a field of study directly related to their area of teaching

ASD provides housing in a purpose built, modern residential compound in proximity to the school campus and city. Accommodation is allocated based on household size comprising:

  • Two or three bedroom apartment or a four bedroom villa.
  • All units come with basic furnishings
  • Electricity and water usage costs are covered by the school

Faculty are provided with a tuition waiver for up to three authorized dependents to attend ASD.

Faculty are provided with major international medical insurance including dental and vision coverage as well as life and disability insurance.

ASD offers a range of retirement options to staff. U.S. citizens can elect to contribute to the school’s 401(k) plan. Alternately, faculty can contribute to a retirement fund where ASD contributes 10% of base salary annually. Employees make a minimum co-contribution of 2%.

Annual economy airfare allowance is provided to the home of record for the faculty member and legally authorized dependents. In addition, generous leave entitlements are also available.

Contribution toward shipping of personal effects is provided at commencement and conclusion of employment. In addition, a relocation allowance is paid on arrival to ASD.

New faculty can avail an interest-free car loan of USD 15,000 per family.

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Innovative curriculum, future-focused staff and amazing students! ASD has been an enriching place for us for twelve years and counting!

Technology Integration Specialist, High School

ASD – a vibrant learning environment with a dynamic student body who are guided by a world-class group of professionals that I consider my extended family.

Math Teacher, Middle School

The joy of working at ASD is not the amazing facilities or resources, but the knowledge that I am valued and supported by the school every day.

Kindergarten Teacher

ASD is an oasis in the desert: administration and colleagues are encouraging, teaching is energizing, and the students enjoy school

Teaching Specialist, Upper Elementary

For me ASD is about community; the school community, the teaching community and the professional learning community.

Aquatics Teacher

With motivated students, a school wide focus on learning and great facilities it’s not surprising our family is still here after ten years.

Physical Education Teacher, Lower Elementary

Our family transition to Doha has been supported by all facets of the ASD community. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with such a high caliber of staff.

Language Arts Teacher, High School

ASD did a fantastic job helping me transition and move to Doha. This is my third international school and by far the smoothest transition I have experienced!

Physical Education Teacher, Middle School

Wonderful community, dedicated professionals, and a great place to work. My family has loved our time at ASD.a

Math Teacher, High School

Teaching at ASD is stimulating. Learning about learning is an on-going process and when work is done you’ll be able to use tennis courts, a 30-meter swimming pool, and be housed in a beautiful residential compound.

Grade 2 Teacher

I was thinking about the incredible professional learning I have had this week, after the visit from Emily DeLiddo and then the Adaptive Schools training this weekend I just wanted to say a quick thank you for providing us with these opportunities. The high level of PL at this school is one of the reasons I continue to stay at ASD.

Grade 4 Teacher

Innovative curriculum, future-focused staff and amazing students! ASD has been an enriching place for us for twelve years and counting!

Technology Integration Specialist, High School

ASD – a vibrant learning environment with a dynamic student body who are guided by a world-class group of professionals that I consider my extended family.

Math Teacher, Middle School

The joy of working at ASD is not the amazing facilities or resources, but the knowledge that I am valued and supported by the school every day.

Kindergarten Teacher

ASD is an oasis in the desert: administration and colleagues are encouraging, teaching is energizing, and the students enjoy school

Teaching Specialist, Upper Elementary

For me ASD is about community; the school community, the teaching community and the professional learning community.

Aquatics Teacher

With motivated students, a school wide focus on learning and great facilities it’s not surprising our family is still here after ten years.

Physical Education Teacher, Lower Elementary

Our family transition to Doha has been supported by all facets of the ASD community. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with such a high caliber of staff.

Language Arts Teacher, High School

ASD did a fantastic job helping me transition and move to Doha. This is my third international school and by far the smoothest transition I have experienced!

Physical Education Teacher, Middle School

Wonderful community, dedicated professionals, and a great place to work. My family has loved our time at ASD.a

Math Teacher, High School

Teaching at ASD is stimulating. Learning about learning is an on-going process and when work is done you’ll be able to use tennis courts, a 30-meter swimming pool, and be housed in a beautiful residential compound.

Grade 2 Teacher

I was thinking about the incredible professional learning I have had this week, after the visit from Emily DeLiddo and then the Adaptive Schools training this weekend I just wanted to say a quick thank you for providing us with these opportunities. The high level of PL at this school is one of the reasons I continue to stay at ASD.

Grade 4 Teacher