Imagine Yourself Here

An award-winning school district in the nation’s best city: Imagine yourself at Austin ISD.

AISD is hiring big thinkers and game changers—people who share our values and our commitment to all students. We are a family of innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators who create bright futures for our students, and we are looking for people who carry that spirit into the classroom.

At AISD, we pride ourselves on our work, we pursue excellence and we celebrate diversity.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked five AISD high schools among the best in the nation.
  • The Texas Education Agency awarded AISD 162 distinction designations for outstanding performance.
  • AISD is the largest school district in the nation to earn the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate designation.

You are going to make an extraordinary impact on students’ lives, and AISD is a great place to do it. If you want to put your passion into action and change the future for Austin kids, apply today to find your #AISDhome.

Unique Offerings

We know that your campus placement matters. In AISD, applicants have a choice of where they teach, which is unique among surrounding school districts. Posted vacancies are campus-specific, and when prospective teachers apply to AISD, we work behind the scenes to make sure you are at a campus of your choice.

Mentorships create a strong foundation for new AISD teachers. Your mentor will act as a guide and help you navigate the new world of teaching. Plus, our average teacher tenure is 10.5 years, so you’re surrounded by expertise and always have a seasoned educator as a resource.

At AISD, we seek out individuals who are passionate about education, and we support them in their professional journey. We have robust professional development opportunities to guide you from your first day on the job through your pursuit of leadership positions.

Compensation and Incentives

AISD is proud to offer a competitive compensation package that is responsive to employees’ ambition and accomplishments. The base compensation includes salary, medical and dental insurance, a retirement package through the Teacher Retirement System and free, customized professional development for campus staff.

Teacher/librarian salary schedule

Counselor salary schedule

Police Compensation Plan & Guidelines

Professional Pathways for Teachers gives teachers the opportunity to add permanent increases to their base salary. PPfT blends appraisal, compensation, leadership pathways and professional development. It allows teachers to choose a pathway that best suits their needs and aspirations and rewards them for efficacy in the classroom.

In addition to compensation, AISD offers a number of other incentives. Employees can send their children to any AISD campus they choose (some of which have on-site daycare facilities) and receive a discounted tuition rate for AISD Pre-K. Campus staff are issued technology devices for use in the classroom and to take home. And all employees can take advantage of the employee discount housing program, with special rates negotiated by AISD.

Growth Opportunities

Joining the Austin ISD family is just the beginning. Once you’re a part of our team, the professional opportunities are endless.

Formal mentorships help new teachers grow their talent, and a seasoned staff (the average AISD teacher tenure is 10.5 years) means that great counsel is just around the corner.

Professional Pathways for Teachers allows teachers to choose a pathway that best suits their needs and aspirations and rewards them with permanent increases to their salary.

The AISD Urban Education Leadership Academy guides prospective principals, assistant principals and novice principals through a robust program that includes classroom training based on a proprietary curriculum and one-on-one coaching from a retired principal.

At AISD, we foster an environment of support, and we want our team members to excel. So, no matter your goal at AISD, we’ll be cheering you on toward success.

About Austin

Austin is one of the most beloved cities in the nation. It has become a destination for people who want their careers and their social lives to flourish. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report confirmed what we already knew—and named Austin the best place to live in the U.S.

Music is a hallmark of Austin. Its status as the Live Music Capital of the World is backed by 200 live music venues and 2,000 bands and performing artists who deliver amazing shows every night of the week. SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival have brought the city international fame, drawing celebrities and locals alike for an unforgettable music experience.

Over the past decade, Austin has built a renowned food scene. Award-winning restaurants and adventurous food trucks fill the city’s streets and neighborhoods, where chefs plate up classic fare and create new favorites. You might have a hard time deciding whether you want ramen, barbecue or tacos, but one thing’s for sure—it’ll be some of the best you’ve ever had.

With 300 sunny days a year, Austin is a perfect place to explore the outdoors. Running the hike and bike trail, swimming in Barton Springs, kayaking on Lady Bird Lake or climbing at a greenbelt are go-to favorites. The Central Texas Hill Country offers even more opportunities to get outside, with hiking, mountain- and road-biking, camping and floating the rivers.

Whether you’re a music lover, foodie or outdoor enthusiast, imagine living your best life in the nation’s best city—imagine yourself here.

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