Teaching Jobs in Japan

2021-07-20
Classroom support, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
2021-07-16
Elementary Learning Assistant, - Yokohama, Japan
  • Start: 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
2021-07-07
ICT Support Specialist, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:2,400,000 to 3,600,000 per annum
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
2021-07-05
MYP Science  Teacher, - Nishimotomachi, Japan
  • Start: September 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
2021-07-05
EAL Coordinator, - Kanagawa, Japan
  • School Name:Saint Maur International School

  • Start: 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
2021-06-29
Head of School, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: August 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:2021-08-20
2021-06-18
IB Japanese Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement), - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: August 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
2021-06-17
 Junior High Science/English, Junior High Math/Physical Education/Health, - Tokyo, Japan
  • Start: September 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled

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International School Jobs in Japan

Most of the international schools in Japan are to be found in large cities such Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Sapporo. There are more teaching jobs in Tokyo than in any other Japanese city. Some schools offer full K-12 provision, whereas others only offer primary or secondary. Whilst the majority of international schools are fully accredited and deliver an internationally recognised curriculum such as US Common Core/AERO, AP, International Baccalaureate, or the National Curriculum for England, those looking for teaching jobs in Japan are advised to conduct a thorough investigation into the school before agreeing a contract. All in all, whether you are an early years teacher looking for a school that teaches the EYFS curriculum, or an MYP teacher looking for an IB school, you will be able to find suitable employment in Japan.

Teaching Jobs in Japan International Schools

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How to Find Teaching Jobs in Japan International Schools

Teaching Jobs in Japan International Schools

Although some international schools in Japan have adopted the Western calendar, others may adhere to the Japanese school year which runs from April to March the following year. There will often be two intakes for hiring, one in April and one in September. The hiring process will normally start at least a year in advance. Not all posts are open to expatriates and management and support roles are most often filled locally. The most commonly posted vacancies for expats include early years, primary, and secondary teaching openings, principal and coordinator positions, SEN and learning support roles, as well school counsellor and teacher librarian vacancies. Whilst the language of instruction in most international schools in Japan will be English, there are also plenty of opportunities to teach Spanish in Japan. A teacher’s licence, QTS or similar is normally required for teaching jobs in Japan international schools.

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  1. Need help finding teaching jobs in Japan? Post a comment here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    WISH Team
  2. Hello, my interesting is to teach Greek in Japan. I speak English, French and Italian. I m certified adults trainer and also in special needs and Education. I can teach blind people with braille code.

    Helena – thank you for contacting us at WISHlistjobs. Worldwide International Schools Hub is not a recruitment agency. Please do not send us your CV or personal documents. All jobs listed include links to the school website and employment page so that you can apply directly to the school. Good luck with your application! WISH Team.

    Μargiou Helena
  3. Hello, I’m interested to teach English in Japan. I speak English and French. I’m a certified teacher and I havery skill in other domains .I teach both primary,secondary and high schools.
    Sir , I can be reached at Bansenzak@gmail.com.

    Frederick. Thanks for getting in contact. It looks like you have a lot to offer. All international teaching jobs are listed on the site. Just start searching and apply direct to the schools. Good luck! WISH Team.

    Bansenzak Federick kadze
  4. Hi
    This is Poonam Singh MSc (organic Chemistry),MEd can teach Chemistry n science to secondary and high school level. Have experience of 14.6 years in CBSE Board …
    contact id : poonam6sudha@gmail.com

    Ms Poonam Singh
  5. Good day. I am a teacher in the Philippines for almost 8 years now. I taught in elementary for four years and almost four years now in the senior high school, teaching social sciences.

    I am so interested to work abroad. You can reach me via email rhivejune19@gmail.com

    To God be the glory!

    Rhi
  6. Hello

    I am a qualified British History teacher and I am interested in teaching History in Japan, could I ask what the level of demand for this is like in international Japanese schools.

    Thank you

    Duane

    Duane
  7. Halo
    A graduate teacher from one of the best universities in my country. I have been teaching for the last four years and am very passionate about it . Would love it if given a chance to teach abroad.
    Kind regards
    Find me at nerimavic@yahoo.com

    Vicky
  8. I am a British PE teacher/Activities Director, at present teaching in Surabaya, Indonesia. I very much enjoy my present position but have long had a desire to teach in Japan. I have 10+ years of teaching experience with all age groups and hope to find a job in an international school for the 2020-2021 school year. My email is: mike.brumby@gmail.com

    Michael Brumby
  9. I am Arvind Kuril.
    Teaching Hindi for more than two decades in India. Looking for options overseas. Has experience in CAIE and IB Hindi.

    Connect to me : arvindkuril@gmail.com

    Regards
    Arvind

    Hindi Language ( IGCSE/IBDP)
  10. I am a certified Montessori teacher handling 3-6 years old. I have been teaching for more than 15 years now. I am presently teaching in Hanoi but looking for any teaching opportunities in other parts of the world.
    Please free to contact me at mafeployola79@gmail.com

    Thanks

    Marife Loyola
  11. I have taught K-12 and university. I am a certified special ed teacher wit a focus on reading. I have two BA, one in polical science and one in philosophy, as well as an MEd and PhD. I currently teach reading at a high school.

    Emily Duvall
  12. Hello,

    I am an experienced British primary school teacher, with six years of experience teaching in London.

    I am interested in international school roles based in Tokyo.

    In particular, I would like to know how log the application process typically lasts and whether it would be suitable to apply for roles starting this September (2020)?

    Thank you in advance for your response.

    Ben
  13. I am a public school teachee fr the Philippines.I handle both special children with special needs and regular school children that are problems in reading and learning.Im already 55 yrs old,have a pasion in teaching and love kids.I hope age is not a hindrance in teaching kids in Japan.

    Estee
  14. Good day!
    I am keenly interested to apply for a position of Mathematics Teacher. I am also an English as a Second Language Teacher. I believe my experience is a strong match for the responsibilities pertaining to this role, and I’m pleased to submit my application for the position.
    I am also a Licensed Professional Teacher.

    If I can provide you with any further information, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you about this opportunity.

    Thank you.

    Zyrill L. Macha
    +639281559034
    zy082699@gmail.com

    Zyrill L. Macha
  15. I am a post graduate in Zoology and B.Ed ,I belong to India , working as a trained graduate teacher for more than11years ,having great passion for teaching. I am looking for a teaching job in Japan,kindly help me in getting a job. Regards.My email ID is smridhikhanduri2@gmail.com. Mob.num is 6280447177

    Sharmila Khanduri
  16. Good evening all… I’m quite interested to find out more about teaching in Japan… I have ba degree in Early Childhood Education and a MA in Educational leadership and Management.
    I have more than 5 years kindergarten teaching experience in China and Thailand and I’m just wondering what Offers there are in Japan.

    Kind regards
    Jean Celliers

    Jean Celliers
  17. Iam pooja, masters in physics, bachelor in education degree. I have 15 years teaching experience as physics and science teacher in India, 6 months teaching experience in uae . My email pooja7dadwal@yahoo.com
    +919592594237

    Pooja
  18. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing to you with the hope of obtaining a teaching position in Japan . As you will note, I have an extensive coordinating and teaching background with more than 33 years of teaching experience in both American and British curriculums, teaching English for Elementary and Middle School , and History for CBSE, IGCSE and IBDP.

    It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who will strive to create confident and motivated lifelong learners.

    I have taught in many different countries including Japan and I would love to work in Japan.

    If you feel that my professional qualifications are within your need; it would be a pleasure to chat with you and to provide you with additional information you may desire.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely yours,

    Mrs. Lorraine Fernandez

    I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

    Lorraine Fernandez
  19. Heloo,
    I’m an experienced English teacher ,and (Masters in English)form last 8 years and have experience to deal kids of two years to 12 years…and in search of good job .

    reenasapkotahd@gmail.com
  20. Hi there, I am an experience Science Teacher with 25 years of teaching experience in India, New Zealand, Australia and china. I love to travel and experience new cultures and also share my knowledge with people around the world. I would love to work in Japan and experience the culture as well. Would be grateful if given an opportunity to serve your country. I wish to turn my potential into tangible performance. Thanking you in anticipation. Sue.

    Sue Thadi
  21. Hope this finds you all good,
    I’ve been a teacher of History/Geography since 2009. Having proven experience in teaching GCE & IGCSE Cambridge and IBDP, I feel I have enough experience and skills to emabrk upon a new journey. Any relevant job opportunities you could share would be highly appreciated.

    Ubaid Shaikh
  22. Hi, I am a chemistry teacher and research scientist. I taught IGCSE, CIE, Edexcel ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level in Republic of Maldives, Indonesia, and East African countries since 2000 onwards.
    I am looking for a chemistry position in the same level (IGCSE, CIE, EDEXCEL OR IBDP) in Japan.

    If you feel that my professional qualifications are within your need; it would be a pleasure to chat with you and to provide you with additional information you may desire.

    Thanking you.
    Sincerely yours,
    sagili reddy

    Sagili Reddy
  23. Hello,
    I am a certified Music teacher. I can teach both primary and secondary students. I have my master’s degree and years of teaching in international schools. Also, I have years of experience doing the IB PYP/MYP. I am interested to teach in Japan.

    Sharon Lambayong
    sgelambayong@gmail.com

    Sharon Lambayong
  24. I am a Hindi Language facilitator from past three decades. Have a vast experience in CBSE,CIE,ICSC,IB Schools. Interested in exploring overseas experience too. I will appreciate if someone can update me,if there is any vacancy.
    My Email Id is: poonambansal2013@gmail.com

    Poonam Bansal
  25. Hello!Good day to you.
    I am a Kindergarten teacher having 13 years of teaching experience.
    Educational Qualification: Montessori certificate and graduate in Bcom.
    Looking for teaching job opportunities in Japan.
    Awaiting positive feedback from your end. Reach me through my email:carmelinelemos@gmail.com
    Thanks & Regards.

    Carmeline lemos
  26. Hello! Good day to you.
    I am a Kindergarten teacher having 13 years of teaching experience.
    Educational Qualification: Montessori certificate and graduate in Bcom.
    Looking for teaching job opportunities in Japan.
    Awaiting positive feedback from your end. Reach me through my email:carmelinelemos@gmail.com
    Thanks & Regards.

    Carmeline lemos
  27. I am an English language teacher in a higher secondary institution in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. I have also science background and achieved higher courses on education. I have twenty five years teaching experience in various teaching fields & very much interested to work in Japan. Thank you.

    Ashraful Alam
  28. Good day!

    May I apply as a Science or English Teacher at any level?
    I am a licensed teacher with 19 MA units, I have 3 years of teaching experience in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Science, Physical Science.
    Currently, I am an ESL Teacher with Certificates in TEFL, TESOL, and TEYL. How may I apply? My email address is libertyrautoa@gmail.com
    Thank you and more power

    Liberty Rauto Diangkinay
  29. Good day!

    May I apply as a Science or English Teacher at any level?

    I am a licensed teacher with 19 MA units, I have 3 years of teaching experience in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Science, Physical Science.

    Currently, I am an ESL Teacher with Certificates in TEFL, TESOL, and TEYL.

    How may I apply?

    Thank you and more power!

    Liberty R. Diankinay, LPT
    +639978601134
    libertyrautoa@gmail.com

    Liberty Rauto Diangkinay
  30. Hi! I’m a teacher for French and Chinese and will only have two years of teaching experience by the end of this school year 2020/21. I’d like to study Chinese / Eastern / oriental philosophy in Asia and meanwhile continue working as a part-time teacher at an international school abroad. I could also offer teaching German as German is my mother tongue and I’m currently also teaching German in the elementary school, though I have studied and accomplished a teacher training to work at a secondary school.
    Thanks so much in advance for your help!!
    My e-mail address is desiree.albrecht@web.de.
    Have a nice day!!

    Desiree Albrecht
  31. Dear Madam/Sir,
    Greetings of the day!
    I have been working as an English Literature & Language Teacher, (EAL) English as Additional Language and (EFL) English as a Foreign Language Teacher for more than one and a half decade now. I would love to furnish you with my detailed CV for your kind perusal if any such vacancy exists. I possess Masters in English Literature and Bachelor of Education besides being equipped with ample of (17+ years’) successful International and Domestic Teaching and Administrative Experience. Details of my service and experience will be mentioned in my CV.

    I have worked under Ministry of Education, Eritrea, N E Africa as an EAL Teacher for students whose mother tongue was Tigrinya (native language of Eritrea) and in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where their language was Arabic. I was given the responsibility of raising the complete standard of the students and bringing a holistic development in them. I was in charge of their Spoken & Written English besides polishing their skills of Reading, Comprehension and day to day use of English.

    I used to inculcate interest in my students by encouraging them to take active participation in Drama, Skits, Plays, and Enacting Characters in Stories and Discussing Prose & Poetry in English.

    Please shed light on any vacancy for the mentioned job. Any query related to my candidature is most welcome.

    Thanks & regards,
    Majeed Iqbal.
    Ph: +917337541144
    Email: majeediqbal30@gmail.com

    MAJEED IQBAL
  32. Hello, In case age is not an issue then I will be interested in teaching History, English, Political Science(International issues) and Hindi in Japan.
    I have a PhD, Masters and Education degree from reputed universities in India.

    Dr Alka Kumar
  33. Hi,

    I have been teaching internationally for 5 years. I have a Master of Education degree and a teaching license through the United States. I am qualified to teach a homeroom classroom, English Language Arts, or English as a Second Language. Please feel free to reach out to me at jaysonholechek@gmail.com.

    Anonymous
  34. I am Physical Education teacher with an experience of 15 years and a holder of masters degree. Currently teaching in Kenya.looking forward to teach in japan.i can handle All ages.hope you will consider my resume

    MIRIAM MUTHONI
  35. Hello, hope you are well. My name is Swetha. I am 24. I am from india. I completed my masters in chemistry. I love teaching. I believe your institution provides a very professional working environment, which very well suits my skills and my diverse experience.
    Email id: swethabaski919@gmail.com

    B Swetha
  36. I would wish to look for a position in a field of teaching English as both as foreign and first language. I have an experience in teaching English for over (20+) years consisting of administrative work as principal of different international schools.
    Am an individual of high integrity with a strong drive and a commitment of dilivering quality service.
    I have excellent planning ,analytical and organization skills and further more able to accommodate different cultures

    Danish Osenya

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