Current vacancies

All Early Childhood/Elementary teaching positions have been filled for 2019-20. No further applications are being accepted for Early Childhood/Elementary positions at this time.

KIST is currently recruiting for the following positions. (Scroll down to view more information about the roles.)

EDUCATIONAL DIVISION

- University Guidance Counselor/Teacher (Ability to teach IGCSE/DP English/Biology/Economics preferred) (August 2019)

- Certified IB DP/IGCSE Economics/Business Teacher OR Certified DP/IGCSE Geography Teacher (August 2019)

- Certified IB DP/IGCSE Biology Teacher with MYP Science (with possible HOD position) (August 2019)

- Certified IB DP Environmental Systems and Societies/MYP Science Teacher (August 2019)

- Certified IB DP/IGCSE English Language and Literature Teachers (with tentative HOD position) (August 2019)

- Preschool Teacher* (January 2019)

OPERATIONAL DIVISION

- No positions available

Applications should be e-mailed to the Director of Personnel at info@kist.ed.jp with the title "Job Application: Your Name - Position Title" in the subject field. Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining experience related to the position and explaining the specific aspects of KIST that interest you.
  • A complete resume, including details of qualifications and relevant experience.
  • A one-page statement outlining your personal philosophy of education (for teaching positions only).
  • Contact details (e-mail preferred) for at least two recent professional references, including from most recent supervisors.
  • A recent photograph.
  • Personal details, including information on any dependents.
  • Details of visa status and expiry (if currently living in Japan).

Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged by return e-mail; however, due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we are unable to contact each applicant individually if not selected to progress to the interview stage.

Positions marked with an asterisk (*) are local hire positions. Applications will only be accepted from persons currently living in Japan or who have already made firm arrangements to move to Japan. Relocation and housing allowances are not provided for local hire positions.

The details shown on this page are subject to change without notice.


Educational Division

       

Position

University Guidance Counselor/Teacher (Ability to teach IGCSE/DP English/Biology/Economics preferred)

Base Secondary School 
Curriculum IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) / IGCSE / IB Diploma Programme (DP)
Grade/s Grades 6 to 12
Period August 2019 - June 2021 (Possible renewal depending on appraised work performance and school needs)
Overview

- Work with the current University Guidance Counselor to further develop the curriculum and support for students and the parental community. A track record in securing places for students at top ranked universities in the UK and USA a strong advantage.

- Teach one or maximum two IGCSE/DP classes, most probably in one or more of the above subject areas.

- Plan lessons, prepare reports on student achievement, provide support to students, communicate with parents/guardians as necessary.

- Perform student supervisory duties and other general duties as requested.

Notes

- Must hold a valid, relevant teaching credential from a recognized teacher registration authority.

- Native or near-native proficiency in English required.

- Working hours 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. A number of Saturdays during the year for annual school events.

- Applications from local and overseas candidates welcome.

- Visa sponsorship available.

Posted December 6, 2018

        

Position

Certified IB DP/IGCSE Economics/Business Teacher OR Certified DP/IGCSE Geography Teacher

Base Secondary School 
Curriculum IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) / IGCSE / IB Diploma Programme (DP)
Grade/s Grades 6 to 12
Period August 2019 - June 2021 (Possible renewal depending on appraised work performance and school needs)
Overview

- Teach IGCSE in Grades 9 and 10 with DP in Grades 11 and 12.

- Possibility to teach MYP Individuals and Societies in Grades 6 to 8.

- Plan lessons, prepare reports on student achievement, provide support to students, communicate with parents/guardians as necessary.

- Perform student supervisory duties and other general duties as requested.

Notes

- Must hold a valid, relevant teaching credential from a recognized teacher registration authority.

- Native or near-native proficiency in English required.

- Working hours 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. A number of Saturdays during the year for annual school events.

- Applications from local and overseas candidates welcome.

- Visa sponsorship available.

Posted December 6, 2018

         

Position

Certified IB DP/IGCSE Biology Teacher with MYP Science (possible HOD position)

Base Secondary School 
Curriculum IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) / IGCSE / IB Diploma Programme (DP)
Grade/s Grades 6 to 12
Period August 2019 - June 2021 (Possible renewal depending on appraised work performance and school needs)
Overview

- Teach IGCSE Biology in Grades 9 and 10 and DP Biology in Grades 11 and 12.

- Possibility to teach MYP Science in Grades 6 to 8.

- Plan lessons, prepare reports on student achievement, provide support to students, communicate with parents/guardians as necessary.

- Perform student supervisory duties and other general duties as requested.

Notes

- Must hold a valid, relevant teaching credential from a recognized teacher registration authority.

- Native or near-native proficiency in English required.

- Working hours 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. A number of Saturdays during the year for annual school events.

- Applications from local and overseas candidates welcome.

- Visa sponsorship available.

Posted December 6, 2018

        

Position

Certified IB DP Environmental Systems and Societies/MYP Science Teacher

Base Secondary School 
Curriculum IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) / IB Diploma Programme (DP)
Grade/s Grades 6 to 12
Period August 2019 - June 2021 (Possible renewal depending on appraised work performance and school needs)
Overview

- Teach DP Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) and MYP Science.

- Plan lessons, prepare reports on student achievement, provide support to students, communicate with parents/guardians as necessary.

- Perform student supervisory duties and other general duties as requested.

Notes

- Must hold a valid, relevant teaching credential from a recognized teacher registration authority.

- Native or near-native proficiency in English required.

- Minimum 2 years' full-time classroom teaching experience required. Experience within an IB environment preferred but not essential.

- Working hours 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. A number of Saturdays during the year for annual school events.

- Applications from local and overseas candidates welcome.

- Visa sponsorship available.

Posted October 19, 2018

        

Position

Certified IB DP/IGCSE English Language and Literature Teachers (with tentative HOD position)

Base Secondary School 
Curriculum IB Diploma Programme (DP) / IGCSE
Grade/s Grades 6 to 12
Period August 2019 - June 2021 (Possible renewal depending on appraised work performance and school needs)
Overview

- Teach IGCSE English in Grades 9 and 10 combined with DP English A Language and Literature, and DP English A Literature if offered in Grades 11 and 12.

- Possibility to teach MYP English in Grades 6 to 8.

- Plan lessons, prepare reports on student achievement, provide support to students, communicate with parents/guardians as necessary.

- Perform other general duties as requested.

Notes

- Must hold a valid, relevant teaching credential from a recognized teacher registration authority.

- Native or near-native proficiency in English required.

- Working hours 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. A number of Saturdays during the year for annual school events.

- Applications from local and overseas candidates welcome.

- Visa sponsorship available.

Posted October 19, 2018

 

Position

Preschool Teacher*

Base K. International Preschool - Morishita Campus (located in Tokiwa, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Curriculum Bilingual, pre-inquiry based
Grade/s P2 (2 year olds)
Period January 2019 - June 2019 (Possible renewal depending on appraised work performance and school needs)
Overview

- Plan and implement educational activities for students.

- Monitor the development of students.

- Monitor student welfare.

- Perform student supervisory duties and other general duties as requested.

Notes

- Native English speaker required. Additional skills in Japanese welcome but not required.

- University degree required.

- Experience working with infants essential.

- Candidates with appropriate working visas preferred; however, visa sponsorship available for foreign nationals (if suitably qualified). No tourist visas, please.

- Monthly salary based on prior experience.

- Reimbursement available for commuter expenses to a maximum of 40,000 yen per month.

- Health insurance and employent insurance available.

- Working hours 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday, and a number of Saturdays during the year.

- This is a local hire position. Applicants must currently live in Japan.

Posted December 11, 2017

 


Operational Division

No positions available.