Current vacancies

KIST is currently recruiting for the following positions. Click the position titles to view more details.

Positions marked with a hash mark [#] 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

Elementary School

- Certified Early Childhood Teacher (August 2020) *Tentative

- Certified Lower Elementary Teacher (August 2020) *Tentative

- Short-Term Teaching Assistant (January 2020) [#]

- Teaching Assistants (November 2019) [#]

Secondary School

- Certified Japanese Language Teachers (August 2020) *Tentative

- Certified Mathematics Teacher (August 2020) *Tentative

- Certified Visual Arts Teacher (August 2020) *Tentative

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.