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.

Please note that there are no application deadlines for any vacancies listed. For each vacancy, applications are screened and interviews are conducted with selected applicants on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is found.

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

Educational division


- No positions available

Elementary School

- Part-Time After Care Attendant (December 2021) [*]

Secondary School

- Certified English Language and Literature Teacher (August 2022)

- Certified Individuals and Societies Teacher - Geography (August 2022) [*Tentative]

- Certified Mathematics Teacher (August 2022)

- Certified Science Teacher - Biology (August 2022)

- Certified Science Teacher - Physics and Computer Science (August 2022)

- Certified Visual Arts Teacher (August 2022) [*Tentative]

Operational division

- No positions available

Applications should be e-mailed to the Director of Personnel at with the title "Job Application: Your Name - Position Title" in the subject field. Documents should be sent as PDF files. Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining experience related to the position and explaining the specific aspects of KIST that interest you. Please also specifiy how you came to know about the vacancy.
  • 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).

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