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International School Elementary School PYP Teacher

Kansai International Academy (関西国際学園)

Kansai International Academy (関西国際学園)

Job ID
Kobe and Tokyo, Hyogo, Japan
Post date
Feb 11, 2024
Education / Teaching
Licensed, Certified Teacher, Professor
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥306,000 / Month
  • Teaching experience at PYP schools will be taken into consideration, additional amount for a valid teaching certificate in your home country


  • English: Native level (preferred)
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available


Kansai International Academy has 9 campuses in Kansai and 6 in Tokyo with kindergartens and early learning centers, and 1 Elementary School in Tokyo and Kobe , 1 Secondary School in Kobe. Kobe campus is authorized for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP), Middle Years Programme (IB/MYP) and for the IB Diploma (IB DP).

Kansai International Academy opened its Secondary School department (grade 7-12) at our Kobe campus in 2016. The Elementary School is also located at Kobe campus, which is an IB World School authorized for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). We are the first school to offer the PYP in Japanese, as well as English in a fully bilingual curriculum. Elementary school in Tokyo opened in April 2021.

Required Skills:
・Collaboration with Japanese partner and all other teachers and staff,
・Applying constructivist, inquiry approaches to all teaching and learning
・Differentiating learning for students as necessary
・Developing our curriculum and program further in collaboration with other teachers and staff
・Commitment and motivation toward continual professional development
・Open-mindedness to Japanese culture and customs in the workplace

Qualification and Experience:

・Bachelor degree in Elementary Education
・A teaching certificate from your home country (or another English speaking country)
・Teaching experience in a cross-cultural environment (preferred)
・Teaching experience with students whose English is not their mother tongue (preferred)
・Teaching experience in an IB school with elementary age students(preferred)

Benefits and Training:
In addition to the monthly salary, travel expenses are paid up to a maximum of 25,000 yen per month, and health insurance is provided. Holidays are set as follows: one week for Golden Week (May), two weeks for summer (August), three weeks for winter (Dec-Jan) and two weeks for spring (March). Relocation allowance. Additional monthly addition for a current teaching certificate.

IB training will be provided for all staff in addition to the company induction. An introductory IB workshop will be arranged for all new teachers (unless already attended elsewhere) followed by other official and unofficial IB-related workshops. There are also frequent opportunities for visits to IB and non-IB schools for professional development.

KIA is committed to students safeguarding and well-being which is inlined with the United Nations. We expect all employees and volunteers are expected to share the same commitment. By applying, you are confirming that you have never harmed or been accused of any wrongdoing involving children. Successful candidates will be required to undergo relevant background checks.


Due to the large number of applications we get, we will only contact applicants deemed suitable for an interview. Make sure your cover letter is addressed specifically to Kansai International Academy and includes why you would like to work at our school and how you think your skills and experience could add to our academic environment. This is not an entry-level job and positions are extremely competitive. Having numerous years of ESL teaching experience or being multicultural will not be enough to warrant an interview. Please give some specific references to our educational environment, philosophies, and approaches based on the information from our website, and let us know how you would fit into our team.

Last modified on February 12, 2024

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