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Elementary school teacher Contract/ Experienced (Non-manager) (expired)

DIA Elementary School / 同志社国際学院初等部

DIA Elementary School / 同志社国際学院初等部

Job ID
Kizugawa City, Kyoto
Post date
Mar 13, 2020
Education / Teaching
Licensed, Certified Teacher, Professor
Work Type
Contract / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥210,000 ~ ¥545,000 / Month
  • ・Two bonuses which combined, currently totals approximately 4.6 times monthly salary per annum ・Relocation and moving allowance ・Daily transportation allowance ・Dependendants allowance ・Housing allowance


  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • valid and current teaching licenses and credentials related to the responsibilities of the position
  • bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline
  • Visa sponsorship available


・valid and current teaching qualifications and credentials related to the responsibilities of the position
・bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline・outstanding references as a teacher for English language learner
・minimum of 2-year teaching experience;
・willingness to support the school’s extra-curricular activities program;
・commitment to inquiry-based methodology and pedagogies promoted by the International Baccalaureate (IB);
・ commitment to the school mission and to modeling and developing in students all attributes of the IB Learner Profile;
・ability and willingness to contribute positively to the school community, including meeting requirements related to International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization/evaluation;
・an understanding of, and appreciation for, Christian values. In addition, the ideal candidate will:
・Have IB teaching experience, in particular with PYP classes.
・Have completed a category 1 workshop in IB PYP.
・Have professional experience working with students whose first language is not English.
・Have some degree of Japanese language proficiency, though this is not required for the position.

Doshisha International Academy Elementary School (DIAES) is an Article 1 Japanese elementary school that is authorized to offer the Japanese national curriculum in a bilingual manner (both Japanese and English as languages of instruction). The school is also an accredited IB World school, authorized to offer the PYP.

The successful applicant will be K-6 trained and teach Mathematics, Science and Social Studies content in English, in addition to teaching English classes. In addition, the applicant may be required to also teach Physical Education and Art content in English. DIAES`s program is modeled on the practices of the IB Primary Years Program, and so experience in the IB PYP is an asset.

The position is a demanding one and the successful applicant will demonstrate commitment and passion towards meeting the responsibilities of the position. The position is for an April 2020 start; however, a July/August start date may be considered in the event that an outstanding applicant is identified.

Required application materials:
(1) Cover letter of application outlining vacancy related experience
(2) Resume that includes copies of relevant qualifications, in addition to the names, email addresses and contact telephone numbers of three referees, including most recent supervisors
(3) A one-page statement of philosophy of education

Selection process:

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Please understand that due to the large number of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted. In the event that an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, the search committee reserves the right to make an appointment before the dates mentioned above and to bring the search to a close.

*Please note the school cannot reimburse travel expenses or any other kind of expenses incurred in order to participate in related interviews. First-round interviews for short-listed contacts located overseas will be conducted using online conferencing technology

The above information is a public job ad. This job ad is neither an offer nor a contract.

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