AICJ Junior and Senior High School is a privately-funded IB World School accommodating approximately 670 students. In the junior high school we utilize a tailor-made curriculum satisfying the Japanese Ministry of Education’s requirements with a number of the courses in grades 7-9 taught in English in an immersion English environment. Math, music, science, physical education and English are taught by both foreign and Japanese teachers in junior high school. In high school, we operate a dual pathway system whereby students select either the domestic course to prepare for entry into Japanese universities or the internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme. Typically, students who aspire to attend overseas universities select the IB Diploma course.
The school is currently seeking an experienced and highly dedicated teacher for the position of teacher of IB Diploma Mathematics and Junior High School Mathematics.
Working conditions are detailed below:
- Salary 350,000 yen a month
- Teach up to a maximum of 24 lessons per week
- Private school health insurance
- 22 days paid holiday a year
- All public holidays*
- 5 days additional holiday in Obon
- 5 days additional holiday over New Year
- Working hours are Monday to Friday 8am-5pm*
*Teachers may be asked to work during weekends or on public holidays; however, in such cases an exchange holiday will be given.
Requirements & experience
- University degree. Please note, applicants must hold a degree in Mathematics or a related subject
- Experience of teaching students with English as a second language
- Experience of teaching mathematics (desired)
- A valid teaching qualification (desired)
- Experience of working in a Japanese private school (desired)
- Experience of teaching on the IB Diploma Programme (desired)
In addition to the above, AICJ expects teachers to be punctual, organized, reliable and willing to play an active role in the school community. Teachers are also expected to work as a part of a team and communicate effectively and support each other. It is therefore imperative, that applicants have strong communication, team-working and organizational skills. Furthermore, applicants should also demonstrate a desire to improve their teaching practice.
Applicants should submit their CV/resume outlining their teaching experience, education and work history along with a covering letter explaining their teaching philosophy, reasons for applying and suitability for the advertised position. Contact details of two referees from different organisations must also be provided.
Only successfully screened candidates will be contacted for an interview and asked to submit a lesson plan. During the interview process, candidates may also be asked to deliver a demonstration lesson based on their lesson plan. If a candidate is asked to attend an interview, travel expenses will not be reimbursed by the school.
On offer of employment, candidates must provide their original university degree certificate and a university transcript so that a teaching licence from the local board of education can be obtained. The school will apply for the teaching licenses, however, candidates are expected to pay the full cost of licenses (approximately 3200 yen per license). Please note, any offer of employment is depended on the relevant teaching licences being obtained.
Start date and contracts
The position will start in January 2018. Successful candidates will be given a contract up to March 31st 2019 that can be renewed depending on the performance of the teacher for up to a maximum of 5 years.
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