Feb 19

Job: Full-Time Teacher at Tsukuba International School (JAPAN)

The Tsukuba International School in Ibaraki, Japan is looking for a full-time elementary school teacher.  The candidate must be a native English speaker with a degree in education (or related field) and teacher qualifications.   The school is not a conversation school, but rather a full-time elementary school where children learn all of their subjects in the English language.

QUALIFICATIONS: Note – these are non-negotiable requirements.

  • Native English proficiency.
  • University degree in education (preferably with elementary specialization, i.e. ages 6 to 12) from a country with an English language-based curriculum. (A degree in “Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language” is not sufficient.)
  • Qualifications to teach in a jurisdiction with primarily English-based education. (This means that the candidate must be a qualified teacher in a country such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States.)


  • Experience teaching in an elementary school.
  • Experience teaching at an international school, or in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience teaching non-native speakers of English.
  • Experience teaching the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate.
  • Familiarity with inquiry-based learning.
  • Experience living in Japan, or living abroad.


  • Teach all core subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • Share responsibilities in other subjects: Art, Physical Education, Music, and Media Studies
  • Able to manage a dynamic classroom setting.
  • Possess the flexiblity to deal with new students and new teaching paradigms gracefully.
  • Have a clear understanding of the importance of professional development, through workshops/seminars and independent learning.


Submit a resume outlining your education and employment history (including your current position), and give three references who can be contacted. Attach a one-page cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and what you could contribute to our school. Applicants chosen for interviews will be required to submit copies of relevant degrees and certificates. Applications can be sent by postal mail or email. Interviews may take place in person or by web conference. If you have a web camera and a Skype account, please mention that in your cover letter.

Tsukuba International School
Attn: Mr. Masayasu Kano
Kamigo 7846-1
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN

Please write: “Teacher Application” on the envelope.

jobs at tsukuba international school dot org
Please submit your documents as PDF files or in plain text. Use the subject “Elementary Teacher: September 2010″.

Applications are due by March 15, 2010, but we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found. We hope to fill the position by March 31, 2010.

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