Kansai International Academy

Kobe, Japan


Positions available at Kansai International Academy


Kansai International Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Short-listed candidates will undergo regular screening, including following-up references with previous employers and full background checks.


Kansai International Academy has 9 campuses in Kansai and 6 in Tokyo Area with kindergartens and early learning centers, and an Elementary School in Tokyo, and our Kobe campus is K-12. Our Kobe campus is authorized for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB/PYP). The Secondary School has 6 classes (grade 7 to 12) with the IB Diploma Programme. We are also applying for the Middle Years Programme (IB MYP).
 

Position Type: Teacher
Contract Type: Full-time
Apply by: June 30, 2024
Job Starts: As soon as possible
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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
 

Position Type: Teacher
Contract Type: Full Time
Apply by: August 31, 2024
Job Starts: As soon as possible
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To improve the quality of learning outcomes for students by providing teaching and learning ‘best practices within the framework of the school’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, Learning Principles, Culture, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes.

Position Type: Teacher
Contract Type: Full-time
Apply by: December 25, 2024
Job Starts: As soon as possible/April 2024
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Kansai International Academy has 9 campuses in Kansai and 6 in Tokyo with Kindergartens and Early Learning Centers, and 1 Elementary School in Kobe and Tokyo, 1 Secondary School in Kobe. The 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), and is the accredited CIS (Council of International Schools) school.

Kansai International Academy is currently looking to employ an educator for the role of a full-time ESL teacher across a number of grades. Classes involve two contact periods per grade, four times per week, for a total of eight contact periods of 50 minutes each. The ESL teacher will work specifically with students requiring additional and remedial English instruction and support. ESL classes are typically run by the ESL teacher alone. The ESL teacher will also be expected to address students’ specific language needs, in concert with the homeroom teacher. Additionally, the ESL teacher will attend at least one Unit of Inquiry class for each grade class per week in order to provide language support to students.

We invite candidates who are serious about improving students’ English ability and enabling their participation in all areas of school life as well as promoting full access to the KIA AERO curriculum. Preference will be given to those professionals who have teaching and collaborative planning experience, have worked on curriculum development, and have an awareness and desire to work within the inquiry-based International Baccalaureate (IB) education framework, and who have a clear understanding of and proven ability to address the needs of Japanese learners of English. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be highly personable and adaptable, having strong problem-solving skills with a clear record of educational success in the classroom.
 

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Kansai International Academy

At a glance


Location: Kobe, Japan

Established: 2003

Type: International School

Phase: Early Years, Kindergarten, Elementary School and Secondary School

Age range: 2-18 years

Gender: Mixed

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP), Middle Years interested schools (MYP) and Diploma Program (IB DP)

Accreditation: Council of International School member school


KIA Secondary School New Building

Welcome to Kansai International Academy


Kansai International Academy was established in 2003, offering an English-Japanese bilingual program from our Early Learning Center to Secondary School in Kobe, Japan. We are an IB PYP / DP school, following the Japanese academic year calendar, and our Secondary School students study one year abroad during their Year 9. KIA is committed to creating a safe and nurturing learning environment that fosters the development of emotionally resilient and open-minded learners, inspiring them to collaborate and take responsibility for their own words and actions as individuals and as members of the community. We are expecting to have our first G12 graduate students in March 2022.



Mission Statement


Developing creative and responsible leaders who can contribute to global society through inquiry-based Japanese- English bilingual education.



Curriculum


International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP), Middle Years interested schools (MYP) and Diploma Program (IB DP)


International Baccalaureate


Accreditation


Council of International School - Member School


Council of International School - Member School


Pledge of Non-Discrimination


Kansai International Academy is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We will not discriminate against any student, prospective student, employee, or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We will take measures to ensure against such discrimination in all of our services and practices.


Please note


We receive a great many applications for a limited number of openings. While each applicant will receive a response confirming their application, we apologise in advance that we are not able to respond to each applicant individually after that and will only contact those candidates whose applications we wish to take further.

Kansai International Academy is an equal opportunities employer.