Kansai International Academy

Kobe, Japan

Position Type: Teacher

Contract: Full-time

School: Secondary

Location: Kobe

Closing Date: June 25, 2022

Job Start: As soon as possible/April 2022

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).

Main Responsibility:

BA/BSc degree holder
Teaching certificate or teaching credential in the subject or grade to be taught (PGCE, PGDip., etc.)
Physics background is a plus
A minimum of two years of full-time teaching experience, prefer candidates with international experience
IB experience is desirable
Candidates must provide evidence of a clean criminal record/background checks in their country of origin and all countries that they have worked in.


  • • To maintain and deliver the Mathematics or Science curriculum (based on position applied for)
  • • To monitor student progress through effective assessment techniques
  • • To model KIA’s Learning Outcomes and make decisions in accordance with our Guiding Principles


  • • Ability and willingness to teach online and/or in a hybrid context, as necessary
  • • Develop, maintain, and continuously update existing unit plans and related documents
  • • Work collaboratively with members of the department and positively contribute to departmental tasks, such as policies, common assessments, instructional practices, grading practice etc.
  • • Embrace the department focus on student-centered learning and critical thinking
  • • Encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets
  • • Encourage and foster intellectual curiosity
  • • Serve in a pastoral support capacity for student advisees, and as the point of contact between home, dorms, and school
  • • Take into account the differing ability levels of students and differentiate work accordingly
  • • Set appropriate tasks and challenges according to the published timetable, and ensure that work is regularly evaluated, with constructive feedback
  • • Maintain accurate records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy
  • • Supervise study halls and student social activities during evenings and weekends according to the school’s fair-share responsibilities
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Application Form

Section 1

1. Personal Details

2. Teaching Qualifications

3. Education

List all your school results and qualifications, most recent first. Please include dates as well as school and university names and locations.

Institution Name/Location Qualifications/Results Dates Action

Section 2

1. Current Employment Details

If currently not employed please list most recent employment details and dates.

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Current monthly salary before tax, in JPY.*
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Type of School Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Dates Action

3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities

4. Details of any significant illness during last 2 years, including days off sick in last 12 months


1. Referees

Referees must be previous Head Teacher or line managers. Colleagues will not be accepted as referees.

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
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School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview
Please indicate the date of availability to start working



This is a post which involves working directly with children. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions.

Please Note

>>If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a background check. This will require you to complete a separate consent form and to provide more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.

>>Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.

>>Any criminal record information arising out of the background check process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Are you or have you ever been the subject of a disciplinary procedure related to your work with children? If yes please give details here.*

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children in any of the countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

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KIA places the highest priority in protecting the students in our care. By submitting an application form, you are stating that you have never harmed children, adolescents or vulnerable people either physically, sexually or emotionally. You are also stating categorically that there is no reason why you should not work in a school setting with children. You also confirm that you are free from any criminal record, spent or otherwise, in any jurisdiction, with regard to offenses (or cautions/warnings) which may be deemed relevant to employment with young people at KIA. You also consent to KIA conducting a full background check on you as a condition of any contract offer made, and understand that KIA has the right to rescind any offer of employment should there be any concerns raised through those checks. Prospective employees are also informed that any adult behaviors which contravene a professional standard of decency/respect, constitute sexual, physical or emotional abuse and/or are otherwise an infringement of a student’s right to physical and emotional safety are grounds for immediate dismissal. You understand that you will be asked to sign this statement at the time of accepting any offer of employment from KIA.

KIAでは、児童・生徒の保護を最優先に考えています。KIAの職務に応募をすることは、これまでに子ども、青少年、または弱者に身体的、性的、情緒的な危害を加えたことがないことを表明していることになります。また、教育施設・学校という子どもと関わる仕事をしてはいけない理由はないと申告しているとみなします。さらに、いかなる法域においても、犯罪歴、留置歴、その他の犯罪歴がなく、KIAにおいて児童・生徒と関わる雇用に関連していると考えられる犯罪(または注意・警告)に関与したことがないと確認します。また、応募の際の条件としてKIAがあなたの身元調査を行うことに同意し、それらの調査を通じて懸念が生じた場合には、KIAが雇用の申し出を取り消す権利があることを理解しています。また、候補者においては、雇用後に職業上の行動規範や尊敬の基準に反したり、性的、身体的、精神的虐待、および/または身体的、精神的安全に対する子どもの権利を侵害する行為が認められれば直ちに解雇となります。KIA からの雇用の申し出を受け入れる際には、この内容に同意する署名が求められることをあらかじめご理解ください。

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