Employment

2018-19 Vacancies

  • Physical Education replacement position (January - June 2018)
    CIS Tokyo is interested in receiving resumes from teachers interested in a full time Physical Education replacement position at CIS Tokyo from January -June 2018. CIS an accredited Canadian school in Japan. The language of instruction is English. 
    Any teacher who would wish to be considered for this position is asked to please forward his/her resume to the Principal at rpittman@cisjapan.net before December 1, 2017. Teachers who are being considered will be contacted by e-mail. Teacher certification is required. Transcripts and other documents will be requested from those candidates who are selected for an interview.
    Details of the employment benefits are outlined below in the 2018/2019 advertisement.
     
 
Canadian International School Tokyo Employment
2018-2019 School Year
 
CIS Tokyo is now receiving resumes from qualified kindergarten to grade twelve teachers who may be interested in possible teaching positions for the 2018-2019 school year. CIS Tokyo is an accredited Canadian school in Tokyo, Japan. The language of instruction is English.
The school consists of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program from grades K3-5. Grades 6-12 include subjects as one would expect in a junior senior high school in Canada. Specialist teachers are assigned to specialist teacher areas.
Any teacher who would wish to be considered as an applicant for a position at CIS Tokyo for the 2018-19 school year is asked to please forward his/her resume to the Principal at rpittman@cisjapan.net. Currently the school is not hiring for 18/19, but will be reviewing applications received for possible 18/19 vacancies and /or additional positions due to school expansion. Teachers who are being considered will be contacted by e-mail in the New Year.
 
Employment Details
Initial teaching contracts are for one year. After the first year, the teacher and school may mutually agree to provide a two-year contract or continue with one-year contracts. Initial contracts are for 10 months (September-June Probationary), while all subsequent one and two-year contracts are for 12 months from August to July.
Teachers are required to apply for Canadian teacher certification within the first two months of employment. Thus, all teachers must have completed certified teacher postsecondary training, including a “practicum”, and thus be eligible for certification in Canada. A police background check/vulnerable sector check or equivalent is also required for Canadian teacher certification. Copies of university transcripts and certificates will be required prior to an interview being scheduled. Interviews can be conducted in person or online.
 
 
CIS Tokyo Teacher Benefits
 
Salary
The starting salary for new teachers is competitive with other international schools in Asia. The CIS teacher salary scale recognizes full time teaching experience prior to employment with CIS, and subsequent teaching experience gained while teaching at CIS Tokyo. The salary scale also recognizes teacher qualifications including years of post-secondary education and degrees obtained.
Additional salary bonuses may be available for teachers who, in consultation with school administration, are requested to accept additional curricular and/or administrative responsibilities.
 
Accommodation, Commuting and Airfare Allowances
A monthly housing allowance is paid to teachers.  An annual return airfare is provided for those teachers who initially reside in another country or city. Also an allowance is also provided for daily transportation to and from work.
 
Working VISA and Accommodation Assistance
The school aids in locating and contracting housing upon entry into Japan. Assistance is also provided for teachers in their application for a Japanese work VISA, as required.
 
Medical Insurance
Medical insurance is provided through the Japanese National Health plan or a private international health insurance/travel insurance plan. The school will pay 100,000 yen/year towards an international health plan or one half of the Japanese National Health plan premium.
 
Leave
10 days per school year are provided for sick leave.
Within a school year, teachers are provided with 8-10 professional development and administrative days. Access to “in-school” and external in-service is also provided on a rotating basis for teachers. International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement (College Board of the US) workshops form a significant part of the PD opportunities for teachers. Other PD opportunities in subject areas for junior and senior high are also available.
Leave of Absence without pay may also be approved in consultation with the principal.
 
Japanese Employment taxes
Canadian teachers are liable for Japanese national and local taxes on income earned in Japan.
 
 
Robert Pittman
Principal
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: rpittman@cisjapan.net
 

Substitute Teachers

CIS always has need of substitute teachers to cover classes while the regular teacher is at a professional development workshop, or absent due to illness. If you live in the Tokyo area and have teaching experience and would like to be placed on the school's substitute teacher list, please contact the principal. You should send a cover letter and a brief resume showing your education and teaching experience, as well as the names and e-mail contacts of three references.
 
 
Robert Pittman
Principal
Canadian International School Tokyo
E-mail: rpittman@cisjapan.net

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