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Current Vacancy
Canadian International School Tokyo
Part Time Teaching Position (50%)
February 1, 2021 until June 30,2021 
CIS Tokyo is interested in receiving resumes from teachers for the following position. CIS Tokyo is an accredited Canadian school in Japan. The language of instruction is English and students are required to meet Canadian grade level standards.  
Junior High Science and High School Physical Education Teacher
This position includes two sections of grade 6 science and one section of high school physical education. This position includes a 50 % assigned schedule as described above. Some adjustments to the weekly schedule may be possible to help develop a convenient schedule for the candidate, based on availability. 
Other possibilities include additional salary and preference for any available substitute teaching due to teacher absences. 
Applicants are asked to please forward a resume to the Head of School  at
Teachers who are being considered will be contacted by e-mail.
Applications will be accepted until December 28th, 2020.
Thank you to those who apply and for your interest.
Canadian International School Tokyo
Employment 2021-2022 
CIS Tokyo is interested in receiving resumes from teachers who may be interested in teaching positions for the 2021-2022 school year. CIS Tokyo is an accredited Canadian school in Japan. The language of instruction is English. 

The school consists of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program from grades K3-5. Grades 7-12 include subjects as in a junior senior high school in Canada. Specialist teachers are assigned to specialist teacher areas. Advanced Placement is offered in sciences, mathematics, English and other elective subjects.

Teachers are required to have completed a teacher training program at a recognized university, teacher college or similar organization. Teachers who are hired will be required to obtain Canadian teacher certification. The school will help with that application process.
A  teacher who would wish to be considered for a position at CIS Tokyo for the 2021-22 school year is asked to please forward his/her resume to the Head of School at Teachers who are being considered will be contacted by e-mail to plan for an “in person”, “ZOOM” or “SKYPE” interview.
Positions which may be available for 21/22 include:
Grade K3/K4 Teacher (Pre-school)
Primary Elementary Homeroom Teacher
Art, Music, or Physical Education Specialist
Junior and /or senior high science including general science, physics, chemistry and biology
Junior and senior high English and social studies
If possible, please include the preferred grades or school sections in which you may be interested.
Thank you to candidates for your interest.
Posted: November 30, 2020.
CIS Tokyo is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School in central Tokyo. Accreditations include WASC, Advanced Placement, IB, and Prince Edward Island Canada, authorization. Teachers with experience and/ or training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program are encouraged to apply. The language of instruction is English.  
A teacher who wishes to be considered is asked to please forward his/her resume to the Head of School, Teachers who are being considered will be contacted for an interview in person or using ZOOM/SKYPE.
Applications are currently being accepted until August 9, 2020 and then until the positions are filled. Thank you.
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
Head of School
Canadian International School Tokyo
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
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.
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
Head of School
Canadian International School Tokyo


Please refer to the Japanese version of this website.
Canadian International School
5-8-20 Kitashinagawa Shinagawaku Tokyo Japan
TEL: 03-5793-1392
FAX: 03-5793-3559
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