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Canadian International School Tokyo
 Teaching Position 
available for 2020/2021 school year (starting October 2020)
CIS Tokyo is interested in receiving resumes from teachers qualified 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 English standards. 
Junior High English Teacher
Applicants are asked to please forward a resume to the Head of School  at
Basic qualifications for these positions include a postsecondary degree in Education and eligibility for teacher certification in Canada. Teachers who are being considered will be contacted by e-mail.
Applications will be accepted until September 25, 2020.
Thank you to those who apply and for your interest.
Canadian International School Tokyo
Faculty Positions available for 20/21 School Year
CIS Tokyo invites applications for the following administrative position. Applications will be received until September 11, 2020. Interested candidates are asked to please forward applications to Rob Pittman, Head of School. (
Job Title:  CIS Tokyo Elementary School Principal st the Nakameguro Campus
Position to Begin:  September 2020- June 2021 School Year
Responsible to:      Head of School
Job Summary:
The Elementary School Principal is a senior leadership position. The elementary school principal works with the four other administrators for CIS Tokyo, including the Principal of the Junior/Senior High School, vice principals and K3-5 faculty. CIS curriculum at the elementary level is an Atlantic Canadian curriculum which has been adopted as part of an agreement with a Canadian province. This curriculum is fully enhanced and developed with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Faculty are expected to fully embrace this combined curriculum as their part of their teaching and learning responsibility. The elementary principal must be familiar thoroughly familiar with or become familiar with this curriculum. The Principal will also provide support and regular professional development to Faculty. 
Qualifications and Experience:
Advanced degree in curriculum development or leadership preferred. 
Experience as a teacher-leader, or other school wide leadership roles
Experience in working with IBO PYP/MYP and WASC accreditations
Skills and Knowledge:
Commitment to a student-centered approach to teaching and learning 
Experience in the educational use of technology. 
Knowledge of and experience with Atlas Rubicon preferred.
Capacity to utilize a collaborative, proactive approach to facilitate Faculty development and the ongoing school improvement process.
Other requirements:
Eligibility for Canadian Teacher Certification in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.
Further details will be provided for those selected for an interview.
Applications should include a letter of introduction and current resume.
Thank you
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


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Canadian International School
5-8-20 Kitashinagawa Shinagawaku Tokyo Japan
TEL: 03-5793-1392
FAX: 03-5793-3559
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