The American School in Japan

The American School in Japan

ASIJ is now welcoming applications for the 2021-22 school year. ASIJ prefers candidates submit applications through this ISS-Schrole Advantage page. Submitting an application through ISS-Schrole will require candidates to answer a series of school-specific screening questions. It will also involve creating and sharing a link to a 2-3 minute video introduction that shares your interest in the position and explains what you feel you can contribute to ASIJ.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.

  • About the School
  • Working with Us
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  • Vacancies
1902
Private
Not for Profit
Board of Directors (self-perpetuating from a larger body of trustees)
6.00
Day
Co-Educational
None
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact Information
Contact Details
+81 422 34 5300
Campus Address
1-1-1 Nomizu
Japan
Tokyo
Tokyo
Chofu-shi
182-0031

Media Links
Education Information
Advanced Placement
United States of America
English
Nursery
12

Tuition Fees
24260.0
25906.0

Teacher Information
219
16
84
14

Student Information
1675
25
108
555
403
584
0
52
Teaching Information
190
August
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

Job Types and Salaries
This school has not provided this information

Visa Requirements
Minimum Qualification Level
College degree or above required to obtain "Instructor" visa. School to support inbound faculty in obtaining the appropriate visa.
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
As per policy; typically between 185-190 days.
Starting Salary Range
For a faculty/teaching positions:
BA/BS: 7,300,000 - 8,300,165 JPY
MA/MS: 7,800,000 - 8,800,165 JPY
*Advance Degree recognized if relevant in the teaching field
For Leadership Team positions (i.e. Principal), there is a different scale which will be shared with the candidate who makes the shortlist.
Taxes
National tax and Local tax combined comprises approx. 20-25%, with local tax at 10%. Local tax is not deducted from initial salary, and takes effect from the June of the following year. The school will file for faculty's Japanese Tax via payroll for salary portion. Faculty will need to file for their own US tax returns.
Accommodation
Housing allowance varies depending on family status, whether a teacher is single/married and whether they have dependent children. The school provides support locating housing and with rental agreements. Teachers ultimately choose their apartments. Hotel accommodation is provided until housing is determined.
For Leadership Team position, (i.e. Principal), school housing is provided.
Flights/Transport
Inbound: for the first year of employment, the school provides economy-class airfare for travel inbound to Tokyo for the employee, spouse, and dependent child.

Homeleave: economy-class airfare travel allowance is provided for the employee, spouse, and dependent child to the major airport nearest their home of record.
Utilities
Faculty responsibility. Utility costs in Japan vary, depending on size of apartment. For school housing for Leadership Team position (i.e. Principal), utilities is covered by the school.
Furniture
Faculty responsibility. Most apartments in Japan are not furnished.
Moving Allowance
Shipping allowance based on (a) home of record and (b) family composition.
Dependent Opportunities
The school will cover tuition and all mandatory fees for applicable dependent child enrolled at ASIJ. Tax arising from this benefit is to be borne by the teacher.
Medical
Health and long-term disability coverage is provided by the school.
Dental
Premium paid by the faculty member.
Other
Personal Leave: Paid leave of 2 days per year, which can be accumulated up to a maximum of 5 days.
Sick Leave: Paid leave of 10 days of sick leave per year, which can be accumulated up to a maximum of 60 days.
Bereavement Leave: Paid leave of 7 consecutive days (if within Japan) or 14 consecutive days (if overseas), within 2 months of a death or terminal illness of a member of the Faculty or spouse's immediate family. Leave is available once per school year.

MS Humanities Teacher

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional educator with training and deep experience teaching middle school humanities. The successful candidate will be a passionate and highly collaborative educator, a team player enthusiastic about working with and contributing to a grade level cohort and to collaborating with specialists and counselors who support children under their care. The teacher will excel at creating a positive classroom environment designed to nurture and support the social-emotional and academic needs of ASIJ’s learners, where learning is driven by curiosity and motivation and where students regularly interact with others as they construct new understandings and develop new skills. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a middle school setting, while further possessing the skills and willingness to differentiate learning effectively for all learners.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days

HS Spanish Teacher

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional educator with training and deep experience teaching Spanish in a high school setting. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching Spanish from beginning through advanced levels and will preferably have previous experience teaching either AP and/or IBDP Spanish. The teacher will be a highly collaborative educator, a team player enthusiastic about working with and contributing to ASIJ’s Modern Languages Department and HS faculty. The successful candidate will be energetic, outgoing, student-centered and willing to invest in the development of a dynamic program that matches ASIJ's commitment, mission, and core values. The teacher will excel at creating an engaging classroom environment that supports and develops the social-emotional and academic needs of ASIJ’s high school students. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a high school setting and will be eager to work with and support all kinds of learners in their classroom.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days

HS Personal & Academic Counselor

ASIJ is recruiting an experienced counselor to join its high school counseling team. Candidates should be energetic, outgoing, student-centered and willing to invest in the development of a dynamic, student-centered program that matches ASIJ's Commitment, Mission, and Core Values. Candidates must have previous experience in a similar counseling role. Adolescence is a time of growth. Teens face unique and diverse challenges, including personal, social, cultural and developmental. These challenges can have an impact on a student’s well being and therefore their ability to perform academically. Students can benefit from the support of a trained professional. In collaboration with the three college counselors, school leaders, Dean of Student Life, and faculty, the two Personal and Academic Counselors assume overall responsibility for supporting Grade 9-12 students as they face these challenges and develop a wide array of social-emotional competencies.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days

ES Learning Support Specialist

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional educator with training and deep experience supporting students with mild to moderate learning disabilities in an upper elementary school setting. The successful candidate will be a passionate and highly collaborative educator, a team player enthusiastic about working with children, parents, and teachers; grade-level teams; other learning support colleagues and the ES Student Support Team; and the school’s cross-division Student Support Team. The teacher will work closely with ASIJ’s ES Principal, ES Associate Principal, and ASIJ’s Director of Student Support. The teacher will both push in and pull out, depending on children’s needs. They will work closely with classroom teachers in a co-teaching model and/or small group instruction in literacy and/or mathematics. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an upper elementary setting and will be a steadfast advocate for the children they support.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days

ES Japanese Teacher

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional educator with training and deep experience teaching native and non-native elementary-aged children Japanese. The successful candidate will be a passionate and highly collaborative educator, a team player enthusiastic about working with and contributing to ASIJ’s Japanese department and to collaborating with other specialists who support children under their care. The teacher will excel at creating a positive classroom environment designed to nurture and support children’s language development in Japanese, where learning is driven by curiosity and motivation and where students regularly interact with others as they develop proficiency in Japanese. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an elementary setting, while further possessing the skills and willingness to differentiate learning effectively for all learners under their care.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days

ES Classroom Teacher (Grades 3-5) TENTATIVE

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional educator with training and deep experience teaching upper elementary-aged children in Grades 3, 4, and 5. The successful candidate will be a passionate and highly collaborative educator, a team player enthusiastic about working with and contributing to a grade level team and to collaborating with other specialists who support children under their care. The teacher will excel at creating a positive classroom environment designed to nurture and support the social-emotional and academic needs of ASIJ’s learners, where learning is driven by curiosity and motivation and where students regularly interact with others as they construct new understandings and develop new skills. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an upper elementary setting, while further possessing the skills and willingness to differentiate learning effectively for all learners.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days

ES Classroom Teacher (Grades 1-2) TENTATIVE

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional early childhood educator with training and deep experience teaching primary-aged children in Grades 1 and 2. The successful candidate will be a passionate and highly collaborative educator, a team player enthusiastic about working with and contributing to a grade level team and to collaborating with other specialists who support children under their care. The teacher will excel at creating a positive classroom environment designed to nurture and support the social-emotional and academic needs of ASIJ’s youngest learners, where learning is driven by curiosity and motivation and where students regularly interact with others as they construct new understandings and develop new skills. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an early childhood setting, while further possessing the skills and willingness to differentiate learning effectively for all learners.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days

MS Design Technology

ASIJ is seeking an exceptional educator with training and significant experience teaching Design Technology. The Design Technology teacher is a member of the teaching team in the Creative Arts and Design Center and they also work collaboratively with specialists and counselors who support the children under their care. The teacher will excel at creating a positive classroom environment designed to nurture and support the social-emotional and academic needs of ASIJ’s learners, where learning is driven by curiosity and motivation and where students regularly interact with others as they construct new understandings and develop new skills. The successful candidate will deeply understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a middle school setting, while further possessing the skills and willingness to differentiate learning effectively for all learners.

Please note that ASIJ is continually reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We reserve the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for a position.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 13 Nov 2020
Closes In: 18 days