The American School in Japan

The American School in Japan

ASIJ is now welcoming applications for the 2021-22 school year. ASIJ does not prefer one recruiting agency over the other. However, we do expect all applicants to have a complete set of confidential references with one of these two recruiting agencies that we can easily access. ASIJ will not seriously consider applications from candidates who have not bothered to activate files with either Search Associates or ISS-Schrole. ASIJ will also conduct a thorough set of verbal reference checks for any candidate we seriously consider for the appointment.

  • About the School
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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

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Education Information
Advanced Placement
United States of America
English
Nursery
12

Tuition Fees
23750.0
24222.0

Teacher Information
171
13
87
13

Student Information
1668
32
135
550
398
585
0
50
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.

High School Principal

The American School in Japan (ASIJ) is seeking an experienced, dynamic school leader to assume the position of High School Principal (HSP). The HSP will provide social emotional, academic and administrative leadership in our High School community, which consists of 600 students and over 60 faculty members. They will focus on improving teaching and learning in line with the school’s mission, vision, and core values. The ideal candidate will be a caring and reflective individual, experienced in meeting the needs of all students and committed to supporting teachers in their professional growth. They will be a learning leader whose values, beliefs, and skills align with ASIJ’s Vision of Learning, Portrait of a Learner, and the school’s Strategic Design Framework. ASIJ’s HSP is committed to the academic needs of high schoolers, recognizing the particular challenges and opportunities of developing a balanced rigorous academic program that celebrates innovative curriculum, personalized learning, standards-based learning and assessment practices as well as a robust Advanced Placement programming.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 28 Sep 2020
Closes In: 5 days