Current status of this position: accepting applications

Tsukuba International School (TIS) offers an international education for children from age 3 to 16 (Kindergarten to Grade 10). We are an IB World School authorized to implement the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). We are a candidate school for the Diploma Programme (DP) and we are currently working toward gaining authorization to offer the DP from August 2017. (Note that candidate status does not guarantee that authorization will be granted.)

We are currently seeking a part-time physical education teacher to start in August 2017. The successful candidate will teach physical and health education to students in the preschool, and elementary and junior high school and will participate in collaborative planning with the other teachers at the school.

As TIS is an IB World School, experienced IB/PYP teachers will be given preference, although certified teachers with a strong interest in inquiry-based learning, collaborative planning, and the PYP will also be considered.

Pledge of Non-Discrimination

Tsukuba International School is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We will not discriminate against any student, prospective student, employee, or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We will take measures to ensure against such discrimination in all of our services and practices.


The following are non-negotiable credentials for applying for this position.

  • Native-level English proficiency.
  • Valid and up-to-date first aid and CPR certifications (or willing to obtain or update certification within a few months of starting)

NOTE: All successful candidates will be required to submit a criminal history background check, or similar, for all countries that they have worked in, as a condition of employment.

Range of Experience

We will give preference to candidates with the following kinds of experience.

  • University degree in education (preferably with a specialization in physical and health education) from a country with an English language-based curriculum.
  • Experience teaching physical and health education
  • Experience teaching at the preschool, elementary and/or junior high school level
  • Experience teaching the Primary Years Programme or Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate
  • Experience teaching at an international school, or in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience teaching non-native speakers of English.
  • Experience with collaborative planning.
  • Experience living in Japan, or living abroad

Working Conditions

Dates: Monday mornings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mornings, Thursday (all day), Friday mornings during the school year
Time: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Contract: August 2017 to June 2018
Visa: available

Please see our page on Tsukuba to learn more about living and working in the city.

Application Process

Submit a resume outlining your education and employment history (including your current position). Attach a one-page cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and what you could contribute to our school. Applicants chosen for interviews will be required to provide three references, preferably former employers or mentor teachers, and copies of relevant degrees and certificates. Applications can be sent by email (preferred) or postal mail. Interviews may take place in person or by web conference. If you have a web camera and a Skype account, please mention that in your cover letter.

Tsukuba International School
Attn: Ms. Shaney Crawford
Kamigo 7846-1
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN

Please write: “Part-Time PE Teacher Application” on the envelope.

jobs at tsukuba international school dot org
Please submit your documents as PDF files or in plain text. Use the subject “Part-Time PE Teacher: August 2017”.

Applications are due by March 15, 2017, but we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as soon as they arrive and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. We hope to fill the position by April 1, 2017.

We apologize, but only those candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Documents that are submitted to the school will not be returned.

We look forward to hearing from you.