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Teach in Japan

Teach in Japan


Position Description

Teach English as a Second Language in Japan. This is a twelve-month position starting in August 2017. The College of Education at Washington State University, in an educational partnership agreement with the Nishinomiya Board of Education, is accepting applications for one (1) English teacher.

This position is open to faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni of the WSU College of Education, WSU affiliates, the Pullman School District as well as districts connected to different campuses.

The position is located in the Nishinomiya school system. The teacher will serve as an English language consultant to Japanese teachers of English. The selected person will be an employee of the Nishinomiya Board of Education.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must have a strong connection to Washington State University.

Applicant must have a current teaching certificate and teaching experience is preferred Applicant must have/obtain a valid passport.

Applicants must be in good health—a complete physical/medical release will be required of the successful candidate.

Applicant must be motivated to teach and positively interact with junior high school students Applicant must be culturally sensitive and willing to contribute to the partnership between Washington State University and the Nishinomiya Board of Education.

Salary, Benefits, and Accommodations

The salary will be paid in Japanese yen.

The monthly salary range will be approximately ¥318,000 to ¥367,000. For currency conversion rate see:

Health care benefits are provided through the Nishinomiya Board of Education.

A furnished apartment is provided in Japan. The individual is responsible for utilities and living expenses.

One (1) round-trip flight between Pullman and Nishinomiya will be provided by the Nishinomiya Board of Education.

Review of applications will begin April 3, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

Application packet should include

Letter of interest including why you would like to spend a year in Japan Resume/vita.

Three letters of recommendation.

Send application packet to


Stacy Mohondro

WSU College of Education

P.O. Box 642114  Pullman, WA 99164-2114

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