TIS endeavors to employ positive, innovative and efficient personnel to carry out a constantly improving educational program. Teachers who are passionate about education, and have a real desire to be part of a team that seeks to provide enriching and meaningful learning experiences at all levels, will relish the opportunity to work at TIS. We are a strong cohesive team working in a small school. TIS desires teachers who are willing and open to sharing their specialist knowledge and experience not only with students, but also the teaching community.

We are seeking excellent applications for the following positions:

  • We are currently seeking a Grade 5/6 homeroom teacher.
  • PYP experience is preferred.
  • The position will begin with immediate effect.
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  • We are looking for assistant EAL (English as an Additional Language) teachers living in or around Sendai
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  • Tohoku International School is looking for a qualified part-time Japanese teacher, with the possibility to become full-time in the future.
  • Candidate must be bilingual (Japanese and English) and have a passion for teaching.
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  • We are always looking for qualified substitute teachers living in, and around Sendai
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TIS will normally only accept applications from teachers who have:

  • A recognized teaching license, degree or post-graduate qualification
  • A minimum of two years international experience
  • A desire to actively participate in curriculum development, extra-curricular activities, and other school activities
  • Ability to be flexible and a team player in a dynamic workplace a necessity
  • Reasonable IT competency

Ideally candidates should also have:

  • A post-graduate qualification in their field of expertise.
  • Experience in inquiry based learning programs (PYP, MYP, IB or similar)
  • The ability to be creative and a willingness to try new things


TIS provides a benefits package for overseas employees including:

  • Regionally competitive salaries
  • Housing allowance
  • Worldwide health insurance
  • Resettlement allowances at beginning and end of service for candidates recruited overseas
  • End of contract bonus (for flights/summer travel etc.)

Applications for Open Positions will only be accepted via the online forms linked to each job posting.