DISK strives to be a community of high-achieving, internationally-minded learners led by a team of dedicated professionals. To this end, DISK only hires fully licensed faculty and staff trained in their field of expertise with IB experience and preferably international teaching experience.
Our faculty comprises various nationalities who share their diverse cultural backgrounds with our students.
Everyone is a learner at DISK. As such, professional development aims to improve and strengthen teaching and learning pedagogy. Empower teachers, and create a more agile faculty that can respond to and support the needs of a changing and growing community. Professional development takes many forms at DISK, IB workshops, scheduled in-house PD days, and strategic meetings and committees.
We are interested in outstanding teachers who are passionate about education and willing and able to contribute to the school and student life.
Openings are posted on this website.
DISK is mindful of student safety and committed to providing a safe school environment. DISK is proactive when it comes to screening teacher candidates.
The students and class sizes are a pleasure. As an IB World school the academic expectations are high, but so is the reward of seeing the results of hard work paying off. The location is absolutely beautiful, nestled in the mountains near famous Kyoto & Nara cities, with Osaka a short train ride away.
Previous teaching experience in an international school setting is preferred.
Familiarity with the IB MYP and DP programs would be an added advantage.
Ability to speak Japanese is not essential, but preferred.
Age restrictions Under Japanese Law the mandatory retirement age is 65.
Required application materials
Cover letter discussing reason(s) for the applicant’s interest in the position, and vacancy-related qualifications and experience.
A resume/CV that includes your full name, photo, education, past teaching, workshops, three referees (names, emails, and contact numbers, including most recent supervisors), and your contact information including Skype.
A one-page statement of your philosophy of education.
Only applications containing ALL the required application materials will be considered. Send application materials (as attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by email to arrange an interview.
Interview(s) Interviews are generally held by Skype unless the applicant lives close enough to make travel to the school reasonable. Please note the school cannot reimburse travel or other expenses incurred in the interview process.
Deadline comments In the event that an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, the search committee reserves the right to make an appointment before the date mentioned above to bring the search to a close.
Updated July '23
Doshisha International School, Kyoto
7-31-1 Kizugawadai, Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture, 〒619-0225