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Full-time high school English teacher, Kyoto Gaidai Nishi High School

Kyoto Gaidai Nishi High School is accepting applications for the position of FULL-TIME ENGLISH TEACHER in the Course of International and Cultural Studies beginning 1 April, 2023. The position is contracted for one year (renewable) to teach Monday through Friday, 15 class-hours per week, as well as a few weekends throughout the year. Further responsibilities include homeroom, curriculum design, chaperoning domestic and abroad trips, committee/department duties, course and school promotion, as well as other requests made as a member of the school faculty. Requirements for this position include proficient use of English and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant must also be certified to teach English as a second or other language in either Japan or another country. To be considered for an interview after applying, the applicant MUST CURRENTLY RESIDE IN JAPAN. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience teaching in a high school in Japan, will have completed a master’s degree in TESOL (or equivalent) by the start of the contract, has experience preparing students for and chaperoning abroad trips, has experience in curriculum design, is comfortable using technology in the classroom, and is comfortable communicating in Japanese on a daily basis. 

Starting salary for this position is ¥300,000/month (non-negotiable) with annual bonus, and other allowances in accordance with school policies.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out our pre-screening form to verify you meet the minimum requirements at Upon verification, you will be invited to continue the application process by submitting the following documents by email: 

  1. Cover letter in English which includes your philosophy of teaching, 
  2. CV/resume with photo,
  3. At least 1 letter of recommendation from a contactable source,
  4. Copies of your bachelor’s degree and any certificates that certify your teaching credentials and/or experience.

An on-site interview and demonstration lesson at Kyoto Gaidai Nishi High School will be required for applicants who are considered for the position.
For more information on Kyoto Gaidai Nishi High School and the Course of International and Cultural Studies, please visit our website at

Part-time teacher, Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto Sangyo University’s Foreign Language Faculty is looking for a new part-time teacher from fall for four classes: Monday periods 1 and 2 (9 to 12.15) and Thursdays 1 and 2 (9 to 12.15.) The students are English majors and the classes are content-based. If you are interested or want more information to think about it, please contact Matthew Claflin by email.

Full-Time Tenured, Nara University

Nara University anticipates an opening for a full-time English professor beginning in April, 2023. This is a tenured position, involving teaching Oral Communication classes to undergraduate students as well as several intensive sessions per year for the Distance Education program. Candidates with research interests in any area of Linguistics, Literature, English Education or a related field will be considered. Although a Ph.D. is preferred, candidates with an MA degree and evidence of solid research will be considered. The ability to handle committee work, student advising and other activities in Japanese is an important requirement for the post (approximately level N2 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.) Experience as a full-time contract professor or shokutaku would be an asset as well. Interested teachers who meet the above requirements are encouraged to contact Kathleen Yamane by email for further details at Application materials will be collected until June 30th with interviews to follow in July.

Volunteer with JALT Publications!

The JALT Publications, JALT Journal, The Language Teacher, and the PostConference Publication, are looking for volunteers to review, copy edit, and proofread manuscripts and submissions. Training and mentoring will be provided to those who want to assist The Language Teacher and the PostConference Publication, as such no prior experience is necessary to join those teams. These positions do not involve a huge time commitment and are great ways to learn more about the publication process, improve your own academic writing skills, and make new connections within the JALT community. For more information, visit our recruiting page. You can also send an email to any of the journal editors for specific information or to for general inquiries.

Join a Dynamic Team. Help with JALT2022 Conference Planning

The JALT2022 Conference Planning Committee is working on bringing our community a great conference in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan from November 11 to November 14. If you want to volunteer, please contact Director of Program, Wayne Malcolm by email at

We are currently looking to fill some key positions such as Conference Manager, Digital Conference Handbook Layout Editor, Plenary Speaker Liaison, Featured Speaker Liaison, and someone to organize student volunteers who will work onsite at the conference. (We already found our Conference Site Manager!) These are not the only roles available. Again, contact Wayne Malcolm using the above email address.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a team and work on JALT’s marquee event, one of the biggest conferences in our community. Lend us your skills and you will be recognized!!!

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