IBDP Economics or Mathematics and English immersion teacher (2/5)

We are seeking excellent candidates for the role of Economics/Social Studies and/or Mathematics Teacher for Grades 7-12. Candidates should be compelling educational practitioners who are confident in their capacity to create and deliver a dynamic, engaging and challenging curriculum to students.


Job details: 

In addition to their teaching assignments, all teaching faculty are expected to contribute to the life of the school community in general. Additionally, as an IB candidate school, each faculty member will be trained in the curriculum and delivery of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching within the IBDP social studies and/or mathematics courses (according to background and experience).

Furthermore, in pursuit of IB authorization, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing for the IB verification visit. The successful candidate will also be responsible for some English conversation and immersion classes until the IBDP starts in April of 2022.

The candidate will be responsible for assessing students’ performance with the aim of helping students develop the social studies/ economics and/or mathematics knowledge to function effectively in an international environment. Teachers will collaborate with IB Diploma Programme Coordinator (DPC) and other teachers to implement and continually improve curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment strategies. Candidates will be required to also assist students in areas of personal and individual development.

As applicable, the candidate must be able to teach and instruct in alignment with the IBDP curriculum framework, under the direction of the IB DPC, individualize and adapt educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities, coordinate Lesson Plans with other teachers to maximize possibilities for teaching similar topics in the same general time frame, thus reinforcing student knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis, pursue a variety of approaches, including thematic learning, cooperative learning, differentiated, and multiple intelligence centered lessons in teaching and instructing pupils, use interventions and strategies in teaching/instruction to close the academic achievement gap for students performing below grade level, utilize instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines, review, analyze and evaluate pupil academic, social, and emotional growth, communicate effectively to parents, both orally and in writing, activities in the classroom, and prepare, administer, score, record, and report the results of criterion referenced tests, and administer, scores, records and report the results of group standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress. Native-level fluency in English is essential. Applicants should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues. In addition, applicants should have a genuine interest in children and should be patient and flexible. Previous experience working within the IB curriculum or knowledge of the IB programs is preferred.

Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for supporting project based learning classes for Integrated Studies, attend professional development opportunities, curriculum design, attending staff meetings, supporting entrance examination preparation, supporting IB authorization work, supporting ICT work (such as ManageBac), and supporting general roles issued by the principal. 

This list of duties in this job posting is not intended to be exhaustive.

Work location
Moriguchi City, Osaka-fu, Japan

Number of positions

Projected start date
April 2021

Employment status
Full-time (contract)


To be considered, candidates should submit a resume and cover letter displaying their qualifications in the following areas:

Requires an undergraduate degree in the Economics, or Mathematics field of study, a Masters degree is strongly preferred.
Prefer 2-3 years of relevant classroom teaching experience in the subject matter with prior IB teaching experience is strongly preferred.
Ability to collaborate with other teachers in class.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to develop, curate and deliver courses in the school’s curriculum, including coursework related to the IBDP.
History of collegiality with other teachers and administrators.
Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning profiles.
Innovative, creative, and flexible teaching style.
Understanding the developmental needs of students and how they learn best.
Requires demonstrated and direct experience using a wide range of instructional technology tools including iPads, laptops, and Google Apps.
Must be detail-oriented, organized and willing to take initiative.
Must have excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work well with students and adults.
Must be a role model and maintain a high level of professionalism.
Must manage the learning of the students, maintaining records, and promoting staff development in a pro-active manner.
Must manage all facilities and activities related to achieve student learning.
Must develop and maintain teaching materials and assist with program quality assurance processes.
Must have native or native level skills in English. (English native speaker or possess CEFR C1 English ability)
Must have IT skills.
Must reside in Japan and have eligibility for an appropriate visa (if necessary).

Employment Period
Reiwa 3 (2021) April, 1st to Reiwa 4 (2022) March, 31st However, depending on the student recruitment situation, the situation of the educational institution, considering ability and work performance, the employment period limit may be updated.

Work Hours
8:25 to 17:25 (Monday to Friday) 60 minute break time/ 8 hour workday
8:25 to 13:25 (Saturdays) no break time/ 5 hour workday
※However, in accordance with the annual variable working hour system, the average number of hours per day is 8 hours or less per year and not more than 40 hours per week.

① Salary, etc.
Over ¥4,000,000 a year (determined according to experience and skill)
Family Allowance: If you have dependents, it will be paid separately according to regulations
Commuting Allowance: The equivalent of a six-month commuting pass will be paid. (in April and October)
Holidays: 2nd Saturday of every month, Sundays, National holidays, Summer vacation, Winter (New Year holidays) vacation
※subject to change
②Social Insurance, etc.
Promotion and Mutual Aid Cooperation for Private Schools of Japan (Health insurance/Pension)
Employment Insurance, Accident Insurance

Application Period
January, 2021 to February 5th, 2021

Please submit the following documents by email:
1. Curriculum vitae (including cover letter)
2. Copies of degrees and/or qualifications
3. Copies of visa (if available/necessary)

Stages of the selection process:  
1. Document review (Curriculum vitae)
2. An essay test on IB Approaches to teaching
3. Interview and mock lesson

Only applicants who pass the document review phase will be notified.
Documents will not be returned.

Please submit documents by email to:
Osaka Educational Institution New School Establishment Preparation Office
Eric Baptiste, IB Coordinator
email: baptiste@oiu.jp

Any questions should be sent by email to the above address. 

Friday, February 5, 2021
Contact details: 

Osaka Educational Institution New School Establishment Preparation Office
Eric Baptiste, IB Coordinator
email: baptiste@oiu.jp