Project-Based University Teacher (Tokyo) (JPN-T-1850)
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Location: Tokyo, Japan | Contract: Various | Start Date: 1st April 2019 | Deadline for Applications: 9 December 2018 (23:59 UK time)

Project-Based University Teacher (Tokyo) (JPN-T-1850)


We are looking for qualified and experienced teachers to join our offsite teaching teams at Japanese universities. These roles are only open to applicants who have current permission to live and work in Japan. Previous experience teaching at a Japanese university is an essential requirement.

In addition to teaching, post holders will work alongside a team of other British Council teachers, and are expected to work closely with them in lesson planning and materials development. Post holders also need to undertake duties related to assessment and record keeping and be available for a one-hour meeting each week.

We are currently recruiting for two projects teaching Academic English at universities in Tokyo. Applicants should state their order of preference as part of their personal statement when applying online (‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘either’).

Please note that post holders will be paid by the teaching hour, and during semester time only. In addition post holders are eligible for a project-completion bonus (see below).

A) April 2019 to July 2019, Central Tokyo: you will teach 15 hours per week (weekdays only) over one 15-week semester. You are also required to do up to one week of administrative work per semester.

B) April 2019 to January 2020, Western Tokyo: you will teach 17.5 hours per week (weekdays only) over two 13-week semesters. You are also required to do up to one week of administrative work per semester. You will not be required to teach during the summer break between semesters (late July to early September).



For more information, please see Vacancy Documents and British Council Generic Behaviours  


Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date.


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, if you are using our CV upload function to apply - kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


 If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 9 December 2018 (23:59 UK time).


About the British Council


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team ( based in Singapore.


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, and that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager. 

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.


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The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in Article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.