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Teaching Jobs in Japan

English Teaching Jobs in Japan

A brief guide to finding jobs teaching English

Jobs at Private Schools

Jobs at private schools, whether elementary, junior/senior high or third-level, are much sought after and are usually better paid than the other teaching alternatives. Positions are often filled by word of mouth as one person leaves Japan and puts a word in for a friend with his former employers. There are a few companies that act as go-betweens or agencies but they also rarely advertise. University and college positions usually require you to have a relevant Masters Degree, published papers and some teaching experience. It remains rare that foreign professors are offered tenured positions and most work on contracts of one to three years.

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Teaching Jobs in Japan | Eikaiwa Schools | The JET Program