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7.25 South Kitsap listing posted!
6.22 University of Denver listing posted!
6.21 Kinmon Gakuen listing posted!
6.14 South Central High School listing posted!
5.25 Island Pacific Academy listing posted!
5.25 University of South Carolina listing posted!
5.3 Fox Mill Elementary School listing posted!






  • Level: High School
    City: Port Orchard, WA
    School: South Kitsap High School
     This teaching position is in the foreign language department at the South Kitsap High School.  See below for more info.
    Details and application here: Application
    Date Posted: 7/25/2018
    Level: University
    City: Denver, CO
    School: University of Denver
    The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver seeks a qualified individual for a part-time teaching assignment in Japanese in Fall Quarter 2018. The Adjunct Faculty member will teach two 4-credit undergraduate courses in Japanese at the introductory level.
    The Adjunct Faculty member’s responsibilities include teaching, grading and returning assignments in a timely manner, reporting grades, preparing class materials, holding office hours, providing guidance and support to students, replying to email communication from students and colleagues, and participating in occasional program meetings.  The Adjunct Faculty member will work collaboratively with other instructors, help to prepare exams, and offer oral exams outside of class time as appropriate.
    Adjunct Faculty are compensated at a rate of $4000 per course.
    Details and application here: Application
    Date Posted: 6/22/2018
    Level: 5 to 18 years old
    City: San Francisco, CA
    School: Kinmon Gakuen                                      
    Job Summary: Part-time Japanese language teacher. Every Saturday 8:45am to 12:45pm
    Qualification:  Working visa or green card holder, US citizen  
                               Fluent in Japanese
    Work Location: San Francisco Japan town
    Information: Please E-mail your resume to
    Date posted: 6/21/2018
  • Level: High School
    City: Winterville, N.C.
    School: South Central High School
    South Central High School in located in Winterville, North Carolina, near Greenville
    It has about 1650 students, 9-12 and is part of the Pitt County School District.
    We offer Japanese 1, 2, 3 and 4.  We currently are on a block schedule and have enough student to support a full time teacher.   There are 40 level 1, 33 level, 2, 18 level 3 and 11 level 4 students for next year. 
    Apply via site here (click on red Apply button to begin process): Click here
    Date Posted: 6/14/2018


  • Level: High School
    City: Washington D.C.
    School: Columbia Heights Education Campus
    Description: Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC) announces the start-up of a new Japanese language program at its campus in the heart of Washington, DC.  CHEC is a full dual immersion language DC public school (Spanish/English) for grades 6-12. Most students in the school are first and second generation immigrants. Other languages taught at CHEC are French, Chinese, Italian, and Arabic. We expect the Japanese teaching position to be part-time in SY2018-19, with a plan to grow to a full-time position the following year.  CHEC will be the only public school (DCPS or charter) to offer Japanese in the city, and will benefit from strong community support from our partner, Globalize DC, as well as many local Japan focused institutions.
    Link to job listing and full description: Click here
    Date Posted: 6/8/2018


  • Level: Secondary
    City: Kapolei, HI
    School: Island Pacific Academy
    Description: ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a passionate and progressive educator to fill our current full-time opening at the Secondary level (Grades 6-12). ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY seeks educators who are dynamic, innovative, and collaborative instructors who are always willing to learn and grow professionally. We are looking for applicants who would be comfortable teaching at both the middle and high school level.
    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Japanese language, or a related field
    -Fluency in Japanese
    -Passionate about teaching and learning
    Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in Education, Japanese, or a related field
    Job Duties: Teach five Japanese classes at the Secondary level.
    Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Mr. Steven Caley, Secondary Principal at
    Link to job listing and full description: Click here
    Date Posted: 5/25/2018
  • Level: University
    City: Columbia, SC
    School: University of South Carolina
    Work Location: Please see 
    Job Summary: The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is accepting applications for one full-time, non-tenure track Japanese beginning August 16, 2018 at a 9-month salary of $42,000. This is an annual appointment that must be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. 
    Duties: Teaching load of 4:4 in the Japanese language at all levels from introductory through advance. Capability in teaching reading and writing skills involving phonetic alphabets and kanji Chinese characters is preferred. The successful candidate will maintain an excellent record of teaching, while actively engaging in various instructional responsibilities with full participation in program affairs and service. Familiarity with the exchange program is preferred.
    -A Master’s degree in Japanese or related field (must be completed by August 15, 2018)
    -Successful teaching experience with native English speakers at the college level; native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English.
    Application Deadline: Open until filled 
    Instructions to Applicant: Please apply via USC website:
    Date Posted: 5/25/2018


  • Level: Elementary
  • City: Herndon, VA
  • School: Fox Mill Elementary School of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
  • Work Location: Please see 
    Job Summary: Well-established Japanese Immersion school is seeking a Japanese/English bilingual teacher.  Candidates should be able to speak, read, and write in Japanese at a native level.  The position is a full time classroom teacher position beginning August 2018.  The Immersion teacher is responsible for teaching Math, Science, and Health in Japanese.  Japanese language and culture objectives are integrated into the content areas.
  •      -K-6 Elementary Education license
  •      -Good communication skills in Japanese and English
  • Application Deadline: Immediate 
    Instructions to Applicant: Please apply via FCPS website:
  • Flyer available:  Here
  • Date Posted: 5/3/2018
  • Level: College
  • City: Pasadena, CA
  • School: Pasadena City College
  • Description:
  • Pasadena City College is now looking for a qualified Japanese instructor for the fall semester.
    Master's degree in Japanese language and/or literature, linguistics with emphasis on Japanese, and related fields will be considered.  Qualifications of teaching all levels will be preferred, but elementary level can be accepted.
    Those who are qualified and interested, please contact:
  • Dr. Ritsuko Hirai, Japanese section head at PCC
  • Date Posted: 4/2/2018
  • Level: Elementary
  • City: Brooklyn, NY
  • School: PS 147 Isaac Remsen
  • Description: 
    We are the first, NYC public school, Japanese Dual Language Program located at PS 147 Isaac Remsen in Brooklyn. PS 147 JDLP currently has an immersion dual language program in grades K through 2 (with continued expansion to 5th grade), with an enrichment program for PreK.  The school is currently looking for an Elementary Japanese Curriculum teacher. This is a great opportunity for teachers interested in teaching in a very progressive dual language school. Please visit our school website for additional information: and
  • Link to job listing and full description: Click here
  • Date Posted: 3/29/2018


  • Level: High School
  • City: Elk Grove Village, IL
  • School: Elk Grove High School
  • Description: 
    Elk Grove High School is seeking exceptional candidates with a strong commitment to helping all students maximize their learning while achieving success with our district goals.   A strong academic background is essential.  We are looking for exceptional candidates who will assist Elk Grove High School create an exemplary learning community where staff seeks and implements strategies for improving student achievement and growth; works collaboratively in professional learning communities to achieve goals with a common purpose focused on student learning; and demonstrates a commitment to the success and well-being of all members of our school community.   Please see the link below for full description (Click on the Additional Information link under World Languages/Japanese Teacher):
  • Link to job listing and full description: click here
  • Date Posted: 2/20/2018


  • Level: Grades 6 - 12
  • City: Huntington Beach, CA
  • School: Fusion Academy
  • Description: Our campus has an immediate opening for a Japanese Teacher. This position provides a student centered, supportive classroom that promotes compassion and tolerance, emotional security, resourcefulness, and independent critical thinking while addressing the individual academic and emotional needs of each student through Fusion's differentiated approach.  The position is part-time, and we are looking to fill 1 spot at this location. If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Connor Mufich via email: 
  • Link to job listing and full description: click here
  • Date Posted: 1/29/2018


  • Level: Primary and Secondary
  • City: Glendale, CA
  • School/District: Glendale Unified School District
  • Description: In the expansion of the program, Glendale Unified School District is seeking for Japanese/English bilingual teachers for the elementary and secondary levels for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates should be able to speak, read, and write in Japanese at a near-native level. We are a dual language immersion program in public schools. Please send your resume to Aya Taylor at if you are interested in.
  • Date Posted: 1/24/2018
  • Level: High School
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • School/Program: Globalize DC
  • Description: Globalize DC is currently looking to hire one to two part-time Japanese language teachers for 2018!  These will be for two growing new programs, an afterschool Japanese program for DC high school students, and an inschool Japanese program in a DC public school.  This is a great and exciting new opportunity, so please share with any who may be interested!
    For more details of Globalize DC's programs and recruitment information, please see this link: Globalize DC.
  • Date Posted: 1/22/2018


  • Level: University
    City: East Lansing, MI
    School: Michigan State University
    Job Summary: (Posting: 472629.)
  • Qualification: Minimum Requirements: Required qualifications are a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, college-level teaching experience, and native or near-native fluency in English and Japanese. The new hire's research and teaching will foreground the relation between the literary, cultural, linguistic, and the digital specific to Japanese culture in the context of investigating the formation and circulation of a global culture mediated by new technologies.  Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with proficiency approaches to language teaching is highly recommended. We seek a person with interpersonal skills and leadership ability.
  • Instruction to Applicant: Please refer to: (Posting: 472629.)
  • Contact: For more information, contact Professor M. Endo Hudson (, Chair of the Japanese Search Committee, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-358 Wells Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.
  • Date Posted: 12/21/2017
  • Level: University
    City: St. Louis, MO
    School: University of Missouri, St. Louis
    Job Summary: The Department of Language and Cultural Studies at the University of Missouri-St Louis is seeking a non-tenure-track, full-time Assistant Teaching Professor of Japanese, effective August 15, 2018. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in language teaching who will help us strengthen and grow our Japanese-language program, which offers a BA in Modern Languages (Japanese) as well as a minor.
  • Instruction to Applicant: For details and to apply, visit this following link (Click the "Faculty" tab, then "Prospective Faculty"):
  • Contact: N/A
  • Date Posted: 12/15/2017


  • Level: University
    City: Ann Arbor, MI
    School: University of Michigan
    Job Summary: The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Fulltime Lecturer I in Japanese language beginning September 1, 2018. Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.
  • Qualification: Applicants should have a Master's degree in a relevant field such as the following: language pedagogy (in Japanese language preferred), second language acquisition, or linguistics.  Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is required; at least two years of experience teaching Japanese at the college/university level is preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates who have solid Japanese linguistic knowledge and are familiar with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies and curriculum development
  • Instruction to Applicant: Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at .  You will be required to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, the names and email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and to provide a link to a 30-minute teaching demonstration video.  You will also have the option to upload self-developed teaching materials and evidence of teaching excellence.  The deadline for application is January 20 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • Contact: Inquiries should be directed to Mayumi Oka (
  • The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affimative Action employer.  Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers' Employee Organization.
  • Date Posted: 12/14/2017


  • Level: University
    City: Walnut, CA
    School: Mt. San Antonio College
    Job Summary: Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA (25 miles outside of Downtown Los Angeles) is looking for an adjunct professor in Japanese for spring 2018.  Interview date to follow (most likely in Nov-Dec).
    Instructions to Applicant: Qualification: Master's in language being taught; or bachelor's in the language being taught and master's in another language or linquistics.  Equivalency: Bachelor's in Japanese or a related discipline (Asian or East Asian Studies, Comparative Literature with specialization in Japanese, Linguistics, Bilingual Education, or TESOL) and four years of documented full-time teaching or other occupational experience directly related to Japanese and native to near-native skill in reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension in Japanese or Master's in any discipline and 30 graduate semester units in Japanese.
  • Contact: Interested candidates should email a CV to: Serena Ott, Mt. San Antonio College, Chair of World Language Department   (909) 274 4568
  • Date Posted: 11/21/2017


  • Level: University
    City: Honolulu, Hawaii
    School: University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Job Summary: The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures,
    invites applications for a Japanese Language Instructor, position number 82952. The initial term
    of appointment for this full-time position will be Academic Year 2018-19, annually renewable
    depending on performance, need and availability of funds. Appointment to begin August 1, 2018.
    Instructions to Applicant: Review of applications will begin November 22, 2017, until position is filled. To apply, see the
    full ad located at: (Work at UH ad)
    Contact: Dr. Robert Huey, Chair; 808-956-7283;
    Date Posted: 10/16/2017


  • Level: University
    City: Gainesville, Florida
    School: University of Florida
    Job Summary: The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Japanese language and culture to begin August 16, 2018. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month non-tenure accruing position.
    Instructions to Applicant: Applications must be submitted on-line at and must include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, 5) a link to a video recording of your recent classroom teaching (YouTube or other streaming sites), and 6) the names and e-mail addresses for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 17, 2017, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
    Contact: Questions may be directed to Dr. Ann Wehmeyer, Chair, Japanese Search Committee, at
    Date Posted: 10/4/2017
  • Level: K-8
    City: Chicago, Illinois
    School: Langston Hughes Elementary School
    Job Summary: We are looking for a Japanese language teacher who possesses a valid Illinois Licence for teaching in Japanese and a passion for children.
    Instructions to Applicant: Please apply for the position through Chicago Public Schools at the following web address: This is a 0.5 or part-time position. Please reach out to Kimbreana Taylor-Goode, Principal at 773-535-5075 if you need additional details. 
    Employer: Chicago Public Schools 
    Work Location: Langston Hughes School, 240 W. 104th ST. , Chicago IL 60628
    Date Posted: 10/3/2017


  • Level: University
    City: San Jose, CA
    School: San Jose City College
    Job Summary: We are looking for a part-time instructor to teach beginner to intermediate level Japanese, using Genki textbooks, in the afternoons (from 3:00pm) starting in spring of 2018. Position will remain open until filled.
  • Instructions to Applicant: Interested applicants may contact Ikuko Fukui at

    Date Posted: 10/2/2017
  • Level: 7 - 12
    City: Indianapolis, Indiana
    School: Harshman Middle School / Arsenal Technical High School
    Job Summary: Harshman Middle School and Arsenal Technical High School are seeking a full-time split between two schools instructor of Japanese, position to begin ASAP.  A degree in Japanese or allied field and beginning or advanced experience are okay.  The position will entail teaching levels 1-4 of Japanese language as well as civilization, culture and literature, either as regularly scheduled classes or directed studies.  Candidates will be expected to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence and a sensitivity to and respect for diverse populations.  Proficient use in Japanese and English is required.
    Application Deadline: Contact Indianapolis Public Schools / Open until filled.
    Instructions to Applicant: Interested candidates should apply at Indianapolis Public Schools or contact Mrs. Julie Bakehorn or James Larkin. or 
    Date Posted: 8/28/2017
  • Level: Middle and High School
    City: Elk Grove, CA
    School: Toby Johnson Middle School and Franklin High School
    Job Summary: Part-time Japanese teaching positions with benefits.  Full-time employment might be possible depending on whether the candidates have additional certifications.  We are looking for candidates with California teaching credentials.  If you or someone you know are interested in getting more information, please contact us as soon as possible.  Students at both schools are eager to start / continue their study of Japanese!  Friendly staff members are looking forward to hearing from you, too.  J
    Application Deadline: None (the sooner the better)
    Instructions to Applicant: Please contact Mr. John Harrigan, Vice Principal at Franklin High School: ,Yukiko Kozuma  World Language Dept., Franklin High School
  • Level: University
    City: New York, NY
    Hunter College of the City University of New York
    Description: Seeking an adjunct Japanese Language Instructor. In order to be considered for the job, applicants need:
    - Native or near-native command of the Japanese language
    - Japanese language teaching experience
    - An MA or current enrollment in an MA program
    An excellent command of English is desired. The instructor will teach one to three classes of JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, or JPN202, using Genki 1 and Genki 2 textbooks,  and will be involved with composing quizzes, organizing events, and other program activities.
    Application Deadline: Until filled
    Instructions to Applicant: Send your CV to


  • Level: High School 9-12
    City: Germantown (Memphis), TN
    Germantown High School (Shelby County Schools)
    Description: Germantown High School is starting a Japanese language program for our students. This is a full time teaching position for Shelby County Schools. This teacher will start out with level one (Japanese I) classes based on enrollment. Teachers have a teaching load of six courses, so the selected candidate will also help monitor an online learning lab until he/she grows the program to fill the entire teaching load. Germantown High School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma, so the selected teacher will be trained in IB language, but will also have the opportunity to add and shape courses based on his/her vision, student interest, and teacher preference. Applicant will be required to either have or be willing to obtain a teaching license. Shelby County Schools can provide further information on licensure in Tennessee for World Language teachers.
    Application Deadline: Until filled
    Instructions to Applicant: Fill out an application at For further inquiry, please email Mr. Barton Thorne, Vice Principal at
  • Level: Elementary
    City: Glendale, CA
    School: Glendale Unified School District (GUSD)
    Job Summary: Seeking Japanese/English bilingual teachers for an elementary school and a middle school. Candidates should be able to speak, read, and write in Japanese at a near-native level. We are a dual language immersion program in public schools.
    Application Deadline: Unknown
    Instructions to Applicant: Please send your resume to Aya Taylor at


  • Level: University
    City: Sacramento, CA
    California State University, Sacramento
    Description: Seeking part-time lecturers for the pool of Japanese teachers.
    Application Deadline: Continuous need for Japanese teachers- please contact directly.
    Information: Click here and contact with any questions.


  • Level: Adult
    City: Los Angeles, CA
    The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
    Description: Seeking part-time lecturers for the pool of Japanese teachers.
    Information: Click here


  • Level: Saturday K-12 plus adult classes
    City: Pasadena, CA
     Mirai Nihongo Gakuin – Pasadena Japanese Language Academy
    Description: Hiring teachers and teaching assistants for summer and fall sessions at a brand new Japanese Language school. The new school will offer Saturday classes with future plans to offer afterschool children’s classes during the week. New and innovative curriculum will provide Japanese language instruction designed for Japanese heritage language learners (JHL) as well as classes designed for students learning Japanese as a foreign language (JFL).
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent teaching experience
    • At least two years of classroom teaching experience
    • Excellent communication skills in both English and Japanese
    Application Deadline: IMMEDIATE
    Information: E-mail a cover letter, your resume and salary requirements to


  • Level: Middle/High School (online)
    City: Lansing, MI
    Michigan Virtual School
    Description: Seeking part-time Japanese online instructors. Must be Michigan certified.
    Application Deadline: Hire year-round
    Information: Click here for the job description. Email Shannon Smith with questions: