Vacancies for 2019-2020 School Year

Below are confirmed vacancies for the 2019-20 school year.

Substitute Teachers, 2018-2019 School Year

NIS seeks capable teachers to act as substitute teachers to cover for absent colleagues on an occasional basis during the 2018-19 school year. Substitute teachers join our database of cover teachers and can be called either in advance or on the day of need. Payment is based on days/hours worked at a fixed rate. Applicants must be fluent English speakers and have classroom teaching experience and have a flexible schedule which enables them to respond to substitute teacher requests. Candidates must be currently residing in Nagoya within commuting distance from school. Candidates for cover teachers do NOT need to complete the fill application below. Instead please send a resume to


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Application Process for Candidates

The application procedure is as follows:

  1. Download and review in detail the position description including the ‘essential’ and ‘desired' requirements for the position. Please do not apply unless you meet the ‘essential’ requirements listed in the position description. NIS regrets we are not able to reply to applications received from candidates who do not meet these requirements;
  2. Review the other parts of this website – especially the pages ‘Attributes of an NIS Teacher’ and ‘Is NIS the Right Fit?’ pages of this section. You may also wish to view our recent "Inquire Inspire Impact" video on the NIS YouTube page to learn more about our aspirations as a school. You could also search @nagoyais on Twitter to follow our community stories.
  3. If, after having done this, you feel that NIS the right fit for you then we would welcome an application. You can do this by downloading and completing the application form below and sending it, along with a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a short cover-note in the body of the email to  Mark your email 'formal application.' (note that applications for the Whole School Principal for Well-Being should not be completed on the application form. Details for how to apply are given in the position description available for download above)
  4. If however you have any questions of clarification which you would like to ask before completing your formal application, it is fine to send a short mail to with your CV (no more than 2 pages) and your questions.  Mark your email ‘tentative inquiry.’ We will be happy to respond and indicate whether or not we advise you to complete the application form.

Please note:

  • NIS prefers to appoint via face to face interview where possible. Therefore, if you are attending the Search Associates fair in Bangkok (Jan), Hong Kong (Jan) London (Jan) or Cambridge (Jan) or Dubai (Feb)  AND/OR can be available to meet in/near those cities at the time of the fair please send an email to Matthew Parr, Head of School ( indicating your interest and including the words ‘FAIR ATTENDEE’ in the subject header.
  • If you are not attending these venues but still wish to apply, of course your application will still be welcome, however, please understand you may not receive an immediate response/interview request.
  • Please note that while NIS will seek to respond to all application in a timely manner this is not always possible. Should you fail to receive a response within seven days of submitting an application you should feel welcome to make an inquiry into the status of your application. Please allow additional time to respond over the holiday period.

All of us at NIS wish you the very best as you search for the next big opportunity in your international educator career. 


Application Forms


Candidates Beware of Recruiting Scams

NIS will never ask or require teacher candidates to send money for application fees, interview fees, visas, plane tickets or other costs associated with recruitment or moving to Japan. We will not ask potential teachers for information related to bank accounts or other private information. If you have been asked by anyone claiming to be part of NIS, or another international school, to send money to cover such costs, you are probably the target of an elaborate scam. Several good international schools have recently had their web sites cloned, and candidates have been asked to send large amounts of money. All international candidates are urged to be diligent in investigating potential schools during the recruiting process and prior to signing a contract. Use extreme caution if you have been asked for money or private information. - M. Parr, Head of School, NIS


View the most recent school prospectus/profile


Our most recent "Connections" magazine, published April, 2016


This 2-page profile provides data and information about NIS as of Sep. 1, 2017 (PDF)


View the 2018-19 school calendar (PDF).