Employment at HIS

As an international school, HIS seeks teachers who hold a valid teaching certificate, have experience teaching in international schools, and have experience teaching in their grade and subject area. HIS is a Reggio Emilia-inspired, International Primary Curriculum and International Middle Years Curriculum school. The Advanced Placement program is a defining part of the high school curriculum.

As a highly collaborative teaching environment, we look for teachers who bring a collaborative spirit to working with colleagues, a willingness to work with students from diverse backgrounds, an interest in participating in school activities and sports, and a readiness to be a part of helping HIS achieve its goals in areas of curriculum. As outdoor education is main feature of our school's program, we also seek teachers who are both interested in and have developed skills in this area. 

We have many applicants each year and cannot respond personally to all of them; we will respond to candidates who most closely meet our potential needs and we will keep those candidates' resumes on file. The HIS salary and benefits package is competitive within Japan and Asia.

Hokkaido is an exceptionally beautiful place to live, and many of our teachers enjoy outdoor recreation including hiking, camping, fishing, and winter sports including skiing and snowboarding.

HIS partners with Search Associates and is in the process of filling openings for 22-23 using that platform; if you have questions please contact us at his@his.ac.jp

How to Apply

If interested in working at HIS, please see details on our Search Associates page or reach out to us at his@his.ac.jp. 

**Note - HIS is committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all incoming/departing employees and believes that their and the school’s interests are served best through the issue/receipt of letters of reference vs letters of recommendation.

Current Open Positions at HIS

New open positions at HIS Sapporo

There are currently no openings.

New open positions at HIS Niseko school. 

HIS Niseko is seeking qualified substitute teachers able to provide classroom support and instruction during teacher absences. Priority candidates will have native or highly proficient English language skills, teacher certification and/or comparable experiences working with students in the primary or secondary grades. Interested candidates please email your resume to Dr. Victoria Spagnoli, HIS Niseko Principal, at vspagnoli@his.ac.jp. We look forward to hearing from you!


HIS Curricular Commitments

As a professional learning community, HIS has incorporated the following aspects of education as defining components of who we are. Incoming teachers are expected to be professional upholders of these commitments through ongoing professional development in these areas and through instructional methodology and participation that incorporates and supports these agreements.

HIS is committed to:

  • Being a data-informed school which seeks to improve student achievement through the use of in-house and external data collections.
  • Providing greater learning opportunities through multiage classrooms.
  • Supporting the individual needs of students through differentiated instruction.
  • Providing well-rounded and highly professional units of study through collaborative planning.
  • Maintaining a professional staff that is integrally involved in the ongoing process of curricular development.
  • The implementation of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) as the cornerstone of collaborative instruction.
  • The alignment of the secondary program with AP and AP offerings.
  • Offering students academic challenges through the existence of “Honors Level” work in each secondary class.
  • Providing support to English language learners through the integration of ELL instructional techniques and collaborative planning with the ELL department and the creation of “Developing” work in each class.
  • Teaching reading and writing through the Units of Study, Reading Pathways and Writing Pathways Workshop approach developed by Lucy Calkins.  
  • The integration and mainstreaming of ELL students into the classroom with collaborative support from ELL teachers.

Hokkaido International School
1-55, 5 jo 19 chome
Hiragishi, Toyohira-Ku
Sapporo, Japan 062-0935

How To Contact Us
Email: tschlosser@his.ac.jp 
Phone: (81) 11-816-5000

School Hours
Monday-Friday: 08:30 – 15:30

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