Hiroshima is a delightful city, which has risen above – but not forgotten – the horrors of 1945. With six beautiful rivers flowing through it, Hiroshima is called the City of Water. On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb in history was dropped on Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. Since then, however, the City has achieved a remarkable recovery from that devastation and has pursued everlasting peace for mankind.
Hiroshima is a small but spacious city, with many green spaces and riverside walks. The Seto Inland Sea to the south provides an array of small islands to explore as well as the world-famous Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. To the north of the city are the Chugoku mountains, providing excellent hiking and skiing opportunities within a 90-minute drive of the city. A little further afield will take one to the beaches of northern Honshu at places such as Hamada, where camping is readily available. For the sports fan, the city boasts one of Japan’s best soccer teams – Sanfrecce Hiroshima – and a baseball team – Hiroshima Carp – with an incomparable fan base!
With good transport infrastructure in the city and connecting it to the rest of Japan, Hiroshima is a location deserving to be known for more than just its place in twentieth-century world history. It’s a great place to live and work.
Hiroshima International School only employs qualified teachers with at least two years of relevant experience in an accredited school. ‘Qualified’ will normally mean having undertaken a course of initial teacher training of at least one-year duration and which qualifies you to teach in the position applied for in your national system. Experience of the IB programmes is preferred. Applications are welcome from teachers of all nationalities and cultures, but absolute fluency in English is essential.
HIS teaching staff vacancies for August 2020.
- Primary teacher
- Secondary Design Teacher (tentative)
- Secondary Individuals & Societies Teacher (tentative)
Please apply only for the specific, advertised vacancies, including a CV/resume (including contact details of referees) and a letter of application. The letter of application should not repeat the information within your CV/resume but, rather, should explain your philosophy of education and highlight both your strengths as a classroom teacher and what else you would bring to HIS if appointed. All applications should be sent to the Principal.
Due to the high volume of applications received each year, we cannot commit to acknowledging and responding to each application: if you do not hear from HIS within 3 weeks of sending in your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.
• Safe Recruitment and Screening: HIS places a high emphasis on child protection and this is a core component of the recruiting process. Background checks, police clearances are required for all teachers and staff. During the recruitment process, telephone references are taken on all new hires and safeguarding questions are asked explicitly. All staff receives ongoing training in child protection/safeguarding. The HIS Child Protection Policy policy outlines procedures for recognizing, reporting and investigating potential concerns to a child’s safety and welfare.