Instructor of Japanese for Summer Intensive Program

Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF)

Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF) invites applicants for the positions of instructors in its 2018 Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program ( HIF requires highly qualified, proactive instructors who can thrive in intensive teaching and learning environments.

Duration of the 2018 program::
June 12 - August 12, 2018, including the preparatory and final meetings.

Minimum requirements:
- MA in Japanese pedagogy or related field;
- Japanese proficiency at native speaker or near-native level;
- Ability to teach all levels of Japanese language;
- 2 or more years of experience teaching at a university or tertiary institution;
- Ability to work collaboratively with others, by understanding the mission of HIF (“multicultural mutualism”) and the summer program slogan (“smile and a sense of achievement”, see our website for more information).

Working conditions:
- Salary is based on the HIF summer program salary scale.
- Accommodation is provided near HIF headquarters except where applicants are presently located in Hakodate city or its environs.
- Round-trip travel expenses (airfare/JR) between Hakodate and instructor's residence will be reimbursed to the amount of 160,000 yen for overseas residents and actual transportation costs for domestic residents.

Application materials:
Applicants should send the following materials to via email:
- One cover letter, handwritten, in Japanese including a brief summary of your philosophy as a Japanese language instructor and how it contributes to students in a study abroad setting;
- One copy of a CV, which includes your name (in kanji & furigana), date of birth, a 3x4cm photo, and a list of textbooks you have used to teach;
- Two letters of recommendation (in Japanese or English. Please ask your references to directly send a letter to;
- Teaching demonstration video (one class from beginning to end, unedited);
- Two samples of self-made teaching materials (exams, lesson tests, and/or handouts, except course syllabi, two different levels if possible).

Application deadline:
Applications received by January 4, 2018 (Japan Standard Time) will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

For other inquiries, please contact Makiko Osaka, administrative coordinator of the Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program, at

Posting Date: 
October 30, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Job Status: