The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see www.oist.jp) is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.
To provide excellent quality childcare for infants and children of employees and students, OIST is seeking to appoint nursery and preschool teachers for children from the ages of 2 months to 6 years. The teachers will support the children of OIST staff by fostering growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through hands on and interactive play in a creative structured environment by:
Maintaining a safe nursery environment
Guiding infant and child development in social and academic areas
Assessing developmental progress
Creating supplemental work for specialized learning.
Communicating children’s progress with parents
Collaborating with other teachers and administrators
Early Childhood Education certification or equivalent experience
Highly competent English or Japanese Speaker
Excellent communication and organization skills
Effective behavior management skills
Experience with teaching in a multicultural or bilingual classroom environment
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:Relocation, housing and commuting allowances;Annual paid leave and summer holidays;Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ );welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin);worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
About Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a model for change in education and research with the best international graduate students, working side by side with world-class faculty in modern well-equipped laboratories. Beautifully situated on the island of Okinawa, OIST relies on a cross-disciplinary approach, with an emphasis on creativity and exchange, to offer unique, individualized graduate training. OIST is a university with no departments, eliminating artificial barriers between people working in different fields, but many nationalities, with students and faculty being attracted from all over the world. Concentrating initially on Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Physical Sciences, OIST is bringing some of the best brains in the world to Okinawa to transform the way science and education is done in the global academic world.
To provide nursery and early-childhood education for the children of staff, students and faculty of the University, we have established a Child Development Center (CDC). The preschool program of the CDC provides excellent quality nursery care and early c...hildhood education for 70 children in English and Japanese from the ages of 2 months through to 6 years. It is expected that the center will become a leading example of high quality early childhood education in Japan.
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