University Program

Fall 2023 Now Recruiting - Overseas Candidates Welcome!

We are accepting applications for teaching positions: Calling all candidates willing to come to Japan or living here already!

Please read the Application Information for the Fall 2023 Term for more details.

We are also looking for back-up instructors who are willing to be put on a waiting list for the Spring 2023 term.


Compensation and Benefits


  • Starting from ¥260,000 per month for those with less than 499 hours of classroom teaching experience and a teaching certificate or credentials/qualifications
  • Starting from ¥275,000 per month or more for those with 500+ hours of classroom teaching experience and a teaching certificate or credentials/qualifications, or 1000+ hours of classroom teaching experience in lieu of teaching certificates or credentials/qualifications

*Note: Compensation is based on an hourly rate of pay. Exact monthly earnings fluctuate but over the course of a contract period average out to the figures listed above.

We value the importance of teacher professional development and give as much support as possible to highly motivated teachers.

Flight Reimbursement

Westgate can subsidize flights for our instructors for up to US $1200 (US $600 for an inbound flight ticket + US $600 for an outbound flight ticket). Details of Westgate's flight policies and the conditions for reimbursement would be provided to successful applicants at the same time as the contract offer.

Medical Insurance

All Westgate instructors are required to enroll in a Japanese government-sponsored medical insurance program (National Health Insurance). It covers 70% of total medical expenses, including pre-existing medical conditions. However, it does not cover the following medical-related expenses: medical checkups, immunizations, normal childbirth delivery, abortions, in-hospital meals, any illnesses or injuries resulting from fighting or drunkenness, and cosmetic surgery. In addition, instructors older than 40 years of age are required to join Japan's Nursing Care Insurance. The municipality in which you reside will determine the monthly National Health Insurance premium, based upon the instructor's annual gross income from the prior year, and the number of dependents. The monthly premium may be deducted from the instructor's compensation.

Employment Insurance

If you expect to be employed for more than 30 consecutive days, you are required to enroll in the Japanese Employment Insurance System (Employment Insurance). Westgate is responsible for deducting the mandatory Employment Insurance premiums from your monthly salary/wage payment.

Workers' Compensation Insurance

If you are injured as a result of an accident at work or in conjunction with work-related business, you will be covered by Westgate's Worker's Compensation Insurance Policy. Worker's Compensation premiums are paid by Westgate. Instructors are required to report incidents and all related details to their supervisors immediately.

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