Application Closed


2021-2023 Position

Application Materials
Application Process and Calendar
(2021 – 2023 Gottschalk Teacher of English)

To Apply:

Email to all four of the following items in a single email message:

  • A completed Kobe College Information Blank

  • Two essays (instructions in the Information Blank)

  • A resume

  • College transcripts (unofficial copies accepted)     


Alternative method:

Mail the above four items to KCC Japan Education Exchange,

540 W Frontage Rd, Suite 3335, Northfield, IL 60093.



 Application Deadline.

Semi-finalist candidates are selected and contacted on the following day for phone interviews to    take place within the 10-day period following.

Reference sources for the semi-finalists are contacted to complete and return the reference questionnaires.

Reference Questionnaires return Deadline.                                                                            



Application and phone interview assessments completed. 

Finalists are selected. Office manager notifies them the following day and begins scheduling the finalist interviews.

Selection Interviews of the Finalists in Chicago, IL (situations permitting), or on Zoom.



Complete Finalists Application Packets are forwarded to Kobe College.



The Committee’s Finalists Interview Reports are e-mailed to Kobe College.



Kobe College Board of Trustees makes official the hiring decision of the 2021 Gottschalk teacher. 

Kobe College Chancellor’s office will extend the offer of employment to the selected candidate on the following day.

Important Dates:

July 12, 2020

July 20, 2020

July 28, 2020

August 2, 2020

August 21-23, 2020

August 24, 2020

August 29, 2020

September 30, 2020

Before applying:

Please note the qualifications before applying:


  • B.A. degree with appropriate coursework.  Major in English or Education preferred.

  • TESOL certification and large classroom teaching experience preferred and strongly recommended.

  • Speaker of standard American English with strong grammar and writing skills.