Assistant / Associate Professor of Art History


Undergraduate Program

Position Type

Full-time faculty


Starting from January 2018 (Spring semester 2018) or May 2018 (Summer semester 2018)

Visa Requirement

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is able to sponsor a visa for this position.


In accordance with the pay scale determined and used in this program. Support is also offered for conferences, travel, and other research/creative related expenses.

Overview of Position

Temple University Japan (TUJ) is a branch campus of Philadelphia-based Temple University and has been in Tokyo since 1982. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in English to a broad mix of around 1,200 Japanese and non-Japanese students. Most students are admitted directly to TUJ and complete their degrees in Tokyo. About 8-10% are study abroad students from around the world coming on a semester-long basis. We offer eight full undergraduate majors ranging from Art to Psychological Studies. Our team is international, with 35 full time faculty joined by many part-time adjunct faculty from the professions, business, and the arts.

We seek an experienced instructor who can offer a broad range of art history courses, particularly related to Asia, visual studies. Candidates should be able to teach both survey and upper-level courses, as well as writing-intensive courses. They should also be capable of serving our innovative General Education program. Candidates must have experience teaching in an international and Study Abroad context, particularly in an ESL environment. We also welcome those with wider ranging interests—for example in the cultural politics of contemporary issues. A strong awareness on Gender Studies and Equity issues, as well as a focus upon these issues in the contemporary global cultural context is strongly desired.

The core teaching load is six courses a year, generally two in each of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Other Duties

Candidates must be willing to contribute service to the University and particularly the small art program. We expect our faculty to be active in their creative or research field outside the classroom.

Qualifications & Experiences

  • Ph.D. in Art History
  • A minimum of 3 years of university-level teaching experience
  • A strong record of research and publication and a well-articulated research agenda.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled Please send applications to with:

  1. a letter of application;
  2. a full academic C.V.;
  3. contact information for two references.

Only those applicants who make it past the initial review will be contacted.