Undergraduate Program

Position Type



Tokyo Campus (Sangen-jaya station)

Visa Requirement

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


Desired Start Date: May or August 2024

Salary & Benefits

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. Annual bonuses are possible.

Overview of TUJ and the Tourism and Hospitality Management Major

The newly-created Tourism and Hospitality Management Program at TUJ invites applications for two student-centered full-time faculty members to start in the Summer or Fall of 2024. TUJ faculty contracts are renewable. In accordance with university standards and Japanese law, successful faculty are eligible for a continuing contract after five years.

Based in Philadelphia, Temple University is a public Carnegie-designated R1 research university that ranks in the top 350 of all universities worldwide according to Times Higher Education. With approximately 30,000 students, Temple maintains a multi-campus system extending from Pennsylvania to Rome to Japan.

Established in 1982, the Japan campus of Temple University (TUJ) is a full-service branch campus that educates students from nearly 70 countries in English in its undergraduate programs, graduate programs (law, business, graduate education), and non-degree programs (continuing education and corporate education). TUJ is the oldest and largest branch campus of a foreign university in Japan. More details about TUJ are available at Its strategic priorities and key objectives are accessible here. TUJ has increasing enrollments, is financially healthy, and has plans to hire over a dozen new full-time faculty members this year.

TUJ offers undergraduate programs to a broad mix of over 2,000 Japanese and non-Japanese degree-seeking students who will earn their degrees from Temple University through the Japan campus. Every semester, additional students from Temple’s main campus and other universities converge on our campus for a short-term study abroad experience.

In one of the most dynamic cities in the world, we offer thirteen full undergraduate majors ranging from Art to International Business to Psychological Studies. Our faculty and staff is international, with 64 full time faculty joined by experienced administrators and many part-time adjunct faculty from the professions, business and the arts. TUJ holds classes in the fall and spring semesters (15 weeks) and over a well-enrolled 10-week summer semester.

Tourism and Hospitality Management is TUJ’s newest degree program, offering students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from a global top-ten program. The curriculum is identical to the distinguished program offered on Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia, delivered in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations today. Students will have opportunities to be immersed in various industries in Tokyo and Japan; the curriculum emphasizes experiential education, culminating in an internship in the final semester of the degree.

Overview of Positions

Temple University Japan invites applications for two full-time positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in any specialization within Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM). Faculty members are expected to teach courses across the undergraduate curriculum of THM . Ability to teach General Education courses is desirable. Duties will consist of approximately 50% teaching activities with the remainder split between research and service work. Full-time research-stream faculty are expected to maintain an active and on-going research program. Ability to identify and foster experiential education opportunities through on-site visits, back-of-house tours, and building a network

Qualifications & Experience

  • Terminal degree in Tourism, Recreation, Hospitality, or a related field, to be awarded by start date. Applicants with a Master’s degree are welcome to apply and may be hired at a different rank
  • Teaching excellence at the university level
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work, e.g. research and/or professional publications
  • Industry experience in tourism and hospitality preferred
  • Instruction is in English and fluency in English is required

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately. Send applications to with the following three items as attachments:

  1. a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and what appeals to you about the position
  2. a resume or curriculum vitae with three references and their contact information
  3. a list of courses previously taught, as well as a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach

Indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the email subject box. Also, we would appreciate it very much if you could let us know which website/resource you found out about this position.

Temple University, Japan Campus is committed to equal opportunity employment, and to increase diversity and inclusivity in both its community and curricula. All qualified applicants shall receive full and equal consideration for employment. The university does not discriminate against candidates and employees because of their disability, sex, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other protected status under the law. Candidates who can contribute to the institution's goals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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