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

Summer or Fall Semester, 2024

Work Hours

37.5 hours per week

Report to 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience, plus transportation. Support is also offered for conferences, travel, and other research/creative related expenses. Annual bonuses may be possible.

Overview of TUJ 

In the past three years, Temple University, Japan Campus has seen unprecedented growth, including a 75% increase in its undergraduate student population. In the past year, TUJ has hired 25 additional full-time faculty and many new staff members. To support this success, TUJ is creating a new position: the Division Chair. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and supervising both full-time and adjunct faculty, these chairs will be responsible for supervising, organizing, and elevating TUJ’s undergraduate academic programs.

TUJ invites applications for three student-centered full-time Division Chairs to start in the coming year. TUJ chairs are members of the faculty, with an additional administrative contract. TUJ faculty contracts are renewable. In accordance with university standards and Japanese law, an employee is eligible for an indefinite term contract if a fixed-term contract has been renewed one or more times and the employee has more than five years of service.

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. It is ranked in top 90 of all U.S. universities by U.S. News and World Report. 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 70 countries in English in its undergraduate programs, graduate programs (law, business, graduate education), and non-degree programs (continuing education and corporate education). With the exception of language courses, all instruction is conducted in English. 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 continues to expand its workforce.

TUJ offers undergraduate programs to a broad mix of over 2,200 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.

Located in one of the most dynamic cities in the world, TUJ offers thirteen full undergraduate majors ranging from Art to International Business to Psychological Studies. Our faculty and staff are international, with 65 full time faculty joined by experienced administrators and many part-time adjunct faculty from the professions, business, and the arts. TUJ holds classes on the U.S. calendar over the course of a fall semester (15 weeks), spring semester (15 weeks), and a well-enrolled 10-week summer semester.

Overview of Positions

TUJ’s inaugural division chairs will oversee the following clusters of academic programs:

  • Economics (BA), Computer Science (BA and BS), Psychological Studies (BA), Math and Science offerings
  • Political Science (BA), International Affairs (BA), Asian Studies (BA), Japanese (BA), History and World Language offerings
  • Communication Studies (BA), Art (BA)

These supervisory chair positions report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and are responsible for the hiring, mentoring, and review of faculty. They control discretionary budgets and set course schedules. Chairs will assist faculty major coordinators who promote student engagement in their respective majors.

In cooperation with the Associate Dean, Chairs will ensure the assessment and improvement of departmental curricula and instruction. Each Chair will lead strategic planning, program review, and accreditation processes while ensuring compliance with Temple University protocol and policies.

As part of their faculty duties, each chair will teach one course per semester.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Terminal degree in one of the divisions’ academic programs or a related field
  • Five years of full-time faculty employment or at least Associate Professor rank
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Budgetary responsibility and assessment or accreditation experience preferred
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly or creative achievement
  • Commitment to student success and campus community-building
  • TUJ is an English-language workplace, and fluency 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
  3. List of three references with contact information

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.