Interpretation Instructor


Continuing Education Program

Position Type

Part time (one semester-based contract)

Work Hours

Weekday evening or Saturday classes

Visa Requirement

Applicants must have a valid working visa in Japan (the position does not include visa sponsorship).

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience

Overview of position

The Continuing Education Program at Temple University, Japan Campus (Tokyo), is seeking a qualified and experienced interpreter to teach courses on interpretation. The courses are designed for non-degree-seeking working adults and are typically held on weekday evenings or weekends.

The successful candidate will teach one (or more) Continuing Education courses per semester with a focus on any or all of the following topics:

Teaching Fields

Interpretation Skills

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Interpretation, TESOL, Linguistics, Communications, or related field.
  • Significant teaching/training experience in interpretation.
  • Professional experience as an interpreter in Japan (Japanese to English and English to Japanese).
  • Familiarity with various interpreting techniques and methodologies relevant to the courses.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Send applications to tujjobs@tuj.temple.edu with the following three documents attached:

  1. cover letter,
  2. resume or c.v.,
  3. contact information for two references. 

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

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

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.