Adjunct Faculty in Japanese


Undergraduate Program

Position Type

Part-time (one semester-based contract)


Tokyo Campus (Sangen-jaya station)

Visa Requirement

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Fall semester 2024 and Spring semester 2025 with the possibility to continue in subsequent semesters

Salary & Benefits

In accordance with the pay-scale determined and used in the program.

Overview of TUJ and Japanese Major

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 www.tuj.ac.jp. 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 are international, with 68 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.

The Japanese Language major program at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), offers students a unique and immersive undergraduate experience centered around building proficiency in the Japanese language. This four-year program is specifically crafted in a Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) setting, emphasizing both linguistic mastery and a comprehensive understanding of Japanese culture, society, and literature. It prepares students for a range of professional opportunities where proficiency in the Japanese language and a deep understanding of its culture are valuable assets. The Japanese Language major of the Undergraduate Program at Temple University, Japan Campus seeks adjunct instructors of Japanese language for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025. This is one or more part-time, position(s) for one or two course(s) taught in Fall 2024 and Spring 2025, with the possibility of a contract renewal.

Overview of Position

Adjunct Instructors for the following courses:

  • JPNS 1001 Japanese Elements I, 4 Credit Hours.
  • JPNS 1002 Japanese Elements II, 4 Credit Hours.
  • JPNS 2701 Japanese Intermediate I, 4 Credit Hours.
  • JPNS 2702 Japanese Intermediate II, 4 Credit Hours.

Applicants will teach one to two sections of beginning and / or intermediate Japanese (first- and second-year Japanese language) based on the Genki textbook. Courses will be delivered in-person. Each course meets three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) at regularly scheduled class periods. Applicants will have the opportunity to work with students with various majors.
These positions are part-time for the semester, with the possibility to continue teaching in the future. Successful applicants will teach up to two courses per semester.

Qualifications & Experience

Degree Requirements:
MA, ABD, or PhD in Japanese language, Japanese linguistics, second language studies, language education instruction or equivalent. A master's degree is required (all degrees must be conferred by the time of hire).

Minimum Requirements

  • MA or higher degree in Japanese language, linguistics, language acquisition, or related field
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English
  • Basic instructional technology skills, including running Zoom classes and navigating through course management systems such as Canvas
  • Eligibility to work in Japan
  • Experience teaching Japanese language


Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by July 5, 2024 will receive fullest consideration. 
Send applications to tujjobs@tuj.temple.edu with the following four (4) items as attachments:

  1. a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and what appeals to you about the position;
  2. full academic/professional c.v.;
  3. a list of Japanese teaching experience including the name of institutions, courses, levels, textbooks, teaching methodologies.
  4. two references and their contact information (names, titles, institutional affiliations, and email addresses).

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.

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.