Undergraduate Program

Position type

Part-time (one semester-based contract)

Visa Requirement

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Spring semester 2023 [January 16 – April 26, 2023 (Contract Period: January 9 - May 3)] with the possibility to continue in the following semesters

Salary & Benefits

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

Overview of TUJ’s Japanese Language Major and Position(s)

The Japanese Language major of the Undergraduate Program at Temple University, Japan Campus seeks adjunct instructors of Japanese language for the spring semester 2023. This is two part-time, position(s) for one or two course(s) taught in spring 2023, January 25 – May 25, 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 can be delivered in-person or via Zoom online synchronous instruction. Each course meets three days per week 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 one or two courses per semester.

Qualifications & Experiences

Degree Requirements:

MA, ABD, or Ph.D. 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. Send applications to with:

  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.