Undergraduate Bridge Program

Position Type

Part-time (one-semester based contract)


Tokyo Campus (Sangen-jaya station)

Work hours

See below

Visa Requirement

These positions are only available to applicants who are eligible to work in Japan (the position does not include visa sponsorship).

Salary & Benefits

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

Overview of TUJ and Undergraduate

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 60 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, Strategic Priorities & Key Objectives. 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 2,200 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.

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 69 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.

Overview of Position

The Bridge Program is a 3-tiered entry-level university program for conditionally accepted undergraduate students who need additional English language support and skill-building before matriculation.

We have a need for instructors for English language learning courses in the areas of speaking and writing for 2024 Summer. These courses run from May 27 through July 22. Speaking courses (capped at 24 students) meet every Monday, Wednesday, AND Friday for a total of 24 90-minute sessions. Writing courses (capped at 12 students) meet every Tuesday AND Thursday for a total of 16 180-minute sessions.

The syllabi for these courses will be set in terms of format, learning outcomes, course objectives, and types of assignments. However, course calendars and specific assignments or lesson plans will not be provided in full; instructors are responsible for the majority of their own course preparation in conversation with the program’s Director.

Please see more information at these links:
Bridge Program (Conditional Admission)
TUJ Bridge Program 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Attend orientation meetings before the semester begins (approximately 2 hours)
  • Collaborate and meet with the program’s academic coordinator periodically
  • Effectively teach English for American academic purposes
  • Conference with students during office hours (1 hour per course per week required)
  • Give feedback on student work
  • Submit qualitative comments on each student’s progress at the end of the semester (in lieu of a standard letter grade submission)

Qualifications & Experiences

  • Master's degree or higher in English, TESOL, or another directly applicable and relevant field; ABD or doctorate preferred.
  • Native-level speaker of English
  • More than two years of university teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the U.S. college system preferred

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send applications to with the following four 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. two references and their contact information.

Please 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.