Writing Instructor


Undergraduate Program

Position Type

Full-time faculty


Starting from September 2020 (Fall semester 2020)

Visa Requirement

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is able to sponsor a visa for this position.


In accordance with the pay scale determined and used in this program. Support is also offered for academic conferences, travel, and other research/creative related expenses.

Overview of Position

Temple University, Japan Campus is a branch campus Temple University in Philadelphia and has been in Tokyo since 1982. Undergraduate and graduate programs in English are offered to a broad mix of Japanese and non-Japanese students. Most students are admitted directly to Temple Japan and complete their degrees in Tokyo while others are study abroad students from around the world coming for one semester. TUJ offers ten undergraduate majors ranging from Art to Psychological Studies. Faculty is international and from the professions, business, and the arts. Temple Japan holds classes in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

The First Year Writing Program invites applications for two full-time writing instructor positions to begin in fall 2020.

The First Year Writing Program is committed to excellence in teaching and to professional development. We are seeking experienced writing instructors who can fully commit to the program to carry out responsibilities primarily in curriculum and instruction. We invite applications from individuals who are passionate about teaching writing, knowledgeable of effective methods of teaching writing skills and demonstrate successful college teaching experience, and are active researchers or have a strong interest in conducting research in the field. Successful candidates will be creative, charismatic and energetic, and possess excellent communication and teamwork skills in order to work effectively in a collegiate setting.

Teaching Assignments

  • Introduction to Academic Discourse
  • Introduction to Academic Discourse ESL
  • Analytical Reading and Writing
  • Analytical Reading and Writing ESL
  • The typical teaching load is 2:2:2 for full-time faculty

Other Duties

  • Creating new curriculums for Introduction to Academic Discourse and Analytical Reading and Writing
  • Developing instructional materials for the courses
  • Coordinating curriculum and instruction with FYWP faculty
  • Mentoring new FYWP instructors
  • Conducting workshops for FYWP and other faculty teaching writing
  • Conducting classroom research to improve student learning and presenting at conferences
  • Keeping up with the current literature on teaching writing and keeping the program informed
  • Contributing to promoting Writing Across the Curriculum efforts in the university
  • Fulfilling other university service duties, particularly through participation in faculty committees

Qualifications and Experience

  1. A Master's degree in Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or another closely related field is required; a Ph.D., Ed.D. or a terminal degree in these fields is preferred
  2. Must have at least three years of successful experience teaching freshmen composition to both multi- and monolingual students in a U.S. university setting
  3. Knowledgeable of contemporary approaches to teaching academic writing and experienced in effective classroom pedagogy
  4. At least three scholarly publications/presentations are preferred

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please send applications to tujjobs@tuj.temple.edu with:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A full academic C.V.
  3. A teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, representative syllabus, assignments, samples of teaching materials developed, and student or teaching evaluations at the university level – all in one attachment)
  4. Two letters of reference
  5. Selected research publications/presentations (link or document)

Please 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. Thank you.

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