Assistant Professor, International Affairs/Political Science

Temple University, Japan Campus

Position description

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

The International Affairs and Political Science Programs at TUJ invite applications for a student-centered full-time faculty member to start in the Summer or Fall 2022. TUJ faculty contracts are renewable. In accordance with university standards and Japanese law, successful faculty are eligible for a continuing contract after five years.

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 37,000 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 over 3,500 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 generally available at Its strategic priorities and key objectives are accessible here. TUJ is expanding, financially healthy, and looking to add seven new full-time faculty lines.

TUJ offers undergraduate programs to a broad mix of nearly 1,500 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 will converge on our campus for a short-term study abroad experience.

In one of the most dynamic cities in the world, we offer ten full undergraduate majors ranging from Art to International Business to Psychological Studies. Our team is international, with 32 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 successful candidate will teach a broad range of courses that contribute to both the International Affairs and Political Science majors at TUJ. Details on these majors are available here:

It is essential that applicants have the ability to teach courses related to East Asian politics. They should also be equipped to teach a course providing an introduction to International Relations, as well as an upper-level “Capstone” seminar that will appeal to TUJ students and stretch their analytical abilities.


  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in a relevant field
  • Experience and excellence in teaching
  • Commitment to students and their success
  • Fluency in English required
  • A solid record of research, a strong publication profile and an on-going research agenda preferred
  • International experience preferred

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