Bridge Program Academic Writing Course Instructors (4/30)

Part-time ESL teaching position at Temple University Japan Campus in Tokyo


Job details: 

Academic English Program

Position Type
Part-time (one-semester based contract)

Work hours
Various (please refer to the schedule listed below)

Visa Requirement
This position is 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. Commensurate with experience.

Overview of Positions
The Bridge Program is a 3-tiered entry-level university program for undergraduate students who need additional academic support. This position is for the following courses for the 2019 Summer (May 27 – July 31).

1. Academic Writing (3 meetings per week [2 hrs. 10 min. each]; Mon, Wed, and Fri, 11:30-13:30 or 13:40-15:40):
a. Purpose: This course helps students develop the creative and critical skills to be successful in university-level writing courses. This course coordinates with a dedicated Academic Reading course in the same program level (different instructor).
b. Requirements: Students are expected to write and revise three essays of lengths that vary depending on their level in our program. These essays are either exploratory (non-text-based) or academic (text-based), depending on the level of the course in our program. Students compile these essays into a holistic writing portfolio at the end of the semester for review. Instructors should facilitate the writing of each essay with scaffolded writing assignments such as brainstorming, outlining, paragraph drafting, et cetera.

Primary responsibilities
● Under program guidelines, prepare a syllabus by May 23 (before classes begin)
● Attend our program’s kickoff meeting on May 23 (before classes begin)
● Collaborate and meet with reading instructors periodically
● Follow the program’s direction and the plan outlined on the syllabus as best as possible
● Teach classes (24 meetings in the Summer semester)
● Conference with students during office hours (1 hour per course per week required)
● Give feedback on student work
● Guide students in preparing our program’s holistic writing portfolio, and possibly serve as a writing portfolio reviewer
● Submit midterm grades on June 21 and final grades by July 29

Qualifications & Experience
● Native-level speaker of English
● Master's degree or higher in English, composition, TESOL, or a related field is required; doctorate or ABD preferred
● More than two-years of university teaching experience; knowledge of the U.S. college system is preferred 
● Prefer instructors who can continue to teach this course throughout the year


Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Contact details: 

Application Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send applications to with:

1. a letter of application;
2. a resume or c.v.;
3. contact information for two references.

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