Bridge Program Instructors for Writing/Reading Courses (4/10)

Part-time ESL Instructor Opening at Temple University, Japan Campus in Tokyo


Job details: 

Bridge Program Instructors for Writing/Reading Courses

Academic English Program

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

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 Position
The Bridge Program is a 3-tiered entry-level university program for non-native English-speaking undergraduate students who need additional academic and linguistic support before matriculation. We are looking for instructors to teach one or more academic writing and reading courses for 2020 Summer. These courses run from May 25 through July 17. Some courses meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; others meet every Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are scheduled at some time between 8:40 and 19:45. 

Students in these classes write 3 essays, each of which goes through 3 drafts. All of this writing is compiled into a holistic writing portfolio that is then graded by anonymous readers at the end of the semester. All writing teachers take part in this holistic portfolio grading period running from July 17 through July 30. This assignment can be completed on the instructor’s own schedule, meaning one might finish all duties well before July 30.

The syllabus for this course will be set; instructors will not need to prepare a syllabus of their own. In accordance, instructors of these courses should be ready and willing to teach the texts prepared by the academic coordinator.

Please see more information at this link:

Primary responsibilities
• Attend our program’s kickoff meeting on Thursday, May 21 (before classes begin)
• Collaborate and meet with the program’s academic coordinator periodically
• Effectively teach American academic English writing skills; effectively teach reading skills for comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of ideas and arguments
• Conference with students during office hours (1 hour per course per week required)
• Give feedback on student work

Qualifications & Experiences
• Master's degree or higher in English, creative writing, philosophy, or another related field; ABD or doctorate preferred.
• Native-level proficiency speaker of English
• More than two years of university teaching experience preferred
• Knowledge of the U.S. college system preferred

Friday, April 10, 2020
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Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please 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. 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.