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Assistant Professor of Production Track (Communication Studies)
Temple University, Japan Campus

Date Posted Jun. 24, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Production Track (Communication Studies)
University Temple University, Japan Campus
Tokyo , Tokyo, Japan
Department Undergraduate Communication Studies
Application Deadline Aug. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Spring or Summer of 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Film/Video


Assistant Professor of Production Track (Communication Studies)


Japan campus (Tokyo) of Temple University (Pennsylvania, USA)


Undergraduate Communication Studies




Spring or Summer 2023


Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) can sponsor a visa for this position.


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 Communication Studies Program at TUJ invites applications for a student-centered full-time faculty member to start in the spring or summer of 2023. TUJ faculty contracts are renewable. In accordance with university standards and Japanese law, faculty may be eligible for a continuing contract after five years.

The position is ideally filled by a digital filmmaker emphasizing audio-visual storytelling that examines contemporary issues. Areas of expertise for the position include, but are not limited to, narrative filmmaking, virtual/augmented reality, and documentary. A solid knowledge of editing and sound recording is strongly desired. The position requires a teacher who can develop students into productive and meaningful storytellers. Secondary disciplines such as media studies and scriptwriting are desired.

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 35,000 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 60 countries in English in its undergraduate programs, graduate programs (law, business, graduate education) and non-degree programs (academic English program, 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 here. Its strategic priorities and key objectives are accessible here. TUJ is expanding, financially healthy, and has just added five new full-time faculty lines for 2022, with additional lines (including this one) planned for 2023.

TUJ offers undergraduate programs to a broad mix of 1,600 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 ten full undergraduate majors ranging from Art to International Business to Psychological Studies. Our faculty and staff is international, with 37 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 sSpring semesters (15 weeks) and over a well-enrolled 10-week summer semester.


TUJ is seeking to hire a full-time assistant professor in production. Courses include but are not limited to the following

  1. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced digital filmmaking
  2. Non-linear editing and sound
  3. Critical study courses with emphasis in media analysis and aesthetics


  • PhD or terminal degree (MFA) in a relevant field
  • Professional experience and skills in digital filmmaking, including editing and sound
  • Experience and excellence in teaching
  • Fluency in English
  • Commitment to students and their success
  • Interest and/or experience with Japanese media preferred
  • Actively engaged in creative works preferred
  • International experience preferred


Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by August 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. Send applications to with

  1. a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and what appeals to you about the position
  2. a resume or curriculum vitae with two references and their contact information

  3. samples of creative work

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 from which website/resource you found out about this position.

Temple University, Japan Campus is committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Temple University, Japan Campus
    1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku
    , Tokyo 154-0004
  • +21-3--5441-9800


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