Please give us a brief description of your organization, business and key services.
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), was established in 1982 as an international campus of Temple University, located in Pennsylvania in the U.S. As the first and largest foreign university in Japan, TUJ was designated the first “Foreign University, Japan Campus” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2005. All classes at TUJ are taught in English, and the curriculum, credits and degrees offered are the same as those of the main campus. Besides undergraduate and graduate studies (Masters and Doctoral programs in TESOL, Law School and MBA), to accommodate a broad demand for international education, TUJ has expanded its programs to non-credit Academic English and Continuing Education. Including the participants in the Corporate Education programs, TUJ is a home for around 3,000 learners from over 60 different countries.
Please refer to our HP for more information: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/about/index.html
What type of people are you currently looking for? What are your main selection criteria? Is it essential to be bilingual for most positions?
TUJ recruit both faculty and office staff. The search committee is in charge of selecting candidates for faculty positions and the Human Resources department is in charge of recruiting staff members. Since all classes are taught in English (except Japanese language courses), native level English is required for teaching positions. For staff positions, though the required level of English depends on the position, to be bilingual and bicultural is essential for all positions.
How would you describe your current team/staff and atmosphere at work?
Though the atmosphere will vary depending on the department, our overall atmosphere is probably a little different from that of corporate entities. Students are customers at TUJ and we are given the task of educating, coaching and guiding them. Our underlying goal is to provide them with the knowledge experience for them to become worldwide leaders for their generation. In this respect both faculty and office staff work closely to create the best nurturing environment for students.
What kind of benefits and opportunities can candidates expect to receive by joining your organization?
>We offer tuition remission benefits to employees (100%) and their immediate family members (spouse and dependent children, 50-100%) for courses and programs here at TUJ.
Describe your growth and expansion in Japan over the past few years. What expectations do you have for 2010?
Undergraduate enrollment has doubled over the past 10 years. In order to keep up with this growth, we expanded our facilities and now use two buildings: Azabu Hall and Mita Hall is for classes. We have one separate building / office for our staff.
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