Director of the Academic Advising Center

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

This Position is in JAPAN. 

The director of the Academic Advising Center at the Japan campus of Temple University is an administrative position that plays a critical role in the undergraduate education mission of TUJ. The director is tasked with refining an academic advising system for undergraduate students that proactively engages students and facilitates their success. The successful candidate will prioritize students, uphold academic standards, supervise all members of the academic advising staff, and maintain efficient operating procedures, including ensuring appropriate use of technology, ongoing staff training, and the delivery of optimal services to students.

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising is possible for candidates with appropriate qualifications, experience, and interest in a broader portfolio. Performs other duties as assigned. 

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 information about TUJ is available at TUJ’s strategic priorities and key objectives are accessible here. TUJ is expanding, financially healthy, and has just hired five new full-time faculty lines for 2022, with additional lines planned for 2023.

TUJ offers undergraduate programs to a broad mix of over 1,800 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 the TUJ campus for a short-term study abroad experience.

In one of the most dynamic cities in the world, TUJ offers ten full undergraduate majors ranging from art to international business to psychological studies. Graduates earn degrees from their Philadelphia Main Campus colleges and departments supported by TUJ’s local team of faculty and staff. TUJ 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 spring semesters (15 weeks) and over a well-enrolled 10-week summer semester.

Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree and at least four years of experience in academic advising or a related area in a higher
education setting providing guidance and direct services to students. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Significant experience with the use of technology, superior organizational skills, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and a documented ability to lead and be part of a student services team
* Excellent communication skills in English
* Knowledge of research-based best practices for student success
* Innovative and student-focused mindset

* PhD or other terminal degree
* Three years of supervisory experience
* Teaching experience and ability to teach courses on student success or in one of TUJ’s academic areas
* Evidence of collaboration with external academic support services, student affairs, and academic affairs

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Location OUTSIDE of PA
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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