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altTokyo International University of America (Salem, Oregon) announces 3 Senior Instructor positions, starting in January 2017.  These are full-time positions, teaching in the American Studies Program (ASP) of Willamette University, the sister university of Tokyo International University (Kawagoe, Japan).  Two (2) positions are renewable for 3 years, with a possible 1 year extension.  One (1) position is a limited-term contract for one year.  The candidates must hold the MA in TESOL (or closely related major) and have at least 3 years of relevant (higher education) experience. Click here for the full announcement.






TIUA offers many job and volunteer opportunities for Willamette University students. As a student worker you can gain valuable office experience and work with experienced and professional staff. Other positions include being a Summer Resident Assistant or an International Peer Coach, working closely with American Studies Program (ASP) students in their every day experiences at TIUA and WU. Many of these positions are filled on a yearly or semester basis, so if no positions are open now, check back at a later date.

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Academic Tutors -- We currently aren't hiring for next fall, but will be hiring in the fall for spring semester 2018.
TIUA hires Willamette University students as peer academic tutors for American Studies Program (ASP) students in spring, summer and fall semesters. The peer tutors work closely with faculty members to provide a positive and supportive learning environment for students. The peer tutors meet regularly with students outside of class, often in a one-to-one tutoring situation, to help students understand class content and develop better academic English saltkills.
New tutors are generally recruited during spring semester.  At that time, there are information sessions held by current tutors, announcements on Job Cat, and tables in Goudy to announce the opportunities available.  Applications will be posted here when openings become available.
For more information on tutoring positions, Contact Melanie Jipping, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2017 Summer Community Associate (CA) 

altThe Summer Community Associate (CA)—a part-time paid position—is a blend of the Willamette RA residential responsibilities and planning engaging programs throughout the summer. CAs support ASP students to be self-sufficient by creating a positive learning environment during the students’ summer semester. CAs help the students enjoy summer American-style: baseball, BBQ’s, beaches, and Oregon outdoor life. CAs support special summer programs: Explore Japan! Day Camp (Japanese language and culture camp for local children), student groups visiting from Japan, and help ASP students develop and grow. As a CA you will build lifelong friendships with students as you build community in your hall. Working as a CA is an unforgettable experience. You can improve your intercultural skills, sharpen your leadership skills, gain programming experience and have fun doing it!

Application Information Packet (pdf)

Instructions for a Complete Application (pdf)

Note: a single room and a meal plan are provided.


Program Assistant for Two-Week Study Tour Program - Check back in Spring 2018! 

altTIUA welcomes a group of freshmen students from Tokyo International University's School of Language Communication  for a 5-day program in May. We will be hiring WU students to serve as Program Assistants (PA) during this short program.  The position of PA is somewhat similar to a CA.  It also has some components of the Opening Days Leader positions.  You will live in the residence hall and assume the responsibilities that entails, as well as helping the visiting students learn about the WU university-experience and find out about the Salem community. PAs will move in early and undergo cultural training while preparing for the students. This year, this visits take place in June. One group will be here from May 22-26 and a second group from May 29-June 2. We plan to hire one group of PAs who will work both programs.

Position Description (pdf)

Position Application Materials (pdf)


International Program Assistant (IPA)

Work closely with professional TIUA office staff. Duties include general secretarial work, event planning/organizing, cultural programming, video filming/editing, tabulating cultural survey results, and working with ASP students in all aspects of their experience at TIUA/WU.


Position Description (pdf)


altInternational Peer Coach (IPC) - Please check back in Fall 2017

Play an important role in the integration of ASP students into the WU and Salem community. As an IPC leader you will plan trips and events, organize weekly group and one-on-one meetings with ASP students, teach University Policy, and be a mentor and friend to next year's ASP students.

Information and applications for this position will be posted on JobCat when they become available.


For more information on any of the student life positions above, contact Sarah Shinn or Naomi Collette