Lecturer (Teaching) in Japanese
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Lecturer (Teaching) in Japanese. The appointment will be on a fixed-term basis for 12 months, and we invite applications from those with research expertise in any area of Japanese Studies and demonstrable teaching expertise in Japanese language at all levels. The post is a teaching position; independent research is not part of the role. However, the postholder will be able to participate in the research community of the School. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. At the forefront of our current activity is a programme of decolonisation, in which a commitment to antiracism is accompanied by a commitment to combating all forms of marginalisation in the workplace and classroom. Our goal is to decolonise the School of Modern Languages and Culture in all its aspects, including research and education. .
Along with Chinese, Japanese Studies is a vital area of growth in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures with enrolments demonstrating significant annual increases since its inception. East Asian Studies at Durham overall ranked 5th in 2020 according to league tables compiled by the Complete University guide, contributing to Durham University's top 50 placing for Arts and Humanities in the the Times QS World Rankings.
You will join a team of three research-active colleagues in Japanese and two language teaching specialists. Beyond Japanese Studies, the School has in excess of 100 members of staff, about half of whom are specialist teachers within their discipline.
The ability to teach at an advanced level in English and Japanese is essential.
The post of Lecturer (Teaching) will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy.
The post is for a fixed term of 12 (twelve) months only. It is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term. The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares.
Successful applicants will, ideally be in post by 01 September 2021.
The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.