Lecturer in Japanese Studies
School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Work with collaborative and supportive colleagues
- Located at our Camperdown campus
- Continuing, Academic Level B, $123K - $146K (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)
About the opportunity
The Department of Japanese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Japanese language and culture, with specialisation in sociocultural approaches to language and/or translation studies. The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation for new appointees.
In this role you will:
- Contribute to core units in the Japanese Studies major including developing and teaching Japanese language classes at different levels
- Make an active contribution to interdisciplinary teaching by developing elective units for inclusion in at least one of the following majors: Japanese Studies, Asian Studies, International and Comparative Literature, and/or in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Multilingual Translation) degree. Areas of focus should reflect the applicants’ area of expertise, highlighting the close link between interdisciplinary teaching and research encouraged within the School
- Maintain a research profile compatible with the Department’s research programmes through publication and research grant application
- Supervise honours and postgraduate research students in Japanese Studies
- Work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and take initiative in coordinating and mentoring at the appropriate level.
- Take on roles in administration in the Department and School.
- Engage in outreach activities to promote Japanese studies within the University and in the broader community
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Japanese Studies who has:
- A completed PhD in Japanese Studies or a relevant discipline
- native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English
- a strong record of peer-reviewed publications relative to opportunity
- evidence of research grant applications, relative to opportunity
- demonstrated experience and commitment to innovative teaching and course development of Japanese language and studies at different levels
- demonstrated success in promoting student retention and achieving high levels of language competency
- evidence of capacity to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and assume roles in academic administration.
There are also desirable criteria for appointment.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a Centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8300 academic and non-academic staff who support over 67,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2332/1118C to apply.
Closing date: 11:30 pm, 9 January 2019 (Sydney time)
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.