Assistant Lecturer (Teaching) in Japanese Studies (Part Time)
This post is fixed-term ending 31 May 2022 and part-time 24.5 hours per week (0.7 FTE) and therefore the salary is pro-rata to the salary shown. The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual full time Assistant Lecturer (Teaching) in Japanese.
The post will be 0.7 FTE. It will commence on 01 September 2021 and end on 31 May 2022. The post-holder's duties will focus primarily on the delivery of intensive language teaching in Japanese language (12 hrs/week) to students registered for the BA in Japanese Studies in their third year, as a substitute for those who are unable to go abroad as normally planned. Where necessary, teaching on the core Japanese language curriculum at all levels may also be required. The successful candidate will also engage in duties involving assessment, course documentation, quality assurance and materials development.
The School is one of the largest and most successful Schools of Modern Languages in the UK bringing together research in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese and Russian Studies. It is consistently ranked in the top five in national league tables, such as the Complete University Guide. The School's reach spans Europe, the Arab world, Russophone Eurasia, Hispanic America, and East Asia, and their mutual socio-cultural, intellectual and linguistic relations.
The School federates expertise to generate innovative research practices and activities that cross historical, geographical and methodological boundaries. Its research focuses on the transnational study of literatures, cultures and histories. Translation - understood in its broad sense of transmission, interpretation and sharing of languages, ideas and histories - underpins the School's collective practices.
The School has particular strengths in medieval and early modern Studies, visual arts and culture and the relationship between the sciences and the humanities, with further strong research interests in 19th to 21st century literature and culture, textual scholarship, gender and sexuality studies, critical and cultural theory, travel literature, creative writing, and translation. The School's forward-thinking research agenda was recently highlighted in its major conference Our Uncommon Ground, held in Durham in 2018. This conference brought together speakers from across the world to articulate and embrace the values of a discipline equipped to study cultures and their interactions in historical perspective.
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.
More detailed information is available from https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/modern-languages-cultures/undergraduate-study/language-areas/japanese-studies/ and related pages.