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Associate Lecturer / Lecturer - Japanese Studies - School of Humanities and Languages

Sydney, Australia
$85,305 - $119,440 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

Job no: 523833
Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer, Associate Lecturer

  • Employment Type:  Full time – 35 hours per week.
  • Duration:  2-year convertible tenure track
  • Remuneration: Level A from $85,305 and Level B from $119,440 + 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington Campus, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)

Why Your Role Matters:

UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF, Level A/B) enable academics to specialise in education, devoting their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. As an education focussed Associate Lecturer/ Lecturer you will successfully drive educational excellence within the university’s teaching and learning communities.

As a teaching and research Lecturer (Level B) you will carry out activities to develop your scholarly research and professional activities both nationally and internationally and to contribute significantly to achieving the teaching and service missions of the School and Faculty

The role of Associate Lecturer/Lecturer reports to Head of School and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

Skills and Experience required as an Education Focused – Associate Lecturer -

  • tertiary qualification or PhD or near completion in a related discipline and relevant work experience;
  • Native or near-native abilities in Japanese language;
  • Experience in teaching Japanese at the tertiary level across beginner to advanced courses;
  • Proficiency in teaching all levels of Japanese language courses
  • Actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and developments
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for teaching and learning design, development and/or delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level

Level B -

  • Evidence of and/or preparedness to undertake professional development of teaching practice
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Skills and Experience required as a Teaching and Research – Lecturer –

  • A PhD or near completion in Japanese studies or a discipline relevant to this position;
  • Native or near-native abilities in Japanese language;
  • Experience in teaching Japanese at the tertiary level across beginner to advanced courses;
  • A record of research outputs commensurate with opportunity;
  • Experience in engagement with the academic and teaching community of Japanese studies and language in Sydney and Australia (desirable)
  • Experience in engagement with the local Japanese community (desirable)
  • Actively stays up to date with discipline knowledge and developments

To learn more about this position, and view the comprehensive skills and criteria list, a copy of the Position Description can be found below.

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. We’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The School of Humanities and Languages is one of Australia’s leading centres of teaching and research excellence in humanities and languages. Our mission is to educate our students to become global citizens through critical thinking skills, historical, cultural and linguistic understanding, language learning, and an informed engagement with the world.

Our approach to teaching and research is interdisciplinary, multilingual and global. Our teachers are among the most appreciated by students across UNSW and provide the critical skills, historical perspectives, language proficiency, and sociocultural and environmental insights that equip you for a thriving career with a global perspective.

Through all our activities, we aim to engage with traditions and communities, enhance knowledge and practice, and enable positive social change.

Benefits and Culture:

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc) 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments 
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period 
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

For further details on the benefits, please visit

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the Sunday 5th May 2024 at 9am.

A copy of the Position Description can be found below this job on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch:

Persa Tzakis

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


UNSW Australia’s aspiration for the next decade is to be Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

Over the last 66 years UNSW has made contributions across the spectrum of science and the humanities. Among many achievements, UNSW has led via transformative social policy and public law and has contributed hugely to the cultural, artistic and intellectual life of our community, while also pioneering the global development of solar energy technologies, helping to control devastating epidemics such as HIV, developing new therapies for depression and anxiety, and making previously unimaginable breakthroughs in quantum computing.

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, it is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are the Art & Design campus in the Sydney suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australia Defence Force Academy.

In addition to UNSW Canberra at ADFA, UNSW has eight Faculties -  Art & Design; Arts & Social Sciences; Built Environment; Business School; Engineering; Law; Medicine; and Science  – which  offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

UNSW prides itself on the calibre of its people, from internationally recognised academic leaders in their field to talented professionals providing technical expertise and infrastructure. Working at UNSW, you will collaborate with highly talented people and have an opportunity to learn from the best.

To find out more about UNSW and our 2025 strategy visit our website.

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