Lecturer in International Studies: Languages & Culture

Sydney, Australia
$96,970 to $114,732 per annum
15 Oct 2016
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06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

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Within the Faculty of Arts, the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures offers undergraduate and higher degree research study programs in a broad range of languages and cultures. The Department  also offers a Bachelor of International Studies which includes language and culture study from a range of European and Asian languages, a choice of electives in history, politics and regional studies, as well as a semester abroad, providing students with an international outlook.

The Role 

The Department of International Studies is seeking a suitably qualified academic who has a strong research and teaching record in the area of Japanese Studies. The appointee will lecture and coordinate a number of units in Japanese language and culture and may be required to contribute to other interdisciplinary undergraduate and/or postgraduate units offered in the Department.

In addition, the appointee will actively seek funding for, and make a contribution to, the research activities of the Department of International Studies (including interdisciplinary research as appropriate) and undertake administrative duties as directed.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter.

Essential Criteria:

  • Native speaker competency of Japanese and English
  • PhD in a relevant field of Japanese Studies
  • Demonstrated success in teaching Japanese studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship, which should be evidenced by publications and/or success in attracting research support
  • Demonstrated ability or capacity to supervise higher degree research students
  • Ability to contribute to a collegial environment that fosters and supports the work of others
  • Record of contributing, or capacity to contribute, to administration in a University or professional setting

Salary Package: Level B from $96,970 to $114,732 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term for a period of 3 years

Specific Role Enquiries: A/Professor Ulrike Garde, Head of Department of International Studies at ulrike.garde@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at anne.kumanan@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 6th November 2016 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.