Lecturer in Japanese Studies

Sydney, Australia
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Japanese Studies
  • Supportive and dedicated team
  • Full-time, continuing

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

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. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

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 contribute to a discipline with a strong collaborative culture. 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.


  • Native speaker competency of Japanese and English;
  • PhD in a relevant field of Japanese Studies;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching Japanese language studies at undergraduate level including the ability to independently develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Experience with or strong interest in online delivery and associated learning technologies for both blended and distance learning;
  • Demonstrated success in applying research-integrated approaches to teaching and learning in teaching Japanese studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Demonstrated experience in research/scholarship, particularly in the area of second language acquisition, language teaching, translation studies or Applied Linguistics. This experience must be evidenced by peer-reviewed 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 actively contribute to Department or Faculty committees or strategic projects.

Salary Package: From $99,879 to $118,174 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing position

Enquiries: Associate Professor Ulrike Garde, Head of Department of International Studies at ulrike.garde@mq.edu.au

Applications Close:  Friday 1st December 2017 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.