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Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies

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About the opportunity

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 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.

Japanese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint one Senior Lecturer in Japanese language and culture.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • maintain a research profile compatible with the discipline‚Äôs research programmes through publication and research grant application
  • teach and coordinate undergraduate language units and culture modules in Japanese Studies, including developing materials for teaching and assessment
  • participate in teaching collaboration including team-teaching of undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate units
  • contribute to the supervision and assessment of honours and postgraduate research students in Japanese Studies
  • coordinate and help promote Japanese Studies within the University and in the broader community
  • contribute to academic administration
  • engage in outreach activities for the discipline, the School, and the Faculty
  • work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and take on roles in administration in the discipline and School.

About you

We are looking for a Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies who has:

  • a completed PhD in a relevant field of Japanese Studies
  • native or near native competency in Japanese and English
  • demonstrated experience and commitment to innovative teaching and course development in Japanese language and culture
  • demonstrated experience in teaching Japanese language at all levels
  • demonstrated success in promoting student retention and achieving high levels of competency
  • a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active research program including major research grant applications
  • a record of peer-reviewed publications
  • a demonstrated ability to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and to assume roles in administration and planning in the discipline and School
  • excellent problem-solving, time management, and interpersonal skills.

The following criteria are also desirable:

  • experience developing and implementing innovative digital teaching and assessment methodologies
  • experience of collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and/or research
  • a record of successful honours and HDR student supervision relative to opportunity
  • demonstrated administrative skills.

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