Lecturer in East Asian Studies (Teaching & Scholarship Focused)

University of Kent - School of European Culture & Languages (Religious Studies)

Do you have the ability to teach Chinese and Japanese traditions (especially Shinto in the case of Japan) at undergraduate level? Are you an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who is willing to teach in other areas covered by the Department of Religious Studies?

The School of European Culture and Languages is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in East Asian Studies (Teaching and Scholarship) on a full time, fixed term basis until 31/07/2020 to join the department as a dynamic colleague capable of effective teamwork.

As a Lecturer in East Asian Studies you will:

  • teach and convene modules in Asian Studies and Religious Studies at undergraduate level and to contribute to curriculum development in these areas;
  • undertake module and programme administration and examining;
  • engage in subject, professional and pedagogical research to support teaching activities.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area;
  • demonstrable expertise in Chinese and Japanese traditions and expertise in teaching Asian Studies/Religious Studies;
  • the ability to conduct high-quality scholarship in area of expertise;
  • a commitment to public engagement and impact activities.

The School of European Culture and Languages is a multidisciplinary school and one of the largest at the University of Kent. Comprising six departments, the School embraces Classical and Archaeological Studies (including Ancient History), Comparative Literature, English Language and Linguistics, the Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic Studies, and Italian), Philosophy, and Religious Studies, as well as programmes in Asian Studies and World Literature. It plays a major role in the University’s mission to be the ‘UK’s European university’, and prides itself on a strong sense of academic community.

With the aim of embedding equal opportunities for women within its working practices, the School has recently signed up to the Athena SWAN Charter for women in academia.

Further Information
Closing date: 5th November 2017
Interviews are to be held: 7 December 2017.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM0819.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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