Lecturer in Japanese

Victoria University of Wellington - School of Languages and Cultures

This position is permanent, full-time and is expected to commence in either February or June 2018.

The appointee will maintain a high quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the School's capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses.

The successful applicant will be involved in administering and teaching Japanese language and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as contributing to some cross-Programme and cross-School courses. They will have native or near-native Japanese language ability as well as strong English language skills. Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.

Areas of research specialisation and teaching competence are open, but should complement and reinforce existing strengths in the Asian Languages and Cultures Programme, as well as enhancing the School's commitment to cross-programme collaboration and interdisciplinarity and the broader research strategies of the University. The successful applicant will contribute to building opportunities for new postgraduate supervision and promoting strategic interdisciplinary research, collaborations, and engagement with stakeholders and the wider community, and foster a productive and collegial environment. While scholars whose interests lie in any discipline of Japanese Studies are urged to apply, applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in Japanese culture and society, popular culture, intercultural communication, and other areas of relevance to the School are particularly welcome.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Stephen Epstein, Director of Asian Languages and Cultures Programme (email: stephen.epstein@vuw.ac.nz or phone: +64 04 463 5703).

Applications close on Monday, 15 January 2018 New Zealand time.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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