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Senior Teaching Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature

SOAS University of London - Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EAL)

Location: London
Salary: £36,699 to £43,110 (full-time equivalent) per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th May 2019
Closes: 28th May 2019
Job Ref: 001772

Part time (28 hours per week – 0.8 FTE)

This post is fixed-term for 36 months

The role and its responsibilities

We are recruiting for a Senior Teaching Fellow on a part-time basis until September 2022. You would be required to convene and teach courses to an agreed number of hours of classroom contact per year, agreed in the light of other responsibilities, and to a maximum of 28 hours per week as well as setting and marking exams. Furthermore, you will act as supervisor for students at undergraduate and Masters’ level and make yourself available for academic advice. You will be expected to engage in pedagogic research and scholarship in support of teaching as well as attending meetings, seminars and teaching fora. Additional teaching-related and administrative duties may also be required.

Skills and experience

Applicants should hold a PhD in modern/contemporary Japanese literature (applicants close to completion will also be considered) and should have evidence of administrative and organisational skills. You should have well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, enabling you to establish and maintain good working relationships with students and staff. Teaching experience in a Higher Education environment, preferably a University is desirable.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Griseldis Kirsch, or 020 7898 4288.

About Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures brings together staff working on China, Japan, Korea and Tibet. Staff research is focused on history, linguistics, literature and cinema and screen studies. All staff have a strong background in at least one language of the region, making the research within the respective disciplines thoroughly grounded within Area Studies.

The research of our members of staff in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures influences the teaching of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies. Furthermore, all members are linked to the respective regional research centres at SOAS.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities. 

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 27 June 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.  

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