Job Opening: Japanese Studies, Lecturer (equivalent Assistant Professor)

Institution: Newcastle University, School of Modern Languages
Location:   United Kingdom
Position:   Assistant Professor, Lecturer in Japanese Studies (equivalent Assistant Professor tenure-track)

Lecturer in Japanese Studies (equivalent Assistant Professor tenure-track)

Ref B511A (SML)
Faculty/Services Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Department School of Modern Languages
Job Type Academic (non-clinical)
Hours of Work Full time

Salary:
Lecturer Grade F:  GBP 31,948 – 35,938
Lecturer Grade G:  GBP 37,012 – 44,166 (with potential progression to
49,689)

Closing Date:      8 July 2012

The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Japanese Studies. You will have outstanding research potential, a clear research agenda, native or near-native competence in Japanese and English, and relevant teaching experience. The post is tenable from September 2012.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of School, Dr. Elizabeth Andersen (tel: [00 44] + 191 222 7521; e-mail e.a.andersen@ncl.ac.uk), to the Head of the East Asian Studies section, Dr. Joanne Smith Finley (tel: [00 44] + 191 222 7485; e-mail: j.smithfinley@ncl.ac.uk).

ACADEMIC JOB DETAILS
School of Modern Languages
Lecturer in Japanese Studies
Grade: F/G Vacancy Ref: B511A

Academic Job Summary
The University has developed Academic Job Summary Guidance which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform. Academic staff are not expected to be discharging all of the activities all of the time and the actual duties and activities that academic staff are expected to carry out will be determined by the Head of Academic Unit. The Job Summary Guidance document can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hr/recruit/academicsummary/

Academic Staff Development
Newcastle University accords parity of esteem to teaching and research; aims to deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality; and invests in excellent staff. A popular course in academic practice is available for staff with responsibilities in teaching and research supervision and new appointees are required to gain the first module. Full details of Newcastle Universitys Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/staffdev/academic/modules/

Specific Responsibilities of Position
The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appointment a Lecturer in Japanese Studies. You will have embarked on a research trajectory with outstanding potential; will have native or near-native competence in Japanese and English, and relevant teaching experience of both teaching Japanese as a foreign language and undergraduate courses in Japanese studies. You will teach Japanese language, research-informed content modules in Japanese Studies, and participate in cross-School modules. You will be jointly responsible for the Year Abroad in Japan programme. You will contribute, as appropriate, to School and cross-School postgraduate programmes. You will become part of a team working closely together to deliver high-quality teaching in the multi-disciplinary and multi-language environment of the School of Modern Languages. You should be familiar with the requirements of working in the UK Higher Education system.

Person Specification Knowledge (inc. Qualifications)
Essential

  • A good first degree in Japanese Studies
  • A PhD in an area of Japanese Studies. Candidates whose Ph.D. is close to submission may be considered
  • Native or near-native competence in both Japanese and English
  • Experience of lecturing in aspects of Japanese studies within any of the major fields of study of the School

Desirable

  • A qualification in the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language, or in language pedagogy.

Skills (professional, technical, managerial, practical)
Essential

  • Native or near-native competence in both Japanese and English
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and efficiently
  • Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students
  • Willingness to strive for the constant enhancement of teaching and research
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to establish and build contacts with other scholars and
  • institutions nationally and internationally
  • Enthusiastic support for the multi-disciplinary and multi-language environment of the School of Modern Languages

Desirable

  • The capacity to establish and build contacts with potential exchange partners in Japan
  • Understanding of the requirements of working in the UK Higher Education system

Experience and Achievements (paid or unpaid)
Essential

  • Experience of lecturing in aspects of Japanese studies within any of the major fields of study of the School
  • Solid experience of teaching Japanese as a foreign language to undergraduate students
  • Publications in aspects of Japanese Studies within any of the major fields of study of the School.
  • Evidence of research outputs of high quality that will contribute to the Unit of Assessments return at REF2014.

Desirable

  • Experience of postgraduate teaching
  • Experience of managing a Year Abroad programme
  • Membership of editorial boards of refereed journals of Japanese

Studies

  • Active participation in national and international Associations of Japanese Studies (e.g., EAJS, AAS, BAJS, etc.).

For full details about this vacancy and essential information on how to apply, visit our Job Vacancies web page at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/

Contact: Head of School, Dr. Elizabeth Andersen (tel: [00 44] + 191
222 7521; e-mail e.a.andersen@ncl.ac.uk)

Website:
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