Job Opening: Fixed-term position: Lecturer in Japanese, University of Cambridge

job opening - 5Institution:         University of Cambridge, Department of East Asian Studies
Location:          United Kingdom
Position:           Unestablished Lecturer in Japanese (Fixed Term)

Salary: £37,756-£47,787
Reference: GX03463
Closing date: 15 August 2014

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Japanese in the Department of East Asian Studies, to begin on 1 January 2015. The post is a fixed-term three-year appointment.

The appointee will be required to deliver lectures, hold classes and give seminars, to undertake research, and be prepared to supervise undergraduate and graduate dissertations. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the time of arrival at Cambridge and a proven ability to read and teach a wide-range of pre-modern styles of written Japanese as well as having an excellent command of the modern language. The position would be focused on teaching several language classes with the possibility of extra lectures in the candidate’s expertise and/or teaching a special subject in the candidate’s field, in consultation with the Japan studies group and the Head of Department. Fourth year dissertation supervisions and regular language supervisions may be a requirement of the role, as well as assistance with the weekly seminar series which has run for a number of years.

Further details are available on the Faculty website:, including instructions about how to apply online.   You should upload a cv and covering letter as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon 15 August 2014. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 16 October 2014.

Please quote reference GX03463 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Barak Kushner,



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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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