Job Opening: Japanese and Asian studies, Victoria University of Wellington

job opening - 5Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
Location: New Zealand
Position: Tenure Track Faculty, Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian Studies

~~Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian Studies
School of Languages and Cultures
Applications are invited for the position of Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian Studies.  This is a permanent full time position and expected to commence in February 2017

The successful applicant will be an active member of the Japanese Programme who contributes to academic leadership particularly in relation to developing the Programme’s research profile and teaching expertise in Japanese Studies as well as enhancing research expertise in the study of Asia within the School and wider University.

Possible areas of specialisation might include but are not limited to Japanese cultural studies, gender studies, popular culture and history. The Senior Lecturer will maintain a high quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses in Japanese and in the broad interdisciplinary area of Asian Studies and contribute to creating new 180-point Masters courses in this area.

The successful applicant will also contribute to administering and teaching Japanese language and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will have native or near-native Japanese and English language ability.  Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at

Applications close on 19 August 2016 New Zealand time.

Reference 1170

Contact:  ~~Further information can be obtained from Dr Sally Hill, Head of School, email or phone +64 04 463 5298.

About Paula

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