Job Opening: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Japanese Literature/Culture

job opening - 5The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor) in Japanese Literature/Culture in the Department of East Asian Studies, to begin on 1 September 2017. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the time of arrival at Cambridge and have a proven ability to read and teach a wide-range of styles of written Japanese as well as having an excellent command of the modern language. The appointee will be required to teach undergraduates and graduates, to undertake REF submissable research, and be an active administrative member of the Japanese Studies team. The position will include teaching language classes and electives in the candidate’s field of expertise in modern and contemporary literature (Meiji to the present) and/or culture (defined broadly to include art history, the visual arts and film studies). The successful candidate will be expected to guide undergraduate and graduate level dissertations (both at the master’s and doctoral level) and be engaged in supporting the continuing development of Japanese studies at Cambridge, both in terms of cross faculty cooperation and wider outreach beyond the university. Further details are available on the Faculty website:, including instructions about how to apply online. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter together with a statement of current and future research plans, a CV and a completed CHRIS/6 form, with details of three referees.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Barak Kushner, (, or the head of the Japanese section, Professor Mickey Adolphson, ( The closing date for applications is 5pm on 4 January 2017. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Cambridge from22-24 March 2017.

Please quote reference GX09657 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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About Paula

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