Job Opening: Japanese studies, Japanese language

Institution: University of Hong Kong
Location:  Hong Kong
Position: Assistant Lecturer in Japanese Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures

The University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for the following post:

Assistant Lecturer in Japanese Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201700578) (to commence on August 15, 2017, on a two-year fixed-term basis with a possibility of renewal upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding)

Applicants should possess a relevant Master’s degree with proven expertise in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. They should have at least two years’ experience in teaching courses at all levels, and be familiar with recent trends in language teaching and curriculum development at tertiary level. Information Communications Technology skills in language teaching as well as fluency in English are required.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the existing curriculum by teaching and designing language courses and content courses (e.g. popular culture in Japan, Japanese pragmatics, etc.). This is an academic-related post with teaching and administration as the main duties although research initiative is also valued.  Information about the Japanese Language Programme can be obtained at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.


For enquiries, please write to Dr. Miho Yorozu (email:  Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., including the contact details of three referees to  A

pplication forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at 

Closes May 31, 2017.  The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency


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