University of Western Australia, closing 28 October 2018.
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, School of Social Sciences
- Tenurable appointment, Level C ($118,957 – $137,000) plus 17% superannuation
- Opportunity for a researcher with a strong research and industry track record in Japanese / Asian Studies and ability to teach Japanese language units
- Disciplinary expertise in Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Media Studies or Political Sciences required
About the opportunity
In this role, you will undertake research, teaching, unit coordination and student supervision in collaboration with colleagues and under the direction of the Head of School of Social Sciences.
You will be responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the area of Asian Studies and Japanese Studies and language, or in the Discipline of Politics, Anthropology or Sociology, Media and Communications as required by the Head of School. You will contribute to the curriculum management of the BA Japanese Studies and broader Asian Studies curriculum, supervise and recruit honours and postgraduate students, maintain high quality research and apply for relevant external funding to support the research programs and strategic emerging research areas of the School.
You will be motivated to contribute to the academic environment of the School and have a strong research portfolio within Japanese Studies and/or Asian Studies.
- A PhD in a Japanese Studies- focused Social Sciences discipline is required. Preference will be given to candidates with disciplinary expertise in Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Media Studies, Political Sciences, and whose research expertise falls within one of the research initiatives of the School of Social Sciences.
- Strong record of research and industry track-record in Japanese Studies and demonstrated ability to attract research or other external funding and to build research collaborations with multiple stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop, co-ordinate and teach units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and ability to attract and supervise research students. Evidence of successful team teaching is essential.
- Experience in developing, coordinating and teaching units or courses that exploit the potential of new media educational technologies and a commitment to pursue the best educational practices, including online and other forms of new media teaching, and to implement institutional goals at UWA.
- Demonstrated ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles.
- It is expected that the successful candidate will also teach and coordinate Japanese language units where required, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with experience in coordinating Japanese studies programs that involve language teaching.