Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies

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.

About you

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.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Anthropology

Australian National University, closing 15 November 2018.

Job no: 526671
Classification: Academic Level B or C
Salary package: $98,009 – $131,402 plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

Position overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

The School of Culture, History and Language brings together scholars, undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest level of excellence in teaching and research at both national and international level.

The Program of Anthropology is seeking to appoint a scholar with a strong record of field research in, and high-quality publication on, island Southeast Asia. Preference will be given to an anthropologist who has carried out research in Indonesia, but applicants with experience in other areas of island Southeast Asia will be considered. The Program has a distinguished record of research in the region, with particular strengths at the College level on Indonesia’s history, Islam and political culture. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct a program of research in an area of contemporary theoretical significance, such as environmental politics and well-being, language, religious and political processes.

The Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C) will be expected to make significant contributions to research, teaching and administration activities of the School and their interdisciplinary area at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level. The Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will be expected to play a major role in scholarly research and activities relevant to the discipline and will be required to carry out academic responsibilities and related administration for the coordination of program activities.

This opportunity is being offered as a full-time, fixed term appointment of three years with the possibility of extension or conversion to a continuing appointment, subject to funding availability, strategic priorities and satisfactory performance.

For all enquiries about this position, please contact the Head of Anthropology, Associate Professor Assa Doron E: T: +61 2 6125 3870

Postdoctoral Fellow

Australian National University, 9 November 2018.

Job no: 526654
Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $71,509 – $90,215 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Fixed term 2 years

  • Add to your track-record as being an up-and-coming scholar of Malaysian studies by joining our team of scholars in building expertise in Malaysian studies at ANU.
  • Join a focused team in a flexible work environment with an attractive remuneration package.

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

The School of Culture, History and Language is one of four Schools within CAP and one of the world’s leading public policy schools, and houses the ANU Malaysia Institute, which was established in 2016 seeking to foster an interest in Malaysia and to act as a key coordination point for Malaysia-related activities across campus.

CAP is looking to build on its expertise in Malaysian studies, in order to contribute to the already world-leading Southeast Asian studies program and research.

We are looking for a teamwork-oriented scholar who has the ability to contribute to its undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Asian Studies. This could involve teaching into the School’s introductory Asian studies courses, or more in-depth Southeast Asia related contextual courses. The position is not for teaching into the School’s language program, which is predominantly a Bahasa Indonesia program.

The successful applicant will build collaborative programs with institutions in Malaysia, seek various forms of funding, and engage with the ANU and Canberra-based Malaysian Studies community in creating and facilitating events and outreach programs.

The ideal applicant has recently completed a PhD (or recently submitted) and has evidence of building a track record of quality publications with a focus on contemporary issues in Malaysia. The ideal applicant would have a background in gender studies, cultural studies, anthropology, religious studies (particularly contemporary Islam) or history and would be able to discuss debates around the role of contemporary Malaysia. The ideal applicant speaks and reads Malay, but scholars whose primary research does not include Malay-language texts or fieldwork sites will be considered.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further enquiries about the position, please contact Dr Ross Tapsell, T: +61 2 6125 3677 E: