Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies @ University of Melbourne

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies @ University of Melbourne

  • Role type: Full-time; Continuing
  • Faculty and School: Arts, Asia Institute
  • Salary: Level C $140,433 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super
  • Deadline: 3 December 2023
  • Read more and apply here

About the Role

The Senior Lecturer will assume a leadership position within the Japanese Studies Program. You will conduct teaching and research, contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate education, engaging in professional activities, and providing leadership in scholarly and research endeavours. The role emphasises the Senior Lecturer’s research work at a national level, along with leadership in research training and supervision.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate Japanese language program and supervise tutors; deliver lectures, tutorials, and seminars; develop and review subject material and curriculum.
  • Lead research activities; publish high-quality work, apply for external research funding; actively participate in national/international events.
  • Contribute to collaborative networks and partnerships
  • Engage in service, leadership, and coordination roles, fostering inclusivity.

About the Candidate

You bring excellence in teaching with the ability to initiate course development, effective leadership and communication skills, a track record of supervising honours and postgraduate theses, and a commitment to professional and collegial behaviour at a very high standard. Additionally, you demonstrate capacity for multidisciplinary research, experience in community engagement, and the ability to build networks and partnerships.

You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in Linguistics, applied linguistics, language policy/pedagogy or other language-focused disciplines.
  • A strong track record in research and publications in Japanese Studies.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching Japanese language in higher education.
  • Demonstrated capacity to attract research grants, especially for multidisciplinary and collaborative research.

How to Apply
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria (found in the Position Description)

Click here to apply. Applications close 3 December 2023.

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