Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Japanese

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Japanese

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Full time (1.0 FTE), continuing / permanent position
The closing date for this position is: Wednesday 22th June 2011 (5pm, NZ GMT+12)

Applications are invited for the above position in the Japanese Programme, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, to commence January 2012. The appointees’ principal duties will be the coordination and delivery of Japanese courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the regular output of high quality refereed research consistent with the level of appointment, supervision and mentoring of thesis writers, and contribution to leadership within the Programme and School. Other responsibilities will include pastoral care of students, administrative tasks, and possible supervision of tutors.

Candidates for these positions must hold a Ph.D. in Japanese Studies and have demonstrable refereed research output, ideally in a field related to popular culture in Japan, or language teaching technology. The candidate should have extensive teaching experience at tertiary level. They must have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English, and effective interpersonal skills. Knowledge of e-learning applications and the ability to integrate technology into teaching is highly desirable.

For academic enquiries, please contact Susan Bouterey at For all other enquiries, please contact

Applications for this position must be submitted in English and include a covering letter and CV combined into the one document and submitted online at:

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Submitted by Chris Feldman