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Kawashima Lecturer and/or Senior Lecturer post in Japanese Literature and Culture

Department of East Asian Studies

Grade 9 or 10 depending on whether appointed as a lecturer or senior lecturer

Salary range: £38,896 - £49,230 (lecturer), £52,219 - £55,389 (senior lecturer)

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor) in Japanese Literature/Culture in the Department of East Asian Studies, to begin on 1st September, 2017.

The post is full-time. Appointment will be for a probationary period of five years and, subject to satisfactory performance, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the time of arrival at Cambridge and have a proven ability to read and teach a wide-range of styles of written Japanese as well as having an excellent command of the modern language. The appointee will be required to teach undergraduates and graduates, to undertake REF submissable research, and be an active administrative member of the Japanese Studies team. The position will include teaching language classes and electives in the candidate's field of expertise in modern and contemporary literature (Meiji to the present) and/or culture (defined broadly to include art history, the visual arts and film studies). The successful candidate will be expected to guide undergraduate and graduate level dissertations (both at the master’s and doctoral level) and be engaged in supporting the continuing development of Japanese studies at Cambridge, both in terms of cross faculty cooperation and wider outreach beyond the university.

Details of the post.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter together with a statement of current and future research plans, a CV and a completed CHRIS/6 form, with details of two referees, using the University’s online application system.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Barak Kushner, E-mail , or to the head of the Japanese section, Prof. Mickey Adolphson, (E-mail ).

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 4th January, 2017.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Cambridge from 22nd - 24th March, 2017.

Please quote reference GX09657 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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