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Job Announcement: Japanese Applied Linguistics at UBC

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Job Announcement: Instructor of Japanese Language at the University of Colorado Boulder

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EAJS President Prof. Andrej Bekeš received a Japan Foundation Award 2017

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EAJS now offers possibilty of membership fee payment via PayPal

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Homepage of EAJS Lisbon Conference 2017 is online

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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Early Modern Japanese Literature and Culture

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Job Announcement: Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures Lecturer OR Senior Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Cultures and Heritage

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French Research Institute on Japan: Lunch Seminars

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Job Announcements

Japanese Applied Linguistics

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Japanese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses at all levels as well as coordinating portions of the Japanese-language program, one of the largest of its kind in North America.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English; a PhD in Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a  closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Japanese  at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields such as Japanese performing arts, cinema, or popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design. Teaching expertise in Japanese translation studies will also be an asset for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will range from first- to fourth-year undergraduate courses, including CBI courses taught in Japanese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Japanese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned program coordination duties. Where a significant level of service is assigned, teaching reduction will be granted.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:
http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to YouTube and classified “Unlisted,” with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 14, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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Instructor of Japanese Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment as Instructor of Japanese language, to begin August 2018. Requirements include the M.A. in Japanese language, linguistics, pedagogy, or another related discipline and a minimum of one year of experience in teaching Japanese language courses at the university level, which may have been obtained during graduate studies. Job duties include teaching courses in Japanese language to undergraduate and graduate students, and service to the department, College and University.

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 11368 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The appointment will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

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Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures Lecturer // Senior Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Cultures and Heritage

• Ref: ATR1368

Lecturer: £41,212 to £47,722 per annum
Senior Lecturer: £49,149 to £56,950 per annum


Applications are invited for either of the above posts, which will initially be based in the Sainsbury Institute's offices in the Cathedral Close, Norwich and later to be based on the UEA campus in the Norwich Research Park when the Institute is relocated within a few years.


The successful candidate will strengthen the Institute’s research profile, develop and deliver its new MA teaching in relevant areas, and contribute to its engagement and enterprise activities. The appointment represents a new phase of the Institute’s trajectory, in conjunction with the continued development of Japanese studies at UEA with established relationships with leading Japanese universities and a popular Japanese language programme.


This full-time indefinite post is available from 1 April 2018.


Closing date: 30 November 2017.


To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at: www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/



The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder,
currently working towards Silver.

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Assistant Professor of Early Modern Japanese Literature and Culture

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Early Modern (Edo period) Japanese Literature and Culture to begin August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD in Japanese literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: early modern Japanese fiction, drama/theatre, poetry, nativist studies, and/or related area. Research expertise may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 20, 2018, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Japanese literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university.

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 10161 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The appointment will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

 

R. Keller Kimbrough

Professor and Graduate Director of Japanese

Dept. of Asian Languages and Civilizations

279 University of Colorado, Boulder

Boulder, CO  80309-0279

keller.kimbrough(at)colorado.edu

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