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News: 16th EAJS Intl Conference will take place in Ghent, Belgium in 2020



CfP: Dynamic Asia - Shaping the Future: University of Latvia April 2018



CfN: Japanese Translation Award



2018-19 Fellowships in Japanese Studies at Harvard University



Job Announcement: 2x (Senior) Lecturer in Japanese, Victoria Univ. of Wellington



Job Announcement: Assistant Prof. at Univ. of Victoria, Dep. of Pacific and Asian Studies



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



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


Job Announcements

Lecturer and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Japanese

School of Languages and Cultures

Applications are invited for two positions in Japanese, one at the level of Lecturer and the other at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. These are permanent full-time positions and expected to commence in June 2018. Both appointees will maintain a high quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the School’s capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses.The successful applicants will be involved in administering and teaching Japanese language and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as contributing to some cross-Programme and cross-School courses. They will have native or near-native Japanese language ability as well as strong English language skills. Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.

Areas of research specialisation and teaching competence are open, but should complement and reinforce existing strengths in the Asian Languages and Cultures Programme, as well as enhancing the School’s commitment to cross-programme collaboration and interdisciplinarity and the broader research strategies of the University. The successful applicant will contribute to building opportunities for new postgraduate supervision and promoting strategic interdisciplinary research, collaborations and engagement with stakeholders and the wider community, and foster a productive and collegial environment. While scholars whose interests lie in any discipline of Japanese Studies are urged to apply, applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in Japanese culture and society, popular culture, intercultural communication and other areas of relevance to the School are particularly welcome.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at

www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies (reference #1885)

until 15. January 2018.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Stephen Epstein, Director of Asian Languages and Cultures Programme, email stephen.epstein(at)vuw.ac.nz or phone +64 04 463 5703.


Assistant Professor: University of Victoria, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July 2018, in modern Japanese history, with the ability to situate the study of modern Japan in the broader Asia-Pacific region. Innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to research are especially welcome.

Applicants should have completed a PhD by 1 July 2018, have a record and promise of outstanding research as evidenced by publications or forthcoming publications, and also have demonstrated the potential for excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in his/her area of specialization, contribute to the department’s core courses on the Pacific-Asia region and participate in graduate teaching and supervision.

The Department of Pacific & Asian Studies is a dynamic, interdisciplinary Department within the Faculty of Humanities. It has particular strengths in Chinese and Japanese Studies, and long-standing interests in Southeast Asia. It offers a range of programmes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and it is involved with a number of campus-wide initiatives, such as the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Irene Statham at (250) 472-4344. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association. (www.uvicfa.ca)

Applications should include a cover letter, full c.v., and up to three sample publications. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the Chair.

Application materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted via email to: paasapp@uvic.ca

Where necessary, application materials may be mailed to:

Chair, Department of Pacific & Asian Studies
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045, STN CSC,
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P4.

Informal inquiries can be sent to Tom Saunders, Acting Chair of the Department: paaschair@uvic.ca

Deadline for applications and letters of reference: 5 January 2018


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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