The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University
seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Lecturer
(Teaching) in Japanese. The appointment will be on a fixed-term
basis for 12 months, and we invite applications from those with
research expertise in any area of Japanese Studies and demonstrable
teaching expertise in Japanese language at all levels. The post is
a teaching position; independent research is not part of the role.
However, the postholder will be able to participate in the research
community of the School.
offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the
development of internationally excellent teaching while allowing
you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in
an exciting and progressive institution. At the forefront of our
current activity is a programme of decolonisation, in which a
commitment to antiracism is accompanied by a commitment to
combating all forms of marginalisation in the workplace and
classroom. Our goal is to decolonise the School of Modern Languages
and Culture in all its aspects, including research and education.
Chinese, Japanese Studies is a vital area of growth in the School
of Modern Languages and Cultures with enrolments demonstrating
significant annual increases since its inception. East Asian
Studies at Durham overall ranked 5th in 2020 according to league
tables compiled by the Complete University guide, contributing to
Durham University's top 50 placing for Arts and Humanities in the
the Times QS World Rankings.
You will join a
team of three research-active colleagues in Japanese and two
language teaching specialists. Beyond Japanese Studies, the School
has in excess of 100 members of staff, about half of whom are
specialist teachers within their discipline.
The ability to
teach at an advanced level in English and Japanese is
The post of
Lecturer (Teaching) will involve a significant teaching load, which
may extend into the summer period and there may be related
scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which
relate to education and pedagogy.
The post is for
a fixed term of 12 (twelve) months only. It is not anticipated that
the post will be extended beyond this fixed term. The role is full
time but we will consider requests for flexible working
arrangements including potential job shares.
applicants will, ideally be in post by 01 September 2021.
University provides a working and teaching environment which is
inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with
dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate
these key principles as part of the assessment process.