Job Opening: Academic Coordinator, Eastern Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

job opening - 5Institution: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Category: Admin – Admissions and Enrollment
Posted: 07/14/2016
Type: Full Time

Working in an international scholarly community and nationally-ranked program, the Academic Coordinator provides support for all student programs (undergraduate, MA, PhD, and summer) in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Administration and Finance, the incumbent corresponds with faculty, staff, students, and prospective applicants, fielding all questions and exercising good judgment to provide excellent and efficient academic service.

Primary responsibilities include admissions, graduate student recruitment, course registration, curricular planning, departmental reporting, record-keeping, and coordinating department events. The Academic Coordinator maintains and curates the EALAC website and affiliated social media accounts.

Working with the Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and EALAC faculty and staff, the incumbent executes a variety of academic projects.

Assists with all other administrative duties as assigned.

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills required. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision, work under pressure with changing deadlines, maintain confidentiality, and exercise good judgment. Great attention to detail and accuracy required. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Computer proficiency required. Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, HTML, and social media is required.

Full details on HigherEdJobs.com

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Job Opening: Economic Advisor, Embassy of Japan in the UK

job opening - 5Employer: Embassy of Japan in the UK
Location: London
Application Deadline: 16 August 2016, 18:00
Interviews: August/September 2016
Start date: October 2016 (TBD)

Job Details:

The Embassy of Japan seeks a highly qualified person who can perform as an economic researcher and advisor to the Economic Section. You will be required to support the diplomats by producing research and analysis reports on economic issues as well as working within a team of locally employed staff to support the wider functions of the Embassy.

Duties include:

Producing a daily economic report
Producing research/analysis/study reports on UK Government policy, the UK economic situation, and the UK economic relations with the foreign counties including Japan
Keeping diplomats up-to-date and informed on current economic and political affairs; developing an awareness of the issues important to the Embassy
Organising meetings for Japanese diplomats with British parliamentarians, officials and experts
Arranging and supporting events hosted by the Embassy
Attending meetings, seminars and conferences and feeding back to the relevant diplomats

Requirements:

Academic/professional background and interest as well as competence in politics and/or economics
A native command of the English language, both spoken and written
Good IT Skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
Good analytical and research skills
* Note: Japanese language skill is not necessarily required.

Full details on the Embassy’s post. Thanks to Ishikawa JET for the tip!

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Resource: Petzold scrolls collection of Buddhist art

daruma

達磨大師像 (Daruma daishi zō)

Harvard University’s Harvard-Yenching Library recently launched digital access to one of their most valuable collections, the Petzold scrolls collection. The collection includes 424 scrolls that were acquired from the family of Bruno Petzold (1873-1949) in 1951. Petzold was a German-born scholar of Buddhism, and thus the majority of the collection reflects this deep interest. The works, primarily paintings, woodblock prints, calligraphy, and rubbings from Japan, also include some materials from China and Tibet.

The site contains nine pages with extensive images of the collection, each included with the title in their original language and a Romanized text version. If a date is available for the piece, it is included on the individual page for the artwork, although no other information is provided. Each piece includes a high-resolution photograph with zooming option capabilities for a closer look at the work, which is incredibly valuable for visual analysis. Quick browsing is also easily possible with left and right arrow keys, rather than clicking each individual page.

Unfortunately, at this time the collection does not include any detailed background on each artwork, but the collection itself is of great importance for research purposes, so hopefully more information will be forthcoming. Check it out through the link below!

http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/hylj/galleries/petzold-scrolls-collection

 

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Call for Papers: French Network for Asian Studies International Conference

call for papers [150-2]Call for Panel Proposals
6th French Network for Asian Studies International Conference
(FNASIC)
26 to 28 June 2017
Sciences Po, Paris

http://congresasie2017.sciencesconf.org

Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2016

Organizer: the French Network for Asian Studies (GIS-Réseau Asie): http://www.gis-reseau-asie.org/

Objectives: the overall objectives of the conference are to present the latest research and current debates within the field of Asian studies,
to promote transdisciplinary and transcultural exchanges, and to foster international collaborations.

Panels:

Each panel will consist of 3 to 6 speakers (topics are unrestricted).

Participation of PhD students and postdocs is highly encouraged[1].

The following three types of panels will be considered:

– Panels organized under a common topic, with speakers, preferably from more than one country, specialized in different areas or disciplines

– Panels on a co-authored book or a special issue of journal dedicated to Asia, published after October 2015 or forthcoming

– Panels on existing research projects (for instance ANR, H2020, JSPS… funded projects). Several panels can be organized for a given research project.

Languages: English and/or French.

How to submit a proposal? Proposals must be submitted online on the conference website (http://congresasie2017.sciencesconf.org), first by coordinators of the panel and then by each speaker participating in the panel, by31 October 2016[2]. Coordinators need to submit: title and summary of the panel (max. 300 words), keywords, list of speakers. Speakers need to submit: title and abstract of their presentation (max. 200 words).

TIMELINE

July 2016                                       Call for proposals

31 October 2016                            Submission deadline

16-20 December 2016                   Proposal decision sent via email

01 Jan – 31 March 2017                 Coordinators and speakers registration

April 2017                                       Conference program available online

May – June 2017                            Audience registration

26-28 June 2017                            Conference

Registration: conference registration is open to all (researchers, students and anyone interested in Asian studies).

Registration fees: For panel coordinators or speakers: 80 €, (30 € for students). This fee includes access to the conference, lunches and coffee breaks. Audience: the price will be announced later.

Publication: there will be no proceedings of this conference, but the Scientific Committee will encourage the publication of special issues by inviting journal editors to the conference.

About the organizers: The partners of the French Network for Asian Studies include the following 20 institutions: Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Collège de France, EFEO (French School of Asian Studies), EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), ENAPB (Paris-Belleville School of Architecture), ENS (École Normale Supérieure), EPHE (École Pratique des Hautes Études), ESSEC Business School, FMSH (Fondation Maison des Sciences de L’homme), INALCO (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations), IRD (French Research Institute for Development), Sciences Po Paris (French National Foundation for Political Science), Sciences Po Lyon (Lyon Institute of Political Studies), Université Jean Moulin, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université Paris-Diderot, Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense, Université Paris-Sorbonne, l’Université d’Angers. This year, Science Po Paris will host the conference and take a key role in its organization.

Scientific Committee:  It is composed of the members of the Scientific Council and the directors of the French Network for Asian Studies (Bayram Balci, Stéphanie Balme, Marta Craveri, Gregory Delaplace, Véronique Dupont, Guy Faure, Nicolas Fiévé, Valérie Gelézeau, Vincent Goossaert, Christophe Jaffrelot, Béatrice Jaluzot, Gregory Lee, Michael Lucken, Rémy Madinier, Edith Parlier-Renault, Thierry Sanjuan, Charlotte Schmid, Pierre Singaravelou, Joëlle Smadja, Benjamin Taunay, Ines Zupanov, Sebastien Lechevalier, Jean-François Huchet).

Organization Committee: It is composed of the management and administrative team of the French Network for Asian Studies (Sebastien Lechevalier, Jean-François Huchet, Claire Le Poulennec, Malgorzata Chwirot, Catherine Bastien-Ventura, Richard Aroquiame), representatives of the CERI (Center for International Studies) at Sciences Po (Karoline Postel-Vinay, Bayram Balci, Stéphanie Balme, Hélène Lebail, Nathalie Tenenbaum), and members of the French Network for Asian Studies Scientific Council (Benjamin Taunay, Ines Zupanov).

Contact: communication@gis-reseau-asie.org

[1] Speakers must be at least PhD students.

[2] Some individual presentation proposals may be considered. Please submit only by email: communication@gis-reseau-asie.org, with the same information indicated above.

Contact Info:

Organizer: the French Network for Asian Studies (GIS-Réseau Asie): http://www.gis-reseau-asie.org/

Contact Email:

communication@gis-reseau-asie.org

URL:

http://congresasie2017.sciencesconf.org

 

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Job Opening: Japanese and Asian studies, Victoria University of Wellington

job opening - 5Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
Location: New Zealand
Position: Tenure Track Faculty, Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian Studies

~~Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian Studies
School of Languages and Cultures
Applications are invited for the position of Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian Studies.  This is a permanent full time position and expected to commence in February 2017

The successful applicant will be an active member of the Japanese Programme who contributes to academic leadership particularly in relation to developing the Programme’s research profile and teaching expertise in Japanese Studies as well as enhancing research expertise in the study of Asia within the School and wider University.

Possible areas of specialisation might include but are not limited to Japanese cultural studies, gender studies, popular culture and history. The Senior Lecturer will maintain a high quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses in Japanese and in the broad interdisciplinary area of Asian Studies and contribute to creating new 180-point Masters courses in this area.

The successful applicant will also contribute to administering and teaching Japanese language and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will have native or near-native Japanese and English language ability.  Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

Applications close on 19 August 2016 New Zealand time.

Reference 1170

Contact:  ~~Further information can be obtained from Dr Sally Hill, Head of School, email sally.hill@vuw.ac.nz or phone +64 04 463 5298.

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

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Job Opening: Japanese language, Victoria University of Wellington

job opening - 5Institution: Victoria University of Wellington
Location: New Zealand
Position: Tenure Track Faculty

~~Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Japanese
School of Languages and Cultures
Applications are invited for the position of Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Japanese. This is a permanent full time position and expected to commence in February 2017.

The Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Japanese will provide strategic academic leadership, particularly in terms of developing the research profile of the Japanese Programme and fostering a productive and collegial environment.

The successful applicant’s areas of research specialisation and teaching competence are open, but must complement and reinforce the existing strengths of the Japanese Programme and the School of Languages and Cultures, as well as enhancing the broader research strategies of the University. Possible areas of interest might include but are not limited to translation studies, literature, popular culture, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, film studies, media studies or visual culture.

The successful applicant will have a high quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses in the Japanese Programme.

The successful applicant will be also involved in administering and teaching Japanese language and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will have native or near-native Japanese and English language ability. Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.
Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

Applications close on 19 August 2016 New Zealand time.

Reference 1169

Contact:

Further information can be obtained from Dr Sally Hill, Head of School, email sally.hill@vuw.ac.nz or phone+64 04 463 5298.

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

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Job Opening: Visiting Position: Japanese literature and comparative literature

job opening - 5Institution: University of California – Riverside
Location: California, United States
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor

One full-time Visiting Assistant Professor (6 courses over 3 Quarters)
One part-time Visiting Assistant Professor (5 courses over 3 Quarters)

Starting Date: Fall Quarter instruction begins Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Salary: $10,000 per course

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Japanese literature, Comparative Literature or closely related field with a focus on Japanese literature and culture must be awarded by time of application. Priority will be given to candidates with a promising program of research and experience in teaching Comparative Literature and Japanese literature and culture. Applicants preferred with native or near-native fluency in Japanese.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Duties: Visiting Assistant Professors participate in research, teaching, and service. Additional duties will include supervising studies with both undergraduate and graduate students, mentoring graduate students in professional development and contributing to service associated with membership in departmental program committees.

The full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position will instruct six courses over three quarters including one graduate seminar in Comparative Literature. The part-time Visiting Assistant Professor position, duties will consist of the instruction of five courses including one graduate seminar in Comparative Literature.

Courses scheduled in the Fall Quarter include CPLT 277 “Seminar in Comparative Literature,” JPN 22 “Introduction to Japanese Film,” and JPN 145 “Modern Japanese Thought.” Courses in the Winter and Spring will be scheduled according to the Japanese Program’s curricular needs.

Application Procedure:
Applicants will be required to submit cover letter, CV, representative writing sample, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations, 3 letters of recommendation and Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service. Please specify in the cover letter, whether you would like to be considered for the full time or part time position.

Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer’s email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System ).

To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by August 8, 2016.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Department Contact person: john.kim@ucr.edu

https://aprecruit.ucr.edu

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