Job Opening: Lecturer in Japanese

job opening - 5The University of Queensland, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies

Lecturer in Japanese



The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) has grown rapidly in recent years and now has over 1000 EFTSL (8,000 course enrolments). It is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with 47 full-time academic staff. The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, as well as Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, to students in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies, the university-wide concurrent Diploma in Languages, the Diploma of Arts, and dual degree programs.

At postgraduate level the School offers two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese) and growing programs in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Staff research and supervise PhD students in these fields and also in Australian Aboriginal languages.

The School leads the Brisbane Universities Language Alliance which manages cross-institutional LOTE enrolments between UQ and the other two major Universities in south-east Queensland: the Queensland University of Technology, and Griffith University.

The role: The successful appointee will engage, as Associate Lecturer/Lecturer, in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, undertake and contribute to further development of the School’s Japanese program, as well as research, service/engagement and other activities associated with the School.

The person: Applicants should possess appropriate qualifications in a relevant area related to Japan and the Japanese language within fields such as education, applied linguistics, cultural studies, literature, translation and interpreting. Native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English is essential. The applicant should also have demonstrated expertise and experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as supervision at postgraduate level.

Remuneration: This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level A or B. Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and academic achievements.

Academic Level A: The remuneration package will be in the range AUD$62,654 – $84,986 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$73,305 – $99,433 p.a.).

Academic Level B: The remuneration package will be in the range AUD$89,459 – $106,232 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$104,667 – $124,292 p.a.).

Applications close: 17 January 2016

Job no: 498295

UQ is an equal opportunity employer.


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Greg Hainge, telephone +61-7-3365-2282or email .

To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.




About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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