Job Opening: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Japanese Language, University of Hong Kong

Institution: University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Position: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Japanese Language in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201801608)

Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Japanese Language in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, to commence on September 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

For Senior Lecturer, applicants should possess a Master’s and/or Ph.D. degree relevant to teaching Japanese language, with at least 10 years of full-time teaching experience at tertiary level.  Applicants should demonstrate proven ability to take a leadership role in curriculum development and programme management; proven academic administrative experience in planning, organizing and evaluating language courses; and proven ability to liaise with other institutions offering similar courses within and outside Hong Kong for curriculum development and teaching innovation.  The appointee will be expected to participate in Teaching Development Grant projects and/or projects related to development/scholarship in curriculum and pedagogy, and/or create and manage knowledge exchange opportunities.

For Lecturer, applicants should possess a Master’s degree with at least 5 years of teaching experience or equivalent and native fluency at the tertiary level.  They should have the ability to take on coordinating role at course level, to design new courses, to create original teaching materials and to mentor junior staff in the programme. The appointee will be expected to participate in committees at School and Faculty level and/or to liaise with external bodies and organizations for the benefit of the programme. He/She should also be able and willing to participate in knowledge exchange and demonstrate scholarship in language teaching or related fields.

Information about the School can be obtained at https://www.smlc.hku.hk. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Daniel Trambaiolo at trambaiolo@hku.hk.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable for Senior Lecturer appointment.

Contact:

Applicants should send completed application form together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., and 3 confidential references (quoting Reference number) sent directly by the referees to the School at smlcsena@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Closes November 27, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from both genders to apply.

Website:http://www.hku.hk

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