[Job Vacancy] Lecturer in Japanese Studies (Teaching and Scholarship)

Job reference: HUM-022495
Salary: £39,592 to £54,421 per annum depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Modern Languages and Cultures
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 29/06/2023
Contract Duration: From 1st September 2023 to 30 January 2025
School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) contains one of the UK’s largest concentrations of high-quality research and teaching in languages and linguistics. SALC is seeking to recruit a full-time ‘teaching and scholarship’ lecturer (i.e. research is not included in this role) to contribute to the teaching activities of Japanese Studies which is housed within the department of Modern Languages and Cultures. We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in any aspect of Japanese Studies, though preference may be given to candidates working on the contemporary period. This fixed-term appointment will make an important contribution to Japanese Studies at undergraduate level. Applicants must be fully fluent in English and Japanese. The post is tenable from 1 September 2023 to 30 January 2025

The School is strongly committed to the enhancement of excellence, in step with the University’s ambitious plans as set out in the document Our Future: Vision and Strategic Plan, which is designed to cement the University’s place within the world’s top 25 universities. In REF 2021, Modern Languages at Manchester achieved an excellent result. Teaching is a key element of the School’s activity and students at all levels benefit from the breadth of the School in that they can combine languages and pursue interests from a cross-cultural and cross-linguistic perspective.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Julia Dobson

Email:  julia.dobson@manchester.ac.uk ​​​​​​​

General enquiries:

Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.