Teaching Associate in Japanese Language

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Job Description

In response to the growing worldwide interest in Japan, we are making a strategic appointment at University Teacher level in Japanese Language to enhance and expand our excellent research and teaching programmes This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Europe’s leading centres of academic excellence for the study of contemporary East Asia. You will work closely and collaboratively with current members of staff to ensure the continuity of delivery of first class teaching. You will plan, prepare and deliver instruction in Japanese Language across all levels of Undergraduate modules.

We particularly welcome scholars who:

  • are fluent speakers of English and Japanese
  • possess appropriate teaching qualifications or equivalent experience
  • have leadership qualities to contribute to the direction of the School and bring challenge to the team.

We will particularly encourage applicants who can represent the School in the wider University and can promote and represent the University and the discipline nationally and internationally.
The School of East Asian Studies is bound together by a passionate belief in the importance of East Asia as the most dynamic region in the world. We seek to communicate and disseminate our expertise and knowledge of this region across the University of Sheffield as well as nationally and internationally with the goal of impacting on the understanding and behaviour
of a range of individuals, groups and organizations.

We aim to create ambitious, successful and highly employable students who are culturally agile, global citizens. Through innovative teaching and cutting-edge research, we seek to create a vibrant intellectual culture and to focus on important cross-cutting themes that break down boundaries between the study of China, Japan and Korea so that staff and students alike can achieve their full potential.

Ultimately, we aim to maintain our position as a leading East Asian Studies department in the UK, Europe and the world in terms of learning, teaching and research.