Professor in Japanese
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies (LCCS)
The School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies (LCCS) 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. LCCS 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 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 Japanese program at UQ was established in 1966. In 2007 it received a commendation from the Japanese Foreign Minister's Office for its excellence and contribution to friendship between Australia and Japan through teaching Japanese. Japanese is the second-largest program overall in the School after Chinese, but boasts the largest undergraduate language program. UQ has over 20 exchange agreements with universities in Japan. With the introduction of the Bachelor of International Studies in 2010, the numbers of students going to Japan as part of their studies has doubled.
Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school's web site at http://www.arts.uq.edu.au/slccs.
The School wishes to appoint a Professor who will provide leadership in the Japanese program, in research, teaching, postgraduate supervision, in further development of majors within the Bachelor of Arts, and growing the national and international standing of the School by expanding the research output and postgraduate culture and securing external research funding.
Applicants should have and are expected to maintain an outstanding, internationally-recognised reputation for excellence in research and teaching within the discipline. The successful applicant's fields of expertise will complement the existing strengths of the Japanese Program, and they will also be expected to take a senior leadership role in the School.
This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level E. The remuneration package will be $151,735 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package $177,530 p.a.).
To discuss this role, please contact Associate Professor Morris Low, Acting Head of School, on +61 7 3365 6935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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