LINGUIST List 7.625

Fri Apr 26 1996

Jobs: Language instructor (University of Durham)

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  1. Durham Linguistics, Language instructor (University of Durham)

Message 1: Language instructor (University of Durham)

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 18:42:29 BST
From: Durham Linguistics <>
Subject: Language instructor (University of Durham)
University of Durham

Language Instructor in Japanese
(Reference A567)

The post will be filled from 1 October 1996. The initial appointment
will be for one year extendible to a maximum of three years.
Applicants should be native speakers of Japanese with experience
teaching a foreign language (preferably Japanese to non-native
speakers). Applicants should be prepared to participate fully in the
ongoing development of a competency-based language curriculum.
Experience working in a large language programme is desirable. The
additional ability to teach Korean language, Japanese literature, or
Classical Japanese will all be considered advantages.


(i) In conjunction with other members of staff, to teach modern
Japanese to students of all degree courses. (ii) To take primary
responsibility for the ongoing development of the core of the
upper-level language curriculum. (iii) If possible, to teach Korean
language, Japanese literature, or Classical Japanese when necessary.
(iv) To act as one of several Tutors for undergraduates in Japanese
Honours degree courses. (v) To share in the administrative work of
the Department of East Asian Studies and to act as an Examiner; the
latter may include oral and written examinations as well as the
marking of essays and dissertations.


Salary (under review) will be STG14,317 - STG15,986 per annum
according to qualifications and experience. The new Instructor will
normally be expected to teach no more than 12 contact hours per week.
For qualified candidates, arrangements can be made with certain
departments of the University (e.g. Linguistics, Modern Languages,
etc.) for simultaneous enrollment in a PhD or other degree programme.

The Department

Over the past two years, the Department of East Asian Studies at the
University of Durham has undergone a large expansion in Japanese
Honours courses and student numbers. First-year intake in Japanese is
now at an average of 23 students per year. The new Instructor will be
the fifth full-time member of staff devoted to Japanese studies.


Applications from abroad are also encouraged to have three
Confidential References sent directly to the Director of Personnel by
the above date. Candidates will be contacted soon thereafter, and
interviews arranged for the week of 10 June 1996.

Further details and an application form may be obtained from the
Director of Personnel, University of Durham, Old Shire Hall, Durham,
DH1 3HP, United Kingdom (tel: [+44] 0191-374-7258; fax: [+44]
0191-374-7253; or e-mail: Please quote
reference A567.

Informal enquiries may be made directly to Dr W T McClure of the
Department of East Asian Studies (tel: [+44] 0191-374-3246; e-mail:
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