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University Teacher, East Asian studies, especially contemporary Japan
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Published: 18 days ago
Application deadline: Mar 31
Location: Turku, Finland
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University Teacher, East Asian studies, especially contemporary Japan

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF

East Asian University Teacher specialized in East Asian studies, especially in contemporary Japan, a fixed-term position of August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2017

The position is at the Department of Philosophy, Contemporary History and Social Science, at the Centre for East Asian Studies

Teaching at the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku is focused on contemporary East Asian societies from a social scientific perspective. The position of a university lecturer is primarily a teaching position that includes lecturing and small group teaching of Minor and Major students on the contemporary society of Japan and East Asia. Additionally, the university lecturer’s responsibilities also include the supervision of doctoral and Master’s theses. Lecturer shares the responsibility of the annual curriculum planning and study counseling with the Centre’s other teachers. The lecturer is also responsible for managing and developing Finnish University Network for Asian Studies’ virtual education in cooperation with the other teachers in the network, which the Centre coordinates. The lecture is further expected to engage in original scientific research and publishing. The working language of the position is English. The person selected is expected to participate in student selection, take on administrative and societal and regional impact duties and other tasks deemed necessary by the unit.

The selected applicant is expected to hold a Master’s degree from a relevant field and the ability to give high quality research based teaching and thesis supervision.

The following qualifications are considered when reviewing the merits of each applicant: scientific work, knowledge of the field in question, teaching experience and pedagogical training especially in virtual pedagogy; the ability to create study materials and other merits gained from teaching experience as well as a demonstration lesson. A doctoral degree is regarded as an advantage.

The lectureship requires an excellent grasp on the field of research on contemporary Japan society and a solid experience of teaching on the university level. Recent publication and teaching activity and other academic merits will play a role in the selection process.

The salary will be determined in accordance with the Finnish university salary system for teaching and research personnel at levels 4 – 6 on the task-specific chart, between 2 475,31 – 3 340,77 euros per month. In addition a performance component reflecting an evaluation of the position-holder’s personal achievement will be added. The personal performance component is a maximum of 46.3 % of the task-specific base salary.

Applications should be accompanied by curriculum vitae, a list of publications, an academic portfolio as instructed by the faculty, five publications deemed relevant to the position by the applicant and other documentation which may be relevant to the appointment. The appendices should follow the guidelines of the faculty, see http://www.utu.fi/en/units/soc/faculty/careers/ . The electronic database allows the applicant to submit only one application file to each application section. Information on the file forms to be used can be found in the additional information of each application. Please note that the database only allows the publications to be submitted in a packaged form (.zip). One zip-file may include several individual files.

The eligibility criteria for a University lecturer are defined in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku: https://intranet.utu.fi/en/services/personnel/Documents/UTU_Rules_of_Procedure.pdf. The position has a four-month trial period.

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Lauri Paltemaa, tel. +358 29 450 3059, lauri.paltemaa@utu.fi. Inquiries to Senior Administrative Officer Auli Kultanen-Leino, +358 29 450 2390, auli.kultanen-leino@utu.fi

Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017 via the electronic application form of the University of Turku.

A link to the application form can be bound above the information of this postion http://www.utu.fi/en/university/university-as-an-employer/open-vacancies/

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