Position: Chinese and East Asian Thought, University of Sydney

Position: Chinese and East Asian Thought, Assistant Professor,
University of Sydney

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University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   Australia
Position:   Assistant Professor

REFERENCE NO. 1975/0913

Work with highly supportive and internationally-recognised colleagues
Join an innovative Asian studies program
  Full-time, continuing, remuneration package: $104K-$124K p.a. (which
includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and a
tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most
comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science
studies in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a vibrant research and
teaching environment.

The School of Languages and Cultures in the faculty offers the widest
range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia.
It is a centre for Asian, Middle Eastern and European Studies. Its
academics are committed to excellence in teaching, and to research in
languages and their social and cultural context.

The Asian Studies Program is a federation of language and culture
departments teaching and researching on individual countries of Asia
as well as in significant thematic areas, such as Buddhist Studies.
The Asian Studies Program combines the deep study of Asian
civilisations with teaching on aspects of contemporary Asian societies
and cultures.

We are seeking to appoint a lecturer who will be able to deepen the
Asian Studies Programs offerings in East Asian studies, particularly
if he or she is able to teach East Asian Thought, with a strong
emphasis on China. An essential requirement is the ability to use
original Chinese language sources.

As the successful applicant, you will:

* teach both junior and senior undergraduate units
* supervise postgraduate research students in the field
* undertake administration and curriculum development
* pursue an active research program.

To succeed in the position you will need:

* a PhD in a relevant field in Asian studies, preferably Chinese
     thought or East Asian thought
* the ability to teach into language and non-language programs, that
     is, Asian studies and Chinese studies
* experience in, and commitment to, teaching using Chinese language
     source materials
* knowledge of modern and traditional Confucianism and the other
     schools of Chinese thought as well as Marxism and the other
     doctrinaire philosophies that have played a role in the Chinese
     intellectual history of the 20th century
* the ability to link Chinese thought to other aspects of Chinese
     culture and Chinese institutional and intellectual history, and
     delineate the ways in which Chinese thought has influenced Korea
     and Japan in traditional and modern times
* experience in taking responsibility for units of study in Asian and
     related studies and a willingness to engage in group/collaborative
* proven research and publication record in Asian studies
* the capacity to teach and supervise students from various cultural
* the ability and willingness to contribute to school and faculty
     administrative activities.

Remuneration package (Academic Level B): $104,644 - $124,263 p.a.
(which includes a base salary of $88,426 - $105,004 p.a., leave
loading and up to 17% employers contribution to superannuation).

Contact: All applications must be submitted via the University of
Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by
the reference number 1975/0913 for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 27 October 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity,
diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups
and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also
established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications
from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are

  The University of Sydney

Website: https://sydney.edu.au/recruitment
Primary Category: Chinese History / Studies

Secondary Categories: Asian History / Studies
East Asian History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology

Posting Date: 09/23/2013
Closing Date 10/27/2013

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