University of Helsinki is seeking PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN JAPANESE AND CHINESE LANGUAGES
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The Faculty of Arts explores the Japanese and Chinese languages as well as Japanese and Chinese cultures and societies as part of Asian languages. Asian languages play an important role in the Faculty’s research profile, in which they are connected to research on general linguistics and linguistic typology as well as research on Asian cultures. Applications for the present position are sought from researchers who examine Japanese and Chinese from as wide a range of perspectives as possible and have a proven track record particularly in the fields of language contacts and multilingualism in East Asia and/or language in a changing society. Experience in teaching Japanese and Chinese as a foreign language, interest in training teachers of these languages, and knowledge of Asian literature will be considered an asset. Furthermore, the successful applicant will have research methodological skills that can benefit linguistic education and research more broadly in the degree programmes in languages.
The successful applicant will also be a versatile and internationally oriented researcher with profound knowledge of Japanese and Chinese, their use and their history. As a teacher and researcher, the appointee must be able to analyse and explain Japanese- and Chinese-language resources from the perspectives of both language and culture. In addition, the appointee must have the capacity to lead cross-disciplinary research based on Japanese- and Chinese-language sources. The position requires good cooperation skills and the ability to plan and carry out teaching and research projects together with other teaching and research staff in Asian languages, as well as to attend to administrative duties as jointly agreed.
The appointee will work at the Department of Languages, Faculty of Arts, and will teach in the Study Tracks in Japanese and Chinese within the Bachelor’s Programme in Languages, in the Study Track in Asian Languages within the Master’s Programme in Languages, and in the Doctoral Programme in Language Studies. The position is based in Helsinki.