Friday, 23 September 2011

Visiting Professor in Australian Studies, University of Tokyo, 2012–2013

Applications are now open for the Visiting Professor in Australian Studies, University of Tokyo, 2012 – 2013

The Visiting Professorship in Australian Studies was created in 1999 by the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, The University of Tokyo, to promote a deeper understanding of Australia and its regional engagement.
The position is supported by the Australia–Japan Foundation.

Applications are invited from highly qualified Australians with a significant academic or public achievement in the fields of Australian studies, history, cultural studies, politics, literary studies, and other relevant areas across the humanities and social sciences. The Visiting Professor in Australian Studies is required to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to present conference papers; to conduct research; and to participate in promoting Australian Studies within Japan.

The appointment is for a period of 10 months and will commence no later than 1 October 2012. The Visiting Professor is expected to spend most of the period in Tokyo engaged in research and, during semester, in teaching.

All teaching is conducted in English. An attractive salary package is available.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 14 October 2011

The selection process will be managed by the International Australian Studies Association (InASA). A full position description and application procedures are available at:

For any further information contact:
Professor Kate Darian-Smith
phone: + 61 3 8344 7232

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