Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies

Vilnius University, Lithuania

Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies

Application deadline: 15 November 2019


Job description and responsibilities include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate students (conduct lectures and seminars, make assessments, prepare tasks)
  • Supervise students’ final theses
  • Conduct scientific research independently or in a group, make publications of their results
  • Be involved in scientific research conducted at the Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies
  • Maintain connections to higher education institutions and Japanese studies researchers in Japan and other countries


Job requirements:

  • PhD in Social Sciences or Humanities (History, Philosophy, Ethnology, Anthropology, Sociology)
  • Japanese language (C1 or above according to CEFR or N2)
  • Relevant experience of conducting research in the fields of Area studies or Transcultural Studies
  • Relevant experience in teaching Japanese studies courses to undergraduate and/or graduate students


Contract starts: February 4, 2020 or September 1, 2020 (agreed upon by the employer and the candidate)

Part time position (3,5 – 5 contact hours/week)

Salary: 672,53 EUR (brutto)


Please apply by e-mail: , with the topic Assistant professor in Japanese Studies. For further inquiries: , +370 268 7156. 


In applying please provide the following documents:

  • Academic CV;
  • PhD Diploma copy;
  • Additional documentation necessary to confirm the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
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