Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese and East Asian History

Location: George Street, Oxford and Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the thriving Modern Asian History community in the History Faculty, and to develop teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. You will be associated with the History Faculty and you will also be an associate of the University’s China Centre. Although this is primarily a teaching role, you will also conduct independent research, and play an active part in the University’s interdisciplinary community.

You will be able to inspire and enthuse students and draw on your own research to inform and augment your teaching.

This post does not currently carry a college association; however, the Faculty will support the post

holder, where possible, to identify opportunities to secure a college association.

The Faculty of History provides a robust and supportive framework for research. The Faculty enables all its postholders, including departmental lecturers, to request up to £800 per year for research expenses, and makes additional funds available for organising conferences in Oxford.  In addition, to assist newly-appointed postholders in the development and publication of their research, Faculty funds are available for early career and established colleagues to hold a workshop at which colleagues can discuss drafts of their next monograph.

The post is a full-time, fixed term until 30th September 2024 and is tenable from 1st October 2023.

About you

You will have research and teaching interests in any area of Modern Chinese History or East Asian History with a focus on China. You will demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach and supervise across a range of topics in Chinese and East Asian History during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and you must also be able to contribute as appropriate to the teaching of wider options in Global History.

You will hold a completed doctorate in a relevant field, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, and possess an aptitude for teaching, the ability to inspire and enthuse students of high ability, and some experience of teaching Chinese and East Asian History. You will also have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in Chinese and East Asian History to develop course materials, as well as a strong publication record commensurate with career stage, a clear profile of the research to be undertaken during the period of appointment, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field of Chinese and East Asian History.

Application Process 

We expect to hold interviews in early July; overseas candidates will be offered Microsoft Teams interviews.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Andrew Thompson: [email protected] ; all practical and procedural queries should be sent to our recruitments team: [email protected] . All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 5th June 2023.

Only applications submitted online through the University e-recruitment system and received before noon Monday 5th June 2023 can be considered.

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