Associate Professor in East Asian History (post-1000) (Grade 9)

Durham University

The role:

Based in one of the UK’s leading centres for the study of history, you will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong and evolving group in East Asian history. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University’s important library and archival holdings in the field - including the Oriental Museum - you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of East Asia, you will share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching. You will also play a role in developing the department and its reputation - from securing external research funding, to participating in management roles, and potentially contributing to the development of interdisciplinary centres. At Durham, you will benefit from a strong commitment to intra- and inter-disciplinary research, and from the resources of a host of specialist Research Institutes and Centres. You will also enjoy the advantages of a mentoring scheme to develop you as a historian, teacher and leader in the discipline and beyond.

Youll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in East Asian History (post-1000 China, Japan and/or Korea) or a related subject.
  • A proven ability to produce world-class research - ideally addressing topics in transnational, transregional or global history - including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have contributed to establishing and leading research groups, mentored early career researchers and made a recognised contribution to the development of your research field.
  • An excellent track record of recruiting and supervising PhD students.
  • Willingness and ability to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality and distinctive teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with HEA (or equivalent) status.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

We encourage potential applicants to come and see us at the AHA annual meeting in Washington, 4-7 January 2018.

Closing date: 12 January 2018 at midday

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