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Oriental Oak Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Chinese Humanities

University of Oxford - OSGA, St Antony's College

Location: Oxford
Salary: £38,592 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 7th February 2023
Job Ref: 162718

About the Role

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies invites applications from candidates with relevant qualifications and experience for a 3-year fixed-term postdoctoral research position, externally funded by the Oriental Oak Foundation. The role is available from 1st September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School is seeking candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm for developing their research profile and managing their own academic research and administrative activities. The successful candidate will be given an opportunity to launch their post-doctoral career, present and discuss their research, interact with the OSGA and St Antony’s College’s Area Studies Centres, exchange ideas, take part in and to contribute to the rich diversity of the academic and social communities at the School and St Antony’s College. 

They will represent the Contemporary Chinese Studies Programme at external meetings and seminars, deliver ideas for new research projects generating research income and contribute to the wider intellectual life of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. In addition to research activities, the successful post holder will be asked to contribute a lecture and matching discussion classes on a topic related to their research, including classes on a research method with which they are familiar and postgraduate theses supervision.

The post will be based at St Antony’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

The University of Oxford offers a range of excellent benefits including training and development opportunities, generous leave and pension schemes, a range of travel schemes and excellent social and sporting facilities. For more details on the benefits of living and working in Oxford please see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/benefits/ 

About You

The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience.

They will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and research presentation skills, fluency in written and spoken Chinese language, at or equivalent to native speaker level, and the ability to publish high-quality research in esteemed international journals, with esteemed international presses. Further essential criteria for the role include a first degree in a field of Chinese Humanities (with ‘Humanities’ including history, cultural studies, literature, philosophy, archaeology, and sociolinguistics) and sufficient specialist knowledge in this field enabling working within established research programmes. Recent and extended experience of working, travelling or studying in China, with a deep understanding of the historical, cultural and social context of the country and its language(s) are also required. We welcome applications from candidates with previous experience in delivering teaching and thesis supervision, and from women and Black and minority ethnic candidates, who are historically under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

How to Apply

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on 'Apply'.

For initial queries about the post and application process please contact the HR team at hr-administrator@area.ox.ac.uk. Any questions about the post that are non-administrative should be addressed to Professor Rachel Murphy, Professor of Chinese Development and Society at OSGA, at rachel.murphy@area.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Tuesday, 7th February 2023. 

Interviews are expected to be held remotely as soon as possible after the closing date.

Applications received after the closing date might not be considered.

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