Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese Studies



Job description

Oxford England

This is an opportunity for suitably qualified and highly effective academic to engage in advanced study and teaching in the field of modern Chinese studies, preferably with a focus on political science, sociology, anthropology or similar fields. The post will cover some of the duties of a permanent member of staff engaged on a 5 year research project.

You will teach through lectures and small class teaching for around 10 hours per week during term. Teaching will be for undergraduate and master’s students in aspects of modern and contemporary China, using Chinese language texts. You will also supervise masters and undergraduate dissertations and projects. You will take part in examining for undergraduate and graduate degrees, and in admissions for these courses. As well as providing support to students on practical and academic matters, you will assist with the administrative work of the Chinese subject group in Oriental Studies, and work cooperatively with OSGA (Social Sciences) in the administration of joint degrees. You will manage your own academic research activities to underpin lectures and class teaching and in support of the development of courses, as a secondary commitment alongside teaching. This will involve occasionally writing research-based publications, and disseminating research findings at conferences, as well as participating in the research activities of the University.

With a doctorate in Chinese Studies (preferably with a focus on political science, sociology, anthropology or similar fields) awarded or close to award by the start of the post, the successful candidate will demonstrate an aptitude for, and experience of, academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and a solid knowledge of the Chinese language. You must be able to give lectures and tutorials on various aspects of modern China, and be capable of supervising master’s students on topics in modern Chinese politics, law, economics and/or culture and society. You will need to show a commitment to communicating and publishing research in your field, and possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, coupled to a willingness to undertake some administrative tasks.

This is a 5 year fixed-term full-time position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28 November 2018.

How to apply

There are 38 independent, self-governing colleges at Oxford University. The collegiate system is at the heart of the University’s success, giving students and academics the benefits of belonging to both a large, internationally renowned institution and to a smaller, interdisciplinary, academic college community. It enables leading academics and students across subjects and year groups, and from different cultures and countries to come together to share ideas.