[KS] Position at Oxford

Robert C. Provine r.c.provine at durham.ac.uk
Mon Mar 22 15:58:52 EST 1999

In association with Wolfson College

>>>                       Salary Scale stlg16,655- stlg34,464
>>>                                       Further Particulars
>>> Ref. No.LU/1/OS
>>> The University proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in
>>> Korean Studies, for a period of five years, with effect from 1
>>> August 1999 or as soon as possible thereafter. It is envisaged
>>> that the successful candidate for the lecturership will be a
>>> Korea specialist working in the field of history or another
>>> closely related discipline.  In addition to carrying out research
>>> the postholders would be expected to teach the M.St. in Korean
>>> Studies (a one-year graduate course including a dissertation;
>>> details enclosed) and specialist options in the undergraduate
>>> degree in Chinese and Japanese, including the supervision of
>>> undergraduate dissertations.  He or she would be expected to
>>> supervise graduate students working on topics in Korean Studies
>>> for the degrees of M.Litt. and D. Phil.
>>>       The postholder will be expected actively to pursue the
>>> faculty's strategy of integrating the teaching of Korean history
>>> and culture into the broader teaching programme in the East Asian
>>> field.  While elementary language teaching will be carried out
>>> by the Instructor, the postholder will be expected to be
>>> proficient in Korean and able to teach with reference to Korean
>>> materials.  It will be the responsibility of the Lecturer to
>>> supervise the teaching of the Instructor.  Since the two posts
>>> are fixed-term, and the University's ultimate objective is a full
>>> BA in Korean, fund-raising to put Korean on a permanent footing
>>> will continue to be a priority.  The person appointed to the
>>> University Lecturership will be expected to play a part in this
>>> process.
>>>       The duties are those of a university lecturer, namely to
>>> engage in advanced study or research and to deliver in each
>>> academic year at least thirty-six hours of lectures and classes,
>>> spread over not less than six weeks in each term, under the
>>> direction of the Oriental Studies Board.
>>>       The lecturer will be required to act as the supervisor of
>>> graduate students as and when requested to do so by a faculty
>>> board or other competent body unless he or she can show
>>> reasonable cause, to the satisfaction of that board or other
>>> body, why on a particular occasion he or she should not do so.
>>>       The lecturer will be required to take part in examining as
>>> and when requested to do so.
>>>       The lecturership may be filled in conjunction with a
>>> fellowship at Wolfson College.  Further details are contained in
>>> the attached document.
>>>       Applications (nine hard copies, except from candidates based
>>> overseas who need only send one), including a statement of age,
>>> qualifications, and experience, and the names of three referees
>>> should be sent to Dr A.M. Knowland, Secretary to the Oriental
>>> Studies Board, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE for
>>> receipt not later than Friday 26 March 1999.  There is no
>>> application form and separate application for the college
>>> fellowship is not required.
>>>                     ANNEXE
>>> Standard conditions for the post
>>> 1     The successful candidate will be appointed according to age
>>>       on the Oxford scale for university lecturers without
>>>       tutorial fellowships, a copy of which is appended at C.  In
>>>       wholly exceptional circumstances, faculty boards may propose
>>>       the appointment of an individual at a salary within the
>>>       scale up to five points above the standard age-wage point.
>>>       Faculty boards may also, in wholly exceptional cases,
>>>       propose the awarding within the scale of up to five
>>>       increments above the age-wage point to lecturers at any time
>>>       during their appointment.  This salary scale is unique to
>>>       Oxford and its top point is the same as the top substantive
>>>       point of the national senior lecturer scale.  It has no bar.
>>>             The lecturer will have the option of becoming or
>>>       remaining a member of the Universities Superannuation Scheme
>>>       (USS).
>>> 2     Additional remuneration is paid to those undertaking
>>>       examining and graduate supervision.  Additional payments are
>>>       also available for some tutorial teaching.  Those holding
>>>       administrative appointments within the faculty may be
>>>       eligible for additional payments.
>>> 3     This is a temporary fixed-term (five -year) appointment
>>>       which cannot be extended and therefore carries with it no
>>>       commitment whatsoever to a subsequent appointment within the
>>>       University.  Vacancies to such appointments are advertised
>>>       and are open to competition from within and outside the
>>>       University.
>>>             The lecturer will be required to retire not later than
>>>       the 30 September immediately preceding the 66th birthday,
>>>       except that, if the successful candidate can establish a
>>>       vested interest, as defined in the University's statutes
>>>       (details available on request), in retirement at age 67 or
>>>       later, then the date of retirement will not be later than
>>>       the 30 September immediately preceding the 68th birthday.
>>> 4     The University holds annual exercises for the conferment of
>>>       the title of reader or professor.
>>> 5     All appointments are subject to the relevant provisions of
>>>       the Statutes, Decrees and Regulations of the University in
>>>       force from time to time, a collected volume of which is
>>>       published as occasion requires.
>>>             All university lecturers, with other members of the
>>>       academic staff and certain senior academic-related staff,
>>>       are normally members of Congregation, which is the
>>>       University's ultimate governing body.  Congregation's
>>>       approval is required for all university statutes or
>>>       amendments to statutes, and for major policy decisions, and
>>>       the members of Congregation constitute the electorate for
>>>       the majority of members of the two main executive bodies
>>>       (the Hebdomadal Council and the General Board of the
>>>       Faculties) and for members of a number of other university
>>>       committees.  Twelve or more members of Congregation may
>>>       initiate the discussion by Congregation of matters of
>>>       university policy, and any two members may ask questions
>>>       about the policy or administration of the University.  The
>>>       person appointed to this post will receive fully details
>>>       soon after he or she takes up the appointment.
>>> 6     This post carries no entitlement to sabbatical leave.
>>> 7     The University encourages links with industry and other
>>>       outside bodies.  Although the holding of outside
>>>       appointments such as consultancies must be approved by
>>>       faculty boards, no limit as such is set on the amount of
>>>       money individuals may receive in this way.  The criterion is
>>>       the amount of time such appointments take up:  a maximum of
>>>       30 days per annum may be spent on such activities before any
>>>       deduction in stipend is considered.
>>> 8     (1) Subject to (2) below and to the Patents Act 1977, and
>>>       unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Director of the
>>>       Research Services Office, the University claims ownership of
>>>       the following forms of intellectual property created by
>>>       employees in the course of their employment by the
>>>       University, by students in cases where intellectual property
>>>       is developed by students in the course of or incidentally to
>>>       their studies, and by persons engaged by the University
>>>       under contracts for services who work on research projects:
>>>       (a)   works generated by computer hardware or software owned
>>>             or operated by the University;
>>>       (b)   films, videos and multi-media productions made with the
>>>             aid of University facilities;
>>>       (c)   patentable and non-patentable inventions;
>>>       (d)   University-commissioned works;
>>>       (e)   computer software, firmware and related material not
>>>             within (a), (b), (c) or (d), but only if it may
>>>             reasonably be considered to possess commercial
>>>             potential;
>>>       (f)   registered and unregistered designs and topographies.
>>>       (2)   The University will not assert any claim to the
>>>             ownership of copyright in books, articles, lectures or
>>>             other written work other than those specifically
>>>             commissioned by the University, or in computer-related
>>>             work other than that specified in (1) above.
>>>       (3)   `Commissioned works' for the purpose of (1) and (2)
>>>             above are works which the University has specifically
>>>             called upon an employee, student or other person to
>>>             produce, whether in return for special payment or not.
>>>             However, save as may be separately agreed between
>>>             authors and the University Press, works commissioned by
>>>             the University Press in the course of its publishing
>>>             business shall not be regarded as `works commissioned by
>>>             the University'.
>>>       (4)   Employees, students and other persons referred to in (1)
>>>             above are required to sign any necessary documents in
>>>             order to give effect to the claim made by the University
>>>             in (1) above; and to waive any rights in respect of the
>>>             subject-matter of the claim which may be conferred on
>>>             them by Chapter IV of Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs
>>>             and Patents Act 1988.
>>> 9     The University's appraisal scheme is designed to further
>>>       personal development and to encourage reflection on
>>>       institutional arrangements.  It is not linked to
>>>       arrangements for pay, promotion or probation.  Under the
>>>       scheme, discussions with appraisers are held every five
>>>       years, and more frequently if requested by appraisers or
>>>       appraisees.
>>> 10    The University has generous maternity leave arrangements.
>>>       Provided that they have at least 26 weeks' service with the
>>>       University at the fifteenth week before the expected date of
>>>       birth, or have at any time been eligible to receive full-
>>>       rate Statutory Maternity Pay or were at any stage entitled
>>>       to the benefits of a previous employer's paid maternity
>>>       leave scheme, women may choose between two schemes offering
>>>       combinations of maternity leave on full and half pay: both
>>>       schemes also offer periods of unpaid leave.  Arrangements
>>>       are available for the flexible use of untaken unpaid leave
>>>       to enable a phased return to full duties; for women to
>>>       return to work on a part-time basis after the birth of their
>>>       child; and for paternity leave.
>>> 11    There are two university nurseries, with 90 places for
>>>       children aged from four months to five years:  about half of
>>>       the places are reserved for nominees of the University Press
>>>       and certain colleges.  Enquiries about the nurseries
>>>       themselves, and requests for application forms, should be
>>>       directed in the first instance to the Nursery Manager,
>>>       Mansion House Nursery, Summertown House, Oxford, OX2 7QZ or
>>>       the Nursery Manager, Bradmore Road Nursery, 4C Bradmore
>>>       Road, Oxford, OX2 6QW.  In other respects the University


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