[KS] Lecturer on Japanese and/or Korean Studies at University of Sheffield
James B. Lewis
jay.lewis at orinst.ox.ac.uk
Tue Dec 22 14:04:18 EST 2015
University of Sheffield: Lecturer in Japanese and/or Korean Studies
Job Reference Number: UOS012552
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: School of East Asian Studies
Salary: Grade 8 £38,896 - £46,414 per annum pro-rata, with potential to
progress to £52,219
Closing Date: 4th February 2016
The School of East Asian Studies is bound together by a passionate
belief in the importance of East Asia as the most dynamic region in the
world. We seek to communicate and disseminate our expertise and
knowledge of this region across the University of Sheffield as well as
nationally and internationally with the goal of impacting on the
understanding and behaviour of a range of individuals, groups and
We aim to create ambitious, successful and highly employable students
who are culturally agile, global citizens. Through innovative teaching
and cutting-edge research, we seek to create a vibrant intellectual
culture and to focus on important cross-cutting themes that break down
boundaries between the study of China, Japan and Korea so that staff and
students alike can achieve their full potential.
Ultimately, we aim to maintain our position as a leading East Asian
Studies department in the UK, Europe and the world in terms of learning,
teaching and research.
We are looking for an academic with an emerging or proven publication
record and teaching ability to join this major centre for the study of
East Asia, who can bring insights and personal experiences that are
complementary to the existing strengths and backgrounds of those already
in the department.
We particularly welcome scholars who:
• Have leadership qualities to actively influence the direction of the
department and bring challenge to the team.
• Teach and conduct research in one or more East Asian languages in
addition to English, and in any discipline within the broadly defined
fields of Japanese and/or Korean Studies.
• Have cross-country/region-wide personal experience.
• Have insight into the experiences of overlooked and underrepresented
groups in East Asia such as women, migrants and ethnic groups.
We will particularly welcome applicants who can represent the School in
the wider University and promote and represent the University and the
discipline nationally and internationally
They will have:
• A relevant PhD (completed or close to completion, or equivalent
qualifications / experience).
• A proven record of high quality teaching.
• An entrepreneurial approach to collaborative research and be
responsive to changes in the external environment.
• A culturally agile, dynamic style with a global mind-set and be able
to work across boundaries whether they be geographical, disciplinary,
imagined or real.
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