[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.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job 
and About the University located near the top of the screen found at the 
following link.


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