[KS] Choson Social or Economic History Post-doc at University of Oxford

James B. Lewis jay.lewis at orinst.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jul 15 08:02:36 EDT 2021

*Post-doctoral Researcher, ‘Aftermath’ Project
Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum*

The post holder will be a member of the European Research Council 
Project, “Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598” (no. 758347), 
which is directed by Prof. Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Autonomous 
University of Barcelona together with the University of Oxford.

Reporting directly to Dr James Lewis at the University of Oxford, the 
post holder will be responsible for carrying out research on the social 
or economic history of post-Imjin Korea, taking into account the Imjin 
War and its aftermath in historical context. They will also provide 
guidance to junior members of the research group including research 
assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers. The post holder 
will be based in Oxford and will connect remotely with other members of 
the Aftermath project who are based in Barcelona and other locations 

You will have a relevant doctorate or equivalent, together with relevant 
experience, demonstrable expertise in any aspect of the economic and 
social history of Chosŏn Korea, preferably of the Late Chosŏn period 
(ca. 1600 – 1870), and a clear interest in the effects of the Imjin War. 
The successful candidate will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in 
the discipline to work within established research programmes 
(particularly, the ability to use Classical Chinese and Modern Korean 
for research), native or near-native Korean language skills, and an 
ability to manage academic research. You will also have previous 
experience of contributing to publications/presentations, an ability to 
contribute ideas for new research projects, and excellent communication 
skills as defined by an excellent command of English, including academic 

This position is based in central Oxford. This is a full-time, 
fixed-term position for 2 years, from 1 November 2021 or as soon as 
possible thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 3 September 2021.

Link to University of Oxford site for more information:


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