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Academic Openings: Oxford, Otago

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES in association with Wadham College proposes to appoint a full-time Departmental Lecturer in Chinese literature from 1 January 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter until 31 March 2014.

The Departmental Lecturer will undertake research and provide replacement teaching, administration and examining during the leave of the permanent postholder.

Applicants must hold a doctorate or be in the final stages of their doctoral studies in the field of Chinese Literature; have specialist expertise in modern Chinese literature; have a broad familiarity with Chinese literature and be able to teach undergraduate and masters students, through tutorials, classes, lectures and seminars, across the whole field of Chinese literature; be able to demonstrate a proven record in publishing research of the highest calibre; be able and willing to undertake administrative responsibilities for the Chinese department; and have good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. Also, to act as the Organising Tutor at Wadham College for its Oriental Studies students and provide 4 hours per week of tutorial teaching for Wadham undergraduates.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 17 December 2012. Interviews will be held in Oxford week commencing Monday 7 January 2013.



The Department of Languages and Cultures is offering a career opportunity in Chinese Studies. The Department provides a full range of courses in its core languages from introductory level to Honours and Graduate Programmes. We have a vigorous research culture and have achieved a gratifying level of graduate completions since the Department’s inception in 2004.

Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese studies. We welcome applicants whose research encompasses areas of classical or modern Chinese humanities, including cultural and literary studies, Sinophone studies, and Chinese thought. Strong commitment to research and scholarly publications are required; a track record of applying for and acquiring research funding is also desirable.

The capacity to be self-motivated and to work well as part of a team within the Chinese Programme and the wider Department of Languages and Cultures is essential.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of native or near-native ability in both Chinese and English and will be expected to teach all levels of language, courses in literature in translation, culture courses, contribute actively to cross-disciplinary research and teaching (e.g., papers in Asian Studies), as well as advising graduate students.

Applications quoting reference number 1201761 will close on Monday, 11 February 2013.


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