Junior Research Fellowship in Chinese | Pembroke College

Junior Research Fellowship in Chinese | Pembroke College

Pembroke College wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Chinese Studies of any area, discipline or period. The appointment will be from 1 September 2021 for three years.

The Stanley Ho JRF in Chinese will be expected to conduct original research in their chosen field and to contribute to the development of Chinese studies at Pembroke College. This will include assisting students reading Chinese in the college with advice and mentoring. Teaching opportunities may also be available through the Oriental Studies Faculty and with the consent of the Fellow in Chinese.

Candidates should have good written and spoken Chinese and a high level of proficiency in English. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (or be close to completion, i.e. will have completed before starting this role), and preference will be given to applicants who have not already held a research fellowship or academic post. Selection criteria will be based on the candidate’s overall academic record, quality and achievement of research, research plans, academic fit with the College Fellowship and suitability for an academic career.

Applications should be submitted by email to academichr@pmb.ox.ac.uk by midday on 8th January 2021 and should include:

  • A letter of application explaining why you wish to be considered for this position;
  • A curriculum vitae setting out details of your higher education, research and any publications to date;
  • A 1,000 word research proposal; and
  • The names, positions, postal addresses and email addresses of three academic referees. The referees will only be contacted to request a reference if your application is shortlisted.

These materials will be assessed and the College will identify a long list of candidates. Longlisted candidates will, at that point, be asked to provide two pieces of written work - these should not be submitted at this stage, but only once you have received confirmation that you are on the long list for the post. Interviews are planned to be held in early February.

This is a College vacancy and the University Terms and Conditions shown elsewhere on this site do not apply to this post. Terms and conditions, along with further particulars, are available on the College’s website (https://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/about-pembroke/vacancies). We would also encourage all applicants to complete the equal opportunity monitoring form available on the college website.

The stipend for the role is £30,000 per annum. Benefits include a research allowance of £1,545 per annum (at the discretion of the College) and all lunches and dinners when the College kitchens are open.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.  The College is an equal opportunities employer.