PHD BURSARY IN 17TH-19TH CENTURY JAPANESE HISTORY

PHD BURSARY IN 17TH-19TH CENTURY JAPANESE HISTORY

Applications are invited for a funded, full-time, 3 year PhD position (with the possibility of extension) in the context of a European Research Council Starting Grant project, Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598 led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Department of Translation, Interpreting, and East Asian Studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to write his or her dissertation on an aspect of the economic, demographic, or technological aftermath in Japan of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Invasions of Korea, focusing on a period falling within the 17th-19th centuries. The language of the project and of the dissertation will be English, and the successful candidate is not expected to speak Spanish or Catalan, although they will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure.
 
The PhD bursary is regulated by a pre-doctoral labour contract for research staff at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. It is a 3 year fixed-term, full-time contract, with the possibility of extension for a fourth year in certain circumstances. The gross annual value of the bursary will be tuition fees plus €21180. Generous funding for fieldwork, purchase of books, and for conference travel will be provided, and there will be support for publication and the opportunity to present at an international conference organized as part of the project.
 
The successful candidate will undertake their PhD as a member of a team of international researchers in the context of an innovative project within the prestigious ERC framework.  They will be provided with a working space at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in a shared office with other members of the group, and will be expected to be regularly present in the office to collaborate with other members of the team.
 
For further details visit http://pagines.uab.cat/aftermath/vacancies.