Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge Research and Teaching Associate in Japanese Science and Technology

Applications are invited for a 2-year Research and Teaching Associate in Japanese Studies with a focus on Science and Technology, for which funding has been generously provided by the GB Sasakawa Foundation. The post-holder will be attached to the Department of East Asian Studies and office space will be provided by the Needham Research Institute, reflecting the dual nature of this appointment. Candidates must already have a PhD, or equivalent, in hand, and an excellent command of written and spoken Japanese. Knowledge of Chinese or Korean would also be an advantage. There is no restriction as to field although preference will be given to someone working on the modern period from the nineteenth century onwards. We welcome applications from historians and social scientists, from a broad range of disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Due to the limitations of external funding the salary in Year 1 will be �’27,183, progressing to �’28,839. Any appointment will be subject, if applicable, to obtaining an appropriate work permit, visa and residency permit, as required by the United Kingdom Government. Reimbursement of removal expenses will not be made.

Applications in the form of a CV, a two-page description of research interests, and names of two referees to reach the Administrator, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA by 31 January 2008. e-mail applications will be accepted on [email protected].