Salary: £25,134 – £32,796 pa Limit of tenure: 3 years

Applications are invited for a 3-year Research and Teaching Associate in Japanese Science and Technology. The postholder 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, 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 in the modern period (i.e. post Meiji). 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.

Applications, including a completed PD18 form, a CV, a two-page description of research interests, and full contact details of two referees should be submitted to the Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA or email applications to [email protected]. Application forms (PD18) and further details of the position are found at

Quote Reference: GU02608

Closing Date: 14 December 2007 Interview Date(s): February 2008