Vacancies

OSGA Postgraduate Programme Administrator

Oxford School of Global and Area Studies is seeking a talented and conscientious full-time Postgraduate Programmes Administrator to support the day-to-day delivery and administration of the MPhil in Global and Area Studies programme.  

 This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic administrator. The Postgraduate Programmes Administrator will play a key role in developing and supporting the processes around the degree programme and working closely with the Academic School Manager to support the OSGA-wide teaching programme. In addition to the day-to-day management of the degree, the post holder will have a wide range of responsibilities from supporting the Course Director and the school-wide OSGA Exam Board, managing the School’s social media presence, to providing administrative support with the student’s placements and fieldwork.  This role is part of a wider administration team that reports to the Head of Administration and Finance.  

 You will have previous experience in academic administration and servicing committees and related support. High level of computer literacy, good communication skills and the ability to produce high-quality, accurate, independent work with little supervision are also essential.  Experience of working with social media is desirable. 

When applying to this position, please upload a supporting statement addressing how you meet the selection criteria, and a CV. Further details regarding the selection criteria and details how to apply can be found in the document published on the Oxford University website.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please email administrator@area.ox.ac.uk and any specific queries will be passed to our Head of Administration and Finance, Erin Gordon. Please quote the vacancy reference 158648 in all your correspondence.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 14th July 2022. Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.

Interviews are planned to be held in Oxford on 25th July 2022.

 

Senior Research Fellow in Taiwan Studies

University of Oxford China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Oxford

The contemporary China Studies Programme (CCSP) in the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford, seeks applications for a full time, three-year fixed term Senior Research Fellow. The successful candidate will manage their academic research on Taiwan and on Taiwan in comparative perspective and advance an exciting programme of academic research and associated communication activities that examine Taiwan’s multi-faceted experiences of innovation.

The post is available from 1st October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is an opportunity to join the largest community of Area Studies scholars anywhere in the world.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and the Co-Investigator of the Taiwan Studies Programme, the post holder will be a member of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) in the Social Sciences Division with responsibility for carrying out academic research and teaching to anchor the newly established Oxford Taiwan Studies Programme.

The Research Fellow will specialize in Taiwan Studies whilst also having expertise in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary field including but not limited to politics, anthropology, sociology, human geography, political economy, economic history, media and communication studies, social policy or gender and sexuality studies. They will publish academic articles or monographs, edit special volumes and organize workshops on Taiwan and on Taiwan in comparative perspective; develop grant applications; curate an online platform of innovation case studies based on Taiwan’s experience; host visiting scholars and experts from Taiwan. The post holder will also develop and deliver a new postgraduate course on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective; contribute lectures and classes on Taiwan to existing courses; and supervise postgraduate students working on Taiwan. Furthermore, they will be responsible for drafting the annual report of the Programme’s activities for the Programme funder.

We welcome applicants possessing sufficient specialist knowledge in both Taiwan Studies and in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary field to work within established research programmes and/or to establish and develop a new high-profile research agenda. Essential selection criteria include a relevant doctorate in politics, anthropology, history, political economy, sociology, human geography, media and communication studies, social policy or gender studies that focuses on Taiwan or examines Taiwan in comparative perspective, relevant research experience and sufficient knowledge of Mandarin language to allow conduct research in Mandarin and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. Previous experience of university teaching especially in relation to Taiwan established contacts and collaborations with researchers at universities based in Taiwan may be an advantage.

Applications are to be submitted via the Oxford University’s website, they should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae along with a list of any publications and the names of three referees. A detailed job description may be obtained below or by clicking ‘apply’. There you will find further details including the key responsibilities, selection criteria and full details of the application procedure.

If you would like to discuss this post or any other details that are not included in the job description attached, please contact Professor Rachel Murphy (Professor of Chinese Development and Society, Contemporary China Studies). Please quote the job ref 158339 in all correspondence.  All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK Time) on Tuesday 12th July 2022.

The interviews will be held remotely in July 2022.

 

Departmental Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Studies

University of Oxford China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Oxford

The contemporary China Studies Programme (CCSP) in the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford, seeks applications for a full time, two-year fixed-term Departmental Lectureship to lecture and teach graduate students; and conduct some independent research, from 1st September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is an opportunity to join the largest community of Area Studies scholars anywhere in the world.

The Departmental Lecturer will assist in teaching and supervision for the MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies and MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies.

The successful candidate should be able to contribute primarily to team teaching (lectures, classes, essay feedback supervision) in the core course, The Study of Contemporary China, dissertation supervision to MSc and MPhil students on a wide range of topics pertaining to China, as well as examination and assessment duties, as well as to contribute to the teaching of option courses linked to their specialist expertise.

We welcome applicants from across the field of social sciences in contemporary Chinese studies, however, we would particularly encourage applications from those able to offer expertise in China’s international relations and/or Chinese politics and society. Essential selection criteria include a doctorate in social science discipline or an interdisciplinary field pertaining to contemporary China or evidence that a relevant doctoral thesis will be submitted by the starting date of the post.

The successful candidate must have a strong publication record appropriate to their career stage, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. An ability to teach quantitative and/or qualitative research methods courses for social scientists including an ability to offer a teaching session on using social media in China-related research may be an advantage.

Applications are to be submitted via the Oxford University’s website, they should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae along with a list of any publications and the names of three referees. A detailed job description may be obtained below or by clicking ‘apply’. There you will find further details including the key responsibilities, selection criteria, and full details of the application procedure.

If you would like to discuss this post or any other details that are not included in the job description attached, please contact Prof Paul Irwin Crookes (Director of Contemporary China Studies; Associate Professor, Contemporary China Studies). All inquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

Please quote the job ref 158313 in all correspondence.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK Time) on Tuesday 5th July 2022.

The interviews will be held remotely in July 2022.