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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The Department of East Asian Studies, within the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint to a 3- year, fixed-term postdoctoral research associate post in Japanese Studies. The post will start in September 2020 and last until August 2023. We are open to any speciality within Japanese Studies but preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement those of the current staff. We also welcome applications from candidates who embody our “Japan and the World” campaign and with an interest in comparative studies in relation to the rest of East Asia. Appointees will be expected to engage in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, and to contribute to teaching within the existing curriculum, supervising and the examination of undergraduates (and perhaps masters students). The successful candidate will have, or will be expected to develop, his or her own independent research portfolio of world class research commensurate with the international reputation of the faculty.

To apply for this vacancy, you must use the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In the Suitability section of the application, please ensure that you explain in detail how you meet the requirements listed in the Person specification of the Further Information document. Applicants must provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field whom we can contact for a reference.

In addition, all applicants are asked to upload to the 'upload' section a representative piece of work.

For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Susie Nightingale (

The closing date for applications is midnight, GMT on Saturday, 29th February, 2020.

Please quote reference GU22139 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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