Vacant position: University Lectureship in Modern Asian History

Cambridge, UK
Deadline: 27th Mar 2013

Faculty of History (Grade 9, currently £37,382-£47,314) Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in East Asian History, since c.1500. The post is available from 1 October 2013. Preference is likely to be given to candidates working on Chinese or Japanese history. This is a new post, designed to expand the Faculty’s coverage of global history, and complement existing strengths in South Asian and African history. The appointment provides an opportunity for the postholder to build new intellectual and teaching areas in the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field. Research of international standing will be expected. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent). The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers. The postholder will be encouraged to build collaborative research programmes as well as to conduct their individual research. The appointee will teach at all levels from undergraduate to PhD and will be expected to examine at all levels, and to take a fair share of administration.

The annual pensionable stipend for a Lecturer is on a scale from £37,382 to £47,314 with the possibility of market supplementation where appropriate. Appointments will be for a probationary period of 5 years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance. The Lecturer will be based in central Cambridge.

Further particulars and application forms for the post can be downloaded below or may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF (telephone number 01223 335350, e-mail:, to whom completed applications should be e-mailed by Wednesday, 27 March 2013.

Informal enquiries may be made either to the Chair of the Faculty, Dr Mark Goldie (, or to the Faculty’s HR Clerk, Mrs Joanne Pearson (e-mail:, telephone: 01223 335350).

This appointment is subject to a health assessment. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Quote Reference: JJ26262, Closing Date: 27 March 2013


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