Vacant Position at Pembroke College: Stanley Ho Junior Research Fellowship in Chinese

University of Oxford, UK
Deadline: midday on 6 Jan 2017

Pembroke College, Oxford, wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow in Chinese Studies of any area, discipline or period from 1 September 2017 for three years. 

The Stanley Ho JRF in Chinese will be expected to conduct original research in their chosen field and to contribute to the development of Chinese studies at Pembroke College. This will include assisting students reading Chinese in the college with advice and mentoring.  Teaching opportunities may also be available through the Oriental Studies Faculty and with the consent of the Fellow in Chinese.

Candidates should have good written and spoken Chinese and a high level of proficiency in English.  Applicants should have a PhD or be close to completion (and will need to have submitted their doctorate before taking up the fellowship) and preference will be given to applicants who have not already held a research fellowship or academic post. Selection criteria will be based on the candidate’s overall academic record, quality and achievement of research, research plans, academic fit with the College Fellowship and suitability for an academic career.

Applications should be submitted by email to by midday on 6 January 2017 and should include:

  • A letter of application explaining why you wish to be considered for this position;
  • A curriculum vitae setting out details of your higher education, research and any publications to date;
  • A 1,000 word research proposal.
  • The names, positions, postal addresses and email addresses of three academic referees.  The referees will only be contacted to request a reference if your application is shortlisted.

The Further Particulars for this post are available from the college website: We would also encourage all applicants to complete the equal opportunity monitoring form available on the college website.

The stipend for the role is £16,500 per annum and the successful candidate will also entitled to accommodation in the college or to a housing allowance of £7,200 per annum.  Benefits include a research allowance of £1,545 per annum (at the discretion of the college) and all lunches and dinners when the college kitchens are open.  N.B. the stipend and allowances are based in 2016-17 rates and may be revised for 2017-18 and subsequent years.

The college is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.