Vacant Position, Handa Chair of Japanese – Chinese Relations

University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Deadline: 24th Feb 2017

Applications are invited for the Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations (including the wider East Asian cultural sphere) within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.
We are seeking candidates for the role of Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations with experience of Japanese studies to work within our Department of Asian Studies. One of only a few Asian Studies Departments in the UK our Chinese, Japanese and Sanskrit subject areas are sector leading and are a growing focus for the School. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with ambition, drive and an appetite to shape and lead the Japanese Studies area through their own expertise. With a need to enhance our international relationships, a commitment to teaching and bringing research expertise in Japanese-Chinese or Korean relations, in society, politics or culture, the successful candidate will be a forward-thinking and ambitious academic. You will have exceptional leadership skills, management ability, academic standing and have the personal qualities and skills to work across a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

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To find out more, please visit the GatenbySanderson website for further information and for an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Paul Aristides on +44 (0)20 7426
3987, or Penny Cunningham on +44 (0)113 205 6297,
Timetable of the recruitment process

Closing date: 24 February 2017

Preliminary Interview: w/c 13 March 2017

Final Panel : 11 and 12 April 2017


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