Job opening: International Security of East Asia, SOAS, Assistant or Associate Professor

Institution:   School of Oriental and African Studies, Politics
Location:   United Kingdom
Position:   Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

The Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is seeking to appoint a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor in the International Security of East Asia. The Department has particular needs in the International Politics of Japan and/or China. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, administration and research/ publication profile of a growing and dynamic department centered on the study of Asia and Africa. Relevant language skills in either Japanese and/or Chinese are essential.

Evidence of an active research agenda, ability to mentor students and to supervise MA and PhD theses, and ability to work with a diverse group of students are important characteristics of a candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS: All requirements toward the PhD degree must be completed by August 31, 2011. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research expected.

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description/further information, please visit Please note that the vacancy number is 000263.

Prospective candidates must apply electronically by clicking on the advertised post available through

The deadline for applying to this post is February 22, 2011.  Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing March 21, 2011.

SOAS is committed to excellence through diversity and seeks to maintain a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Contact: Dr Lawrence Saez, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Politics, SOAS.  Email:


About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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