Job Opening: Economy of Japan, Associate Professor

job opening - 5Institution:   University of Oxford, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
Location:   United Kingdom
Position:   Associate Professor in the Economy of Japan

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies in association with St Antonys College

Grade 36S: Salary from 43,745 p.a.

Applications are invited for the permanent appointment to an Associate Professorship in the Economy of Japan, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), in association with a non-stipendiary Non-Tutorial Fellowship at St Antonys College with effect from 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates should have received by 1 October 2014 the degree of PhD in Economics or related field (to include economics, economic history and business and management studies) with a specialisation in Japan.  The successful candidate must demonstrate a research record in the Economy of Japan of international standing appropriate to the stage of his or her career and evidence of imaginative current and future research plans, including the potential to lead new research initiatives; a record of success in securing research funding, or a demonstrable desire to do so; a fluent command of the Japanese language; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; the ability to supervise and relate well to high achieving students at all levels; and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of SIAS and St Antony’s College.

The successful applicant will have research interests in Economics or related fields with a specialisation in Japan. He/she will be expected to contribute to the SIAS graduate curriculum in the teaching of Modern Japanese Studies, the undergraduate teaching about Japan and be capable of doctoral supervision. More precisely, this post holder will be asked to deliver one of the core modules, Japanese Economic Policy as well as lectures as part of the research methods lecture series (specifically quantitative methods). Other teaching duties include contributing to the undergraduate teaching about modern Japan that takes place in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the supervision of research at all levels. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the School. Please refer to the further particulars for full details of the requirements for this post.

The salary for this post will be on a scale from 43,745 p.a.

The post is located in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, Oxford.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the SIAS website, or by writing to the Assistant to the Departmental Administrator, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LS (

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on 14 February 2014.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


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