Job Opening: Full professor, Japanese Studies, University of Cambridge

job opening - 5The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Japanese Studies invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within any field of the study of modern or pre-modern Japan (humanities and/or social sciences) to take up appointment on 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Japanese Studies and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

Further information is available at: or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 9 February 2015.

Informal enquiries about this Professorship may be directed to: Professor Roel Sterckx, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, (e-mail or Dr Barak Kushner (e-mail

Please quote reference GX04876 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. 

About Paula

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