Tanaka Junior Research Fellowship in Japanese Studies

Pembroke College wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Japanese Studies of any area, discipline or period. Whilst the field of study is open, candidates are expected to be able to conduct research using Japanese sources. The appointment will be from 1 October 2020 for three years.

The Tanaka JRF in Japanese will be expected to conduct original research in their chosen field and to contribute to the development of Japanese studies at Pembroke College. Under the direction of the Fellow in Japanese, they may provide undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching and supervision, and participate in admissions and examining. The JRF will also be expected to engage with the community of scholars and students in Japanese across the University and will assist with the organisation of the Tanaka Lecture Series/Tanaka Symposium in Japanese studies.  The places of work will primarily be Pembroke College and the Oriental Studies Institute.

Applicants should either have completed their 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 postdoctoral Fellowship, JRF or tenured 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 academichr@pmb.ox.ac.uk by midday on 14th August 2020 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; and
  • 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.

These materials will be assessed and the College will identify a long list of candidates. Longlisted candidates will, at that point, be asked to provide two pieces of written work - these should not be submitted at this stage, but only once you have received confirmation that you are on the long list for the post.

Terms and conditions, along with further particulars, are available below.

The stipend for the role is £30,000 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.

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



Relevant Documents

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 Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form - The completion of this form is voluntary, but appreciated.

 Policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders

Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer. It welcomes diversity amongst its staff and students and all reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment process, working arrangements and/or environment to accommodate applicants with any form of disability.

Please let us know if you believe there are any reasonable adjustments we should be making to assist you with your application. If you feel that you have a disability which may affect your application, please let us know. Please also let us know of any reasonable adjustments that we would need to make for you to attend an interview.