Job Reference Number: UOS032975
Job Title: Lecturers in Korean Studies and Korean/Japanese Studies (2 Posts)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Department: School of East Asian Studies
Salary: Grade 8
£42,149 per annum.
Closing Date: 29th May 2022
In response to the growing worldwide interest, we are making two strategic appointments at Lecturer level in Korean and
Korean/Japanese Studies to enhance and expand our excellent research and teaching.
We are looking for ambitious academics with an emerging or established publication record and teaching ability to join this
major centre for the study of East Asia. We are looking for someone who can bring insights and personal experiences that are
complementary to the existing strengths and backgrounds of those already in the department.
We particularly welcome scholars who:
# Can teach and conduct research in any discipline within the broadly defined field of East Asian Studies with a focus on
contemporary Korea and Japan,
# Can teach and conduct research in Korean and/or Japanese Language/s in addition to English
# Have cross-country/region-wide academic interests and personal experience.
# Have a passion for research-led teaching
# Have familiarity with supporting international students in the UK Higher Education environment.
# We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in contemporary politics, culture and society.
# Have experience with program level assessment and supervising dissertation level students at Postgraduate and
They will have:
# An entrepreneurial approach to collaborative research and be responsive to changes in the external environment.
# A culturally agile, dynamic style with a global mind-set and can work across boundaries whether they be geographical,
disciplinary, imagined or real.
The School of East Asian Studies is bound together by a passionate belief in the importance of East Asia as the most dynamic
region in the world. We seek to communicate and disseminate our expertise and knowledge of this region across the
University of Sheffield as well as nationally and internationally with the goal of impacting on the understanding and behaviour
of a range of individuals, groups and organizations.
We aim to create ambitious, successful and highly employable students who are culturally agile, global citizens. Through
innovative teaching and cutting-edge research, we seek to create a vibrant intellectual culture and to focus on important
cross-cutting themes that break down boundaries between the study of China, Japan and Korea so that staff and students
alike can achieve their full potential.
Ultimately, we aim to maintain our position as a leading East Asian Studies department in the UK, Europe and the world in
terms of learning, teaching and research.
We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a
competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and
development courses to support your personal and professional development.
We believe in the power of diversity to help us address big global challenges and aim to actively build diverse teams. We
know that when people come together with different views, approaches and insights it leads to richer, more creative and
innovative teaching and research, better understanding of student needs and aspirations and the highest level of student
experience. We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. All appointments will
be based on merit.
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