Okinaga Junior Research Fellowship in Japanese Studies

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship in Japanese Studies, to be held from 1 October 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed-term period of three years (including one probationary year). As an early career post, the Fellowship will not be renewed after the third year, but should the post-holder take family leave during the period of appointment their contract will be extended by an equivalent period of time.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake a programme of research at post-doctoral level, on which they will be required to make a short annual report.

There is no restriction as to the field of research within Japanese Studies, although preference will be given to applicants whose interests coincide with the teaching and related activities of the Nissan Institute. Candidates are expected to be proficient in using Japanese sources.

The holding of a doctorate is not a prerequisite, although applicants will have to have submitted their thesis by the time that the interviews are held. Preference will be given to those who have not already held a comparable career development appointment at Oxford or another university, and who are (excepting periods away from academia) within five years of having completed their doctorate.

Further details available in the attachment below.

How to apply

Applications, in the form of a covering letter and a curriculum vitae, and including a summary of research history and future plans, and list of publications, should be sent by email to the Warden’s Executive Assistant (academic.appointments@wadham.ox.ac.uk) by noon on 16 March 2023.

Applicants should ask two referees to write directly to the Warden’s Executive Assistant by the same date. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that letters from referees are received by this date. The College wishes to take this opportunity of thanking those referees who write on behalf of applicants. Interviews are likely to be held in Trinity Term.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Candidates are asked to complete an equal opportunities form for return to the Head of HR, Wadham College. These forms are used for monitoring purposes and will not be seen by any members of the selection committee.

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include proof of identity and references.