Senior Lecturer, Modern Chinese Studies
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UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
Senior Lecturer in MODERN CHINESE STUDIES
Centre for the Study of Democracy
Senior Lecturer: £33,842 - £42,089 p.a. inc. LWA
Asian Studies is expanding at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. We are seeking to make an appointment for a permanent Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese Studies. The new appointee
will join a highly rated research team with an international reputation and interdisciplinary interests in the cultures and politics of modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the overseas Chinese diaspora. The team's current interests include: gender and sexuality; art and visual culture; film and media; urban space and modernity; local and national identities; civil society, local governance and political change. We welcome applications from academics with a proven track record in areas that relate to, and broaden, our current interests. Scholars working on contemporary cross-cultural issues that arise in other parts of the world as well as in China and East Asia are also welcome.
The new appointee will be expected to develop individual and collaborative research projects, to contribute to MPhil/PhD supervision and to the teaching, administration and development of our Masters programme in International Studies (East Asia).
Since 1989, CSD has grown into a major, and distinctive, academic centre in the fields of politics, international relations and East Asian studies. CSD has a strong reputation for its high-quality, innovative research, teaching excellence, policy advice and intellectual leadership.
CSD's highly rated postgraduate Masters courses (MA International Relations, MA International Relations and Contemporary Political Theory, MA International Studies) and its dynamic MPhil/PhD research programme have attracted an increasing number of outstanding students in recent years (with currently altogether over 70 students) from a variety of European and overseas countries, and from diverse backgrounds.
CSD is the University's major hub for academic and public events in the fields of Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies. Its seminar and public events programmes, which feature leading international scholars and figures from public life, include the CSD Research Seminar, the CSD Encounter, the C R Parekh Lecture, the Democracy Club, the Westminster International Forum, and regular seminars and workshops relating to individual research groups.
CSD's mission is to develop its strong position as a distinctive postgraduate teaching and research centre in Politics, International Relations, and Asian Studies; and to engender a dynamic research culture built on the innovative work carried out to date. CSD's research strategy is above all to promote research excellence by fostering high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research; and to achieve further growth by securing additional staff and new research programmes.
Informal enquires can be made to Professor Harriet Evans, Centre for the Study of Democracy (020 7911 5138; firstname.lastname@example.org). For information about the Centre for the Study of Democracy see our website at http://www.wmin.ac.uk/csd
The post will commence as soon as practicable, but by no later than 1 October 2007.
Closing Date: 11th June 2007
Interview Date: w/c 2nd July 2007
Candidates should apply via our website at http://www.wmin.ac.uk/personnel_jobs/usrjoblist.asp under reference 5001 1750, which includes a full job description and an online application form.
Please note: CVs, in isolation, will not be accepted.
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies