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Postgraduate research fellow position at Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental

Estado de la convocatoria: Cerrado

Plazo de solicitud: Hasta el 9 de octubre de 2018

The candidate should hold a Master Degree or equivalent qualification in an area relevant to the project aims (historical or philological humanities, law, political theory, or international relations). It is highly desirable that the candidate has sound proficiency and record of research in both Japanese and Chinese, in both their modern and pre-modern registers. The successful candidate is expected to carry out independent research relevant to the objectives of the project; to participate in regular meetings, workshops and outreach activities of the group; to help with the modest organisational tasks pertaining to the running of the project; and to closely collaborate with our academic partners at Heidelberg University, University of Zurich and London School of Economics.

For more information, please, consult the group’s websites:

While we will try to take individual circumstances into consideration, the successful candidate needs to be prepared to reside in Madrid for the duration of the fellowship. The position carries no teaching obligation, but the appointee may opt to offer a course in the East Asian studies programme of the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UAM.

We offer intellectually stimulating, informal and lively environment of a small group of internationally visible East Asia scholars and a base in the culturally vibrant capital of Spain. The working language of the group is English and the candidate’s curriculum should prove s/he is capable of functioning and publishing in English. A level of proficiency in Spanish will be considered an advantage.

The HERA funding for the postdoctoral position is for 12 months. The monthly stipend is stipulated by the rules governing public universities in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. A limited research and travel allowance is part of the overall project budget.

The deadline for the applications is October 9, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview through internet (carried out online, if necessary). The appointment will be made from the earliest date possible, but no later than 1 November 2018.

The applicant is also responsible for making sure that one confidential academic letter of reference is sent directly to the same e-mail address.

Convocatoria Oficial

Organo Gestor y Contacto

Applicants should send a single PDF containing the cover letter, a short (maximum 2-page) outline of a research proposal addressing the project’s agenda, and a curriculum vitae to the Principal Investigator, Professor Taciana Fisac at: Up to two writing samples of the size of a chapter or an article may be also submitted as separate attachments.