CfA: Departmental Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Studies


The contemporary China Studies Programme (CCSP) in the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford, seeks applications for a full time, two-year fixed term Departmental Lectureship to lecture and teach graduate students; and conduct some independent research, from 1st September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is an opportunity to join the largest community of Area Studies scholars anywhere in the world.

The Departmental Lecturer will assist in teaching and supervision for the MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies and MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies. The successful candidate should be able to contribute primarily to team teaching (lectures, classes, essay feedback supervision) in the core course, The Study of Contemporary China, dissertation supervision to MSc and MPhil students on a wide range of topics pertaining to China, as well as examination and assessment duties, as well as to contribute to the teaching of option courses linked to their specialist expertise.

We welcome applicants from across the field of social sciences in contemporary Chinese studies, however we would particularly encourage applications from those able to offer expertise in China’s international relations and/or Chinese politics and society. Essential selection criteria include a doctorate in  social science discipline or an interdisciplinary field pertaining to contemporary China or evidence that a relevant doctoral thesis will be submitted by the starting date of the post, a strong publication record appropriate to their career stage, familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. An ability to teach quantitative and/or qualitative research methods courses for social scientists including an ability to offer a teaching session on using social media in China-related research may be an advantage.

Applications are to be submitted via the Oxford University’s website, they should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae along with a list of any publications and the names of three referees.

A detailed job description may be obtained below or by clicking ‘apply’. There you will find further details including the key responsibilities, selection criteria and full details of the application procedure.

If you would like to discuss this post, or any other details that are not included in the job description attached, please contact Paul Irwin Crookes (Director of Contemporary China Studies; Associate Professor, Contemporary China Studies) at Please quote the job ref 158313 in all correspondence.

All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK Time) on Tuesday 5th July, 2022.

The interviews will be held remotely in July, 2022.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.