The post holder will be a member of the European Research Council Project, “Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598” (no. 758347), which is directed by Prof. Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona together with the University of Oxford.
Reporting directly to Dr James Lewis at the University of Oxford, the post holder will be responsible for carrying out research on the social or economic history of post-Imjin Korea, taking into account the Imjin War and its aftermath in historical context. They will also provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers. The post holder will be based in Oxford and will connect remotely with other members of the Aftermath project who are based in Barcelona and other locations worldwide.
You will have a relevant doctorate or equivalent, together with relevant experience, demonstrable expertise in any aspect of the economic and social history of Chosŏn Korea, preferably of the Late Chosŏn period (ca. 1600 – 1870), and a clear interest in the effects of the Imjin War. The successful candidate will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes (particularly, the ability to use Classical Chinese and Modern Korean for research), native or near-native Korean language skills, and an ability to manage academic research. You will also have previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations, an ability to contribute ideas for new research projects, and excellent communication skills as defined by an excellent command of English, including academic English.
This position is based in central Oxford. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years, from 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 3 September 2021.