This is a fixed term appointment from 1 February 2019 to 29 November 2019
The Department of Government, a large and vibrant academic unit within the LSE, is seeking to appoint a Research Officer. The candidate will work with the LSE Principal Investigator, Professor Leigh Jenco, on the collaborative research project ‘East Asian Uses of the European Past’ funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). This interdisciplinary, humanities-based project investigates the transnational circulation of ideas in and through East Asia, including how East Asian scholars engaged European ideas to interpret their own histories and predicaments. In particular, the project investigates the role played by East Asian scholars and actors in the global circulations of ideas in both modern and premodern worlds. More information about the grant project and its activities can be found here: http://eautbc.hypotheses.org/
The Research Officer will work closely with the Principal Investigator to conduct his/her own research related to the grant theme. S/he will also be responsible for managing workshops and organizing knowledge-exchange activities with academics as well as local partners (including the British Library). S/he will also be expected to work closely with LSE’s other HERA collaborators at the Universities of Heidelberg, Zurich and Madrid.
The successful candidate will have completed or submitted a PhD in Political Science, Philosophy, History, Asian Studies, Art History, or a related discipline by the post start date. S/he will also be experienced in conducting textual, visual, or other forms of analysis appropriate to her/his discipline, have a demonstrated ability to conduct research on cross-cultural or transcultural themes in history, philosophy, or political thought related to East Asian and European interaction since the 17th century, and be comfortable working in a small multidisciplinary team. The Research Officer will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including native or near-native fluency in academic English and (at a minimum) advanced reading ability in at least one East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean). Candidates working in the history of political thought or comparative political theory are particularly encouraged to apply.
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification linked to in the advert on the LSE website.
To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Leigh Jenco at L.K.Jenco@lse.ac.uk.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 December 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
Interviews will take place on 11 January 2019.
The post begins 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.