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Senior Teaching Fellow in Taiwan Studies

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Location: Bloomsbury, London 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges. 

About the Department: 

Founded in 1999, the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies has developed rapidly and is the world’s leading centre of Taiwan Studies. This post is funded by a generous grant from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, and offers an exciting career development opportunity to teach in a unique academic institution focused on Taiwan. 

About the Role:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on the Centre’s existing postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Taiwan Studies. The modules that will be taught in Term 1 will be: Culture and Society in Taiwan (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) as well as New Taiwan Cinema and Beyond (Postgraduate). 

You will also take an active role in administering the Centre’s various Taiwan Studies projects. This will include organising seminars, contributing to the Centre’s website and social media, and helping facilitate the further development of its outreach activities. 

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.

Prospective candidates seeking further information about this position and the Centre of Taiwan Studies may contact the Director, Professor Dafydd Fell ([email protected])

Interviews to be held: Week starting July 10, 2023 

Further information

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact [email protected] 

‘Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006’. ‘Successful candidates must be based in the UK for the duration of their the UK – for the duration of their contract

For information on how and why SOAS processes personal data about its job applicants, please read our Job Applicant Notice. 

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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