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James Legge Memorial JRF in Comparative Aesthetics and Art History

The James Legge Memorial Junior Research Fellowship in Comparative Aesthetics and Art History

Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a stipendiary James Legge Junior Research Fellow in Comparative Aesthetics and Art History, tenable for three years with effect from October 2018. The appointee will engage in internationally recognised research at the postdoctoral level preferably in the theory and practice of the arts of calligraphy and painting in Imperial China, compared with the theory and practice of the arts, particularly (but not exclusively) painting in other traditions. These traditions may include the arts of Australasian Aboriginal, African, Indian and other cultures but also Western art and folk art such as tribal rug weaving. In making this appointment, the College’s decision will be based primarily on the quality of each candidate’s research and on his/her potential for an academic career.

The salary will be £30,688 per annum. The Fellow will also be entitled to full lunching and dining rights and will receive a research allowance (£2,324) and a hospitality allowance (£425). These are the current figures.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship.

The appointee will be based at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, OX1 4JF.

Applications should be submitted, by email to sara.watson@ccc.ox.ac.uk and should include a completed application form,  a letter of application, explaining how you meet the selection criteria below, a CV, a list of publications, a 1,000-word description of present and future research interests and a completed Equal Opportunities Form. Applications should be received by 26 February 2018. Referees should be asked to write directly, by email, to sara.watson@ccc.ox.ac.uk, their references to be received by not later than 26 February 2018. Those shortlisted will be asked to submit an example of work (of no more than 20,000 words to comprise published or forthcoming articles or chapters from his/her doctoral dissertation) before interview. Interviews will be held in Oxford on 21 March 2018.

Criteria

This post is intended to provide a promising young scholar with a congenial environment for the development of his/her research beyond the doctoral level. Within that broad aim, the committee will make its decision by seeking evidence of the following attributes of candidates: 

  • Distinguished and imaginative research at doctoral level, and plans for future research of a similar or greater quality.
  • The capacity to think originally in a comparative way with objects of material and visual culture.
  • The ability to defend the work submitted before the scrutiny of the interviewing panel.
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