Chair in Chinese International Relations

WC2R 2LS, London (Greater)
Up to £100,000, including London Weighting Allowance
08 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Lau China Institute at King’s College London conducts research, educates and engages in public and policy debates on contemporary China and its history. Based in the School of Global Affairs in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, the Institute aims to work with international and domestic scholars and others, seeking deeper mutual understanding with Greater China. The Institute carries out high quality, multidisciplinary, influential and innovative research on topics including the development of Chinese domestic politics, Chinese international relations, Chinese society and Chinese economic development.

The Institute is seeking a new Chair in Chinese International Relations, strengthening the existing academic community in the Lau China Institute and at King’s. The new Chair will be involved in education, undertaking research on Chinese international relations, attracting external funding for research and engagement, significant and high-impact publications, and contributing to the domestic and international debate on China’s role in the world.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional researcher with a PhD in a relevant field, with a strong publication record, an excellent reputation, and a commitment to teaching and to academic leadership. The individual will have experience of providing advice to policy-makers, and engaging in public discussion, broadcast or in writing, on issues relating to China’s international role.

The successful candidate will work with the Institute Director, Professor Kerry Brown, to strengthen the Institute’s research and public profile. In particular, the new Chair will identify new themes for the Institute’s research and engagement, extend collaborations with scholars at King’s, and help establish the Institute as a key venue for convening academically-informed discussions about China in the world.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

Essential criteria

  • PhD in area related to Chinese International Relations
  • Excellent publication record as evidenced by academic publications and publications for non-academic audiences
  • Evidence of academic stature and esteem
  • At least five years’ experience of teaching doctoral students and postgraduate students
  • Evidence of administrative experience and leadership role.
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Evidence of public outreach in terms of media, writing and lecturing

Desirable criteria

  • Facility in Mandarin Chinese