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The electors intend to proceed to an election to the newly established Professorship of the Study of Contemporary China, with effect from as early a date as may be arranged.

This new post forms the core of an exciting initiative to develop the study of Contemporary China with special reference to the Social Sciences. It is generously funded for the first ten years by the Leverhulme Trust. A Lecturership in the area of environment or demography within the Life and Environmental Sciences Division is also to be funded by the Trust and this will also be advertised in the near future.

The successful applicant will have an established track record of high quality social science research in contemporary China. He or she will probably focus principally on the reform era since 1978. The University is interested in applications from the disciplines of demography, economics, international relations, politics, and sociology. Within these broad areas the Leverhulme Trust is particularly keen to encourage academic activity relevant to change in contemporary China, including modernization and urbanization. The new Professor is likely to possess a sound knowledge of Chinese, sufficient for first-hand research in primary and secondary sources. A non-stipendiary Fellowship at St Antony's College is attached to the Professorship.

Applications (ten copies, or one only from overseas candidates), naming three persons (with postal and e-mail addresses and telephone/fax numbers) who have agreed to act as referees on this occasion, should be received not later than 2 July 2001 by the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Further particulars may also be accessed on the Web (URL: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/).

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Cambridge University Reporter, 10 May 2001
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