JOB OPPORTUNITY: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 - East Asia

The GloCoBank project is hiring for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the  team from March 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, to work on East Asia. Read more about the project here.  

Alongside a cohort of three to five Post-Doctoral researchers, the Researcher will be attached to a research stream that will use archival research and advanced statistical analysis to explore the changing dimensions of international banking in East Asia with a particular focus on how banks created their own regional correspondent relations and also engaged in the global system

About you 

You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in a relevant discipline, which may include expertise in financial history or another cognate discipline and knowledge of the main trends in international economic history 1870-2000, economic history of East Asia and international banking. You will have expertise in managing data through spreadsheets and databases and applying statistical methods to data, as well as experience in archival research and collection of quantitative data. Fluency in reading an East Asian language (e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Korean) with willingness to travel to archives, e.g. in the UK, USA, Asia and Australia where appropriate, is essential. 

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil, or evidence that a doctorate is close to completion, together with relevant experience.  You will have excellent communication and data handling skills, a demonstrable capacity for independent research, be capable of managing your own academic research and associated activities, and have previous experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations. 

This post is full time, fixed-term for two years.

Application Process 

For full details about the role and the application process click here.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the project's Principal Investigator Professor Catherine R Schenk:

You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications submitted through the University of Oxford e-recruitment system and received before noon Friday 9th September 2022 can be considered.