21.08.2013 - 00:00:00
Job Announcement: Doctoral Researcher/PhD candidates for the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies
The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies invites applications for 12
Doctoral Researcher/PhD candidates
(part-time positions 50%; Salary group/Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)
The Institute of East Asian Studies has established a new School of Advanced Studies on Innovation in East Asia funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Organized in six Junior Research Groups the School will focus on innovations in East Asia in two areas: New forms of mobility (e-mobility) and urbanization. Inter alia the School aims to narrow the gap between disciplines and regional studies by strengthening the application of cutting edge theoretical and methodological approaches to research in area studies. Each junior research group consists of two doctoral researchers and is led by a post-doctoral scholar.
The School is looking for 12 doctoral researchers with a background in the social and economic sciences, in engineering/mobility studies or urban development studies who aim at a doctoral degree. For details of the School and the different research foci of the research program cf. www.in-east.de/school. Applications are invited from candidates with a strong MA degree (or equivalent), good knowledge in theories and methods of their respective discipline and a proven interest in East Asia as well as in transdisciplinary cooperation; good knowledge of an East Asian language and German is an advantage. A command of English is a prerequisite. The School offers successful applicants a highly dynamic research environment, a structured PhD program with excellent supervision and guidance. The duration of the PhD projects is three years.
The University of Duisburg-Essen aims at promoting the diversity of its members (see http://www.uni-due.de/diversity). It aims at increasing the share of female faculty members and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women with equal qualifications will, in accordance with state equality legislation, be given priority. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply (see § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX).
Applications (incl. CV, copy of degrees incl. transcript of grades, a research proposal of 3-5 pages) are to be submitted in one electronic file to the director of the School Prof. M. Taube (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sept. 15, 2013. In addition a letter of recommendation from a scholar able to assess your scholarly potential must be sent directly to Prof. Taube, IN-EAST, University of Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg, Germany.