25.08.2011 - 00:00:00
Post-doctoral Position: Economic Studies on East Asia (China or Japan) (Application until Aug 25, 2011)
The DFG Research Training Group 1613 Risk and East Asia at the IN-EAST, University of Duisburg-Essen, invite applications for one full-time
Economic Studies on East Asia (China or Japan)
available October 1, 2011, in its English language doctoral and post-doctoral program. IN-EAST is the largest institute of social scientific research on contemporary East Asia in continental Europe, offering international degree programs at the MA and doctoral levels in Chinese and Japanese Studies. Beginning in October 2011, the institute will also offer a German language BA in Modern East Asian Studies. IN-EAST is a member of EastAsiaNet, the European Research School Network of Contemporary East Asian Studies (www.eastasianet.eu).
We seek applicants with expertise in economic analysis of contemporary developments in China or Japan – proven by an excellent doctorate and a strong publication record. Applicants should be experienced in innovative theoretical and methodological approaches (e.g. institutional economics, experiments) and possess Chinese or Japanese language skills compatible with their regional research focus.
Successful applicants are expected to develop a research project with a focus on one of the sub-themes of the research training group. Post-docs are expected to contribute to the doctoral training activities, including the mentoring of doctoral projects in the group, and to support the organization of the joint training measures, workshops and conferences, including those with the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield (White Rose East Asia Centre) and East Asian partners. Post-docs will co-organise a training seminar in East Asia in fall.
Post-doc appointments are for two years. To enable a focus on research, the position has a reduced teaching load of one seminar per semester. Post-docs will receive support from the participating scientists in developing proposals for third-party research funding. For this purpose, post-docs are eligible for preliminary research funding, including travel and short research residencies in East Asia.
Please follow the application procedures outlined below. Application deadline is four weeks following this advertisement and should be addressed to:
Prof. Karen A. Shire, PhD, Speaker, DFG GK 1613 Risk and East Asia, Institute of East Asian Studies – LE 715, University Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg.
Electronic submissions are welcomed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents:
- C.V. including date of birth, nationality, lists of publications, courses taught and research completed in East Asia
- Certification of English and East Asian language competencies and certified copies of all degrees awarded and transcripts of courses
- A short outline of research proposed within the research training group, no longer than five pages plus bibliography
- A copy of the doctoral thesis, preferably in published form, and up to two additional publications
- Two confidential letters of recommendation from university professors familiar with your research, and who can address your ability to undertake independent research and to support doctoral training activities, especially in the East Asian region
Published in "DIE ZEIT" at July 28, 2011