The Faculty of Social Sciences and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg- Essen, Germany, invite applications for a full-time, tenured position at the rank of professor (salary group W 2), in East Asian Social Sciences – Korean Studies.
The Faculty of Social Sciences and the Institute of East Asian Studies seek candidates with a strong foundation in social sciences (political science, international relations, sociology or another discipline closely related to the social sciences) with demonstrated language and regional competence in Korean Studies, a highly productive and international research career, documented by peer-reviewed publications, integration in the relevant academic peer-groups as well as experience with third-party funded projects. Candidates who can contribute to the institutional theory inspired research programs of the IN-EAST and the Faculty of Social Sciences will be favored.
The Professorship contributes teaching to the degree programs at the levels of BA, MA and doctoral studies of the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences in English and German. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr, a cooperation of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, and the IN-EAST. Candidates are expected to develop a working knowledge of the German language within two years following the initial appointment.
The concept of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen grounds regional studies research and teaching in the theories and methods of the social and economic sciences. The appointment is to the Faculty of Social Sciences with membership in the Institute of East Asian Studies. The Institute of East Asian Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences offer an attractive and international research and teaching environment with a large network of cooperation partners in East Asia and Europe. More information about the Professorship can be found online: www.uni-due.de/in-
Successful candidates will have a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals, experience in acquiring competitive research grants and in carrying out independent research projects. The University of Duisburg-Essen emphasizes excellence in teaching. Pedagogical approaches to teaching, especially in relation to the university educational profile, should be documented in the application materials.
Candidates must demonstrate fulfilment of the following requirements according to § 36 of the Law on Universities in North Rhine-Westphalia (HG): A first university degree, a doctorate and additional academic achievements beyond the doctorate which can be demonstrated in one of the following ways: on the basis of a junior professorship, a venia, a second book, or an academic post at an institute of higher education, at a non-university research institution, in business, in administration or in another professional area either in Germany or abroad.
The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to increase the diversity of its members and considers their competencies in relation to, e.g., their age or origin (http://www.uni-due.de/diversity). The University of Duisburg-Essen has been awarded the “Total E-Quality” certificate for its efforts in improving equal opportunities. The university aims to increase the share of women in scientific positions and strongly encourages qualified women to apply.
Persons with disabilities are given preference in cases where all qualifications are equal.
Applications, together with supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of academic publications, evidence of your academic and professional background, certified copies of your academic degrees, details of your previous teaching activities and of your participation in academic administration and third-party funded projects) are to be submitted no later than six weeks after publication of this advertisement either by postal service to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Univ.-Prof. Dr. K.-R. Korte, 47048 Duisburg, Germany, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.