CFA: PhD student (f/m/d) at Heidelberg University (Contemporary China Studies) (deadline: 2021-09-08)


The Chair for Contemporary China Studies at Heidelberg University invites applications for the position of a:
PhD student (f/m/d) with an interest in current social, political, and economic developments of China
The position starts on 1 October 2021 and is limited for the period of three years. Remuneration is in accordance with TV-L E 13.

Your Tasks:
⎯ execution of own research (qualification goal: doctorate)
⎯ teaching 2 SWS per semester within the framework of the BA program in East Asian Studies / Sinology (focus on politics/economics of China)
⎯ participation in student support, organization of teaching, and diverse administrative tasks

Your Profile:
⎯ completed university degree in Sinology (Magister/Master) in the subject area of contemporary China (preferably in the field of politics, economy or society of China, social science related research on China)
⎯ stays abroad in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan
⎯ very good knowledge of the modern Chinese language, both written and spoken (at least HSK 5 or equivalent)
⎯ high-level proficiency of German and English, both written and spoken
⎯ high interest in current developments in China
⎯ ability to work in a team and a multicultural and international environment
⎯ ability to work independently and take own initiative

We Offer:
⎯ an attractive work environment and collaboration in a friendly research-oriented team
⎯ excellent qualification opportunities at the Institute of Sinology and the opportunity to interact with multiple scientific disciplines within Heidelberg University

Please send your application including a CV, a list of publications and previous courses taught (if applicable), an outline (2 pages) of the planned doctoral project, and two references by 8 September 2021 in electronic form to: Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies, University Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Anja Senz, Chair for Contemporary China Studies, Voßstraße 2, 69115 Heidelberg. E-Mail:

The application must be in German language and submitted in a single PDF file.
We ask for your understanding that received application documents will not be returned.
Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. We therefore strongly encourage qualified female scientists to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal suitability. For more information on job postings and data protection, please visit