CfA: 2 post-doc positions, University of Duisburg-Essen, 100%, 3 years (Deadline: 2021-07-08)


The University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for two postdoctoral positions (F/M/X) (pay grade E13 TV-L) at the Mercator School of Management (MSM) and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST), both located at the Duisburg campus.

Main tasks:
The successful candidates should carry out independent research in the field of East Asian Business or Economic Studies (preferably with a focus on Japan or Korea) or in transnational studies with a focus on the East Asian region. It is expected that they teach up to 4 hours/week in the East Asian Studies programmes at BA and MA level and fulfill some administrative tasks. The job responsibilities allow opportunities for the further development of academic qualifications and skills.

Your profile:
▪ MA (or equivalent) and a dissertation/thesis in economics, business administration or area studies with a focus on economics
▪ excellent knowledge of the East Asian region or one of its countries (in particular Japan or Korea)
▪ very good knowledge of an East Asian language and of the English language.

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 IN-EAST and the MSM offer an attractive and international research and teaching environment with a large network of cooperation partners in East Asia and Europe.

The University offers you:
▪ access to further education
▪ a company ticket for public transport
▪ the opportunity to participate in sports and health programmes (university sports).

Expected start date: as soon as possible
Contract period: 36 months
Working time: full time
Application deadline: July 8, 2021

The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to promote diversity among its members (see; only available in German). It also aims to increase the number of women among its academic staff, and therefore encourages women with pertinent qualifications to apply. Women with equal qualifications will be preferred in accordance with state equality legislation. Applications from qualified disabled persons as defined by Section 2 (3) of the German Social Code, Book IX (SGB IX) are also encouraged.

Applications including the usual documents (CV, list of publications, documentation of academic and professional development, copies of relevant documents and certificates, an overview of the applicant’s research profile with reference to its relevance for the University of Duisburg-Essen) quoting reference 463-21 should be sent by July 8, 2021 at latest to Prof. Markus Taube, Universität Duisburg, MSM/IN-EAST, 47048 Duisburg,
Further enquiries regarding these positions should be directed to Mr. Helmut Demes, Executive Director IN-EAST,, +49 (0)203 37 94191.