CfA: Post-doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) at the Institute for Sociology and the Institute of East Asian Studies


The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is currently seeking a:

Post-doctoral Researcher (m/f/d, No. 484-23)
at the Duisburg Campus, in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Institute for Sociology and the Institute of East Asian Studies
Pay grade 13 TV-L (100%)

The Institute of Sociology and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen is recruiting a full-time post-doctoral researcher for two years, commencing on October 1, 2023.

The position is part of the research group of Prof. Karen Shire PhD. Duties include teaching two courses each semester, primarily in the English language MA programs in Modern and Contemporary East Asian Studies on Japan, advising BA and MA students, participating in the mentoring of PhD candidates including in the DFG Research Training Group East Asian Futures, and contributing to the research profile of the institutes through independent and collaborative research and publications on transnational labor and migration, gender regime change and intersectional inequalities, with a focus on East Asia and Japan in comparative perspectives.

Applicants are expected to have completed a very good doctoral degree and to be fluent in English and Japanese. Ability to teach in German language is desired, but not required for this position.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, which includes a list of courses taught and publications, as well as copies of all degrees received by August 10, 2023 indicating the reference number 484-23 to A writing sample may also be submitted. While references may be named, it is not required to send references at the application stage. Certificates of completed employment or further training, if available, may also be submitted.

The official information in German about the position can be found here: (The English text here is an unofficial version of the same in German. Note however one error in the German version: the position is for a post-doc, not for doctoral candidates)

The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to promote diversity among its members (see: The university strives to increase the proportion of women in academic staff and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. According to the North Rhine-Westphalia State Equality Act, women are given preference in cases of equal qualifications. Applications from qualified disabled individuals and those recognized as being equivalent according to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are also welcome.