Stellenausschreibung: University Assistant, University of Vienna, Department of East Asian Studies


The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (post doc; 40h, 6 years)

at the Department of East Asian Studies

The position will be with the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society at the Department of East Asian Studies. Our focus is on modern East Asia (roughly covering the 20th and the 21st centuries, defined mainly as Northeast Asia (China, Japan, and the two Koreas) but also including the ten ASEAN members states of Southeast Asia. Our basic philosophy is that of Area Studies, i.e. we value a holistic approach that includes a solid command of at least one East Asian language, a perspective that goes beyond a single East Asian country, and the knowledge of the cultural background including history and literature. At the same time, we emphasize the compatibility of our research and teaching with established, non-area focused disciplines including, but not limited to, history, economics, sociology, and political science.

For all details, please see job reference number 9523 at

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 07.04.2019, mentioning reference number 9523.