The interdisciplinary research training group GRK 2833 solicits postdoctoral research on East Asian projections and conceptions of the future: how they emerged, on what premises they were based, and how they have been and continue to be applied to the paradigmatic fields of (1) language, religion, and ideology, (2) self and society, (3) resources and technology, and (4) sovereignty and governance. The temporal focus is on the modern and contemporary periods. Priority will be given to candidates whose postdoctoral research project include at least two East Asian regions or who have a strong area studies and methodological approach. The relevant fields of research are • Area studies: Sinology/Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies • and/or further disciplines with a strong focus on East Asia, such as Social Sciences (Political Science, Economics, Sociology), History, Religious Studies, Linguistics, Literary Studies The position is a fixed-term employment, limited to a maximum of five years. The postdoctoral studies will be conducted at the Faculty of East Asian Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) respectively its constituting faculties, with periods of field work and archival / library research in East Asia. The participating researchers cooperate and coordinate their activities in the Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr. GRK 2833 is supported by a grant of the German Research Foundation DFG funded by the German federal government and the federal states. For further information on the research programme, please refer to the GRK 2833 website at https://www. east-asian-futures.de.
At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.
If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.
Gwendolin Kleine Stegemann, Phone: +49234 32 28771
Nora Brasse, Phone: +49234 32 26258
Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.
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Please upload your application with the specification ANR: 1585 until 31.03.2023 in one pdf file onto the application platform at https://www.east-asian-futures.de