Job Opening: Post-doctoral research fellow, Japanese studies

job opening - 5Graduate School of East Asian Studies

The Graduate School of East Asian Studies at Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany) is inviting applications for a

postdoctoral research fellowship
limited to 2 years with a focus on Japan
beginning on 1 September 2015.
Salary terms of E 13 TV-L in the German public sector

Job description:

The Graduate School merges research in East Asian Studies (Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies) with training in the social sciences (Political Science, Economics, Law, Social and Cultural Anthropology) as well as History and Cultural Studies. The training program is interdisciplinary with special emphasis on historically and culturally informed social science inquiry.

The post-doctoral position involves undertaking research in the context of the Graduate School’s research focus on institutions in East Asia, coordinating teams of graduate student-researchers, and teaching a small semester-long seminar.

Minimum Requirements:

(1) Completed PhD or doctorate by the time of appointment.
(2) Field open to any social-science discipline, e.g. anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology.
(3) Empirical research focus on Japan.
(4) Fluency in Japanese and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research focus on institutions
  • experience in qualitative research methods
  • teaching experience

Applications quoting the reference code GEAS/PostDoc/J should include a brief letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications for the position, a current CV, and names of three references. Applications will be considered beginning February 2015.

All materials, including a private postal and e-mail address (pdf preferred), must be received no later than February 16th, 2015 at

Graduate School of East Asian Studies
Freie Universität Berlin
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin


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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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