The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in university teaching and research, preferably with a strong international component. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies with an emphasis on the social sciences or in a social science discipline such as economics, sociology or a related discipline with a distinct focus on China. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in qualitative research methods, an excellent command of English and Chinese, as well as substantial research experience related to institutions in Chinese economy and/or society. Qualified candidates will also show a track record of engaging in multi-disciplinary research and teaching as well as in  conducting grant-sponsored research.

The appointee will be expected to conduct research and to teach courses in social science research on China within the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and in the B.A. and M.A. programs in Chinese Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to Freie Universität Berlin’s research networks in the social sciences and area studies, such as those represented in the Center for Area Studies.

Languages of instruction at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies are English and German. Successful applicants who are not sufficiently proficient in German are strongly encouraged to acquire language skills at academically appropriate levels within a reasonable time frame.

Junior professors will be appointed as civil servants for an initial duration of three years. Provided that their performance is thereafter evaluated positively, employment may be extended for three more years.

Applications must be received no later than October 11, 2012, at

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
z. Hd. v. Frau Emmrich-Willingham
14195 Berlin

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