Vacant Position: Professorship for Global History (18th–20th Century), with a focus on Asian History

Zürich, Switzerland
Deadline: 10th Jan 2014

The successful candidate comes with a record of excellence in researching Global History (18th to 20th century), with a focus on Asian History, and several years of academic teaching experience. Applicants should demonstrate their interest in cooperating with the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at the University of Zurich.

Candidates are expected to have completed their habilitation or equivalent qualifications or, as the case may be, have an advanced postdoctoral research or habilitation project. Depending on the qualifications of the appointee, the professorship will take the form of a chair or an assistant professorship with tenure track. The position should be filled as soon as possible. Since administrative work is conducted in German at the University of Zurich, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.

The closing date for applications is January 10, 2014. Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they describe their abilities and motivation, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications (without the publications themselves), a description of courses they have taught, a description of completed research projects, and a list of  acquired external funding. Applications should be mailed as a single PDF file to University of Zurich, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dean’s Office, Rämistrasse 69, CH-8001 Zurich, For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Gesine Krüger (


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