Vacant Position: Research Assistant in Chinese Media, Literature & Culture

St. Gallen, Switzerland

The University of St Gallen seeks to appoint, in the context of a SNF-financed Research Grant, a

Research Assistant in Chinese Media, Literature & Culture (75%)

(Two-year position, starting immediately)

This position is designed for work on a research project on contemporary Chinese literature, media and culture (English medium). The project examines Chinese literary writings, Internet writings, blogs, and works of art (1997-2013) to investigate issues including urban culture, globalization, gender, and the culture of consumption.
Desired qualifications include:

  • PhD (or near completion) in Chinese Studies, Literary/Cultural Studies or Media Studies with a focus on China
  • Excellent (native or near native) Chinese reading skills
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Research experience

Salary according to SNF / University of St Gallen guidelines. For inquiries please contact Professor Daria Berg, email:, Chair of Chinese Culture and Society, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, Girtannerstrasse 6, CH-9010 St Gallen, Switzerland.






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