Vacant Position: W2- Professorship in “Society and Culture of Modern China”

Leipzig, Germany
Deadline: 26th Sep 2014

The Leipzig University Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies seeks to fill a W2- Professorship in “Society and Culture of Modern China” The holder of this position will be affiliated with the Institute of East Asian Studies. Responsibilities include research and teaching with regard to modern Chinese society and culture, as well as coordination of the Institute’s modern Chinese language programme. In addition to excellent competence in the Chinese language we expect several years of relevant experience in teaching and research.

The holder’s rights and obligations are defined by the Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz (SächsHSFG) and the Sächsische Dienstaufgabenverordnung (DAVOHS). Applicants need to meet the requirements of §58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University emphasizes gender equality in its hiring and employment policies. In case of equal qualifications, applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference.

Applications need to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, teaching evaluations (if available), a copy of the highest degree certificate, certification of “Habilitation” (or a statement describing equivalent qualifications), one or two selected article publications, and an overview of current and planned research projects. Please send applications by September 26, 2014, to


Universität Leipzig
Dekan der Fakultät für Geschichte, Kunst- und Orientwissenschaften
Herrn Prof. Dr. Manfred Rudersdorf
Schillerstr. 6
04109 Leipzig


Inquiries concerning this position should be directed to the Dean’s office at the above address or by email at



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