Call for Applications: W1 Junior Professorship for State and Society in China

Erlangen, Germany
Deadline: 27th Oct 2017

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W1 Junior Professorship for State and Society in China at the Institute for Middle Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Depending on successful evaluation the appointment will be extended for another three years.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research, teach in all degree programmes in which the discipline of sinology is involved, develop e-learning tools in ‘Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language’, and participate in the research activities of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities ‘Fate, Freedom and Prognostication’ ( Candidates must have very good knowledge of both modern and classical Chinese, as well as proven research expertise in the political history and history of ideas of imperial and/or modern China. The willingness to participate actively in relevant research networks at FAU is expected.

Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience and a doctoral degree.

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at by 27.10.2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, Professor Rainer Trinczek. Please contact with any questions.


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