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FU Job Offer: Japanese Studies W3 (Full Professor)

News from Jun 06, 2014

The Department of History and Cultural Studies Seminar of East Asian Studies - Japanese Studies

 invites applications for a tenured

Professorship in Culture and History of modern Japan

(salary grade W 3)


The successful applicant will be required to cover the area named above in research and teaching.

Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).


The successful candidate’s research focus will be on the culture and history of modern Japan (since 1868) with a research focus in at least two of the following research areas:   literary studies, cultural studies, and history of ideas. She or he will be well familiar with recent theoretical approaches in the field and have profound knowledge of research methods. Candidates will have international teaching experience and an excellent research and publication record. Successful candidates also are expected to have experience with acquiring funding for, and carrying out externally funded research projects. Qualified candidates must have made excellent academic achievements and be proficient in the Japanese language. Successful candidates will also be familiar with the key discourses and debates in the field of Gender Studies.


The appointee will be expected to conduct research and teaching in the field of Japanese Studies with a focus on the culture and history of modern Japan (since 1868). The successful applicant is expected to participate in interdisciplinary research projects and cooperate with colleagues of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies, the Center for Area Studies and the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies. She or he will also be expected to participate actively in the creation of new cooperative research projects.


Applications quoting the reference code W3 Japanologie should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching experience (such as syllabi and evaluations of courses previously taught) as well as of involvement in ongoing or planned research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects. If applicable, candidates should also include information on existing or planned industrial co-operations, inventions/patents and spin-offs.


All materials, including a private postal and/or e-mail address must be received no later than July 3rd, 2014 at


Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften Dekanat Frau Emmrich-Willingham Koserstraße 20

14195 Berlin (Germany)


Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin can be found at www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de, www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/oas/japanologie, www.fsgs.fu-berlin.de and www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de.

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