Junior Professor in New Economic Geography / East Asia, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of unlimited possibilities instead of possible limitations. Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, our 11 faculties develop ideas with a future. We are strong on research and teaching, we embrace diversity, promote academic potential, and we fight for genuine educational equality.

The University of Duisburg-Essen is in search of the brightest minds

We seek to attract outstanding early career academics, affording our junior professors the best opportunities for their academic and personal development. We support young academics individually, offering the assistance of the Graduate Center (GC Plus), the Tenure-Track-Programme (TT Plus) and Human Resources Development (PE Plus). Wherever numerous leading minds connect and cooperate, everyone involved will benefit. That is why we coordinate our research and teaching within the Research Area Ruhr; a network interlinking the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr-University Bochum and the TU Dortmund University.

Within the framework of the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” – the federal and state program for the enhancement of junior scholarship and research – twenty-three tenure-track junior professorships will be advertised. Currently, we are in search of eligible candidates for the following Tenure-Track Junior Professorship at the Mercator School of Management – Faculty of Business Administration (MSM) and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST), a central scientific institute at the University of Duisburg-Essen:

Junior Professor in “New Economic Geography / East Asia”
(Salary Class Group W1 LBesO W – with Tenure Track as per W2)

The junior professorship is grounded in the Mercator School of Management (MSM), but linked closely to the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST). It will be responsible for research and teaching in the field of theoretical and empirical (New) Economic Geography both in general and with a regional focus on East Asia.

The successful candidate’s doctoral degree and research focus will be in a relevant field, e.g. economics, geography or area studies. Command of an East Asian language is desirable; academic experience working in or on the East Asian region (China, Japan, Korea) is a requirement.

The MSM and IN-EAST expect successful applicants to contribute actively to the research profile of both institutions. This involves willingness and clear potential to cooperate within our research clusters in areas like international economic relations, regional and industrial economics, institutional integration processes in East Asia, and transnational issues of East Asia, the latter established in conjunction with Ruhr-University Bochum under the auspices of the Association for Research on East Asia under the University Alliance Ruhr (AREA Ruhr).

Applicants must additionally demonstrate relevant academic teaching experience. The junior professorship contributes regional studies courses taught in English and German to the degree programs of the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Mercator School of Management at the levels of BA and MA studies. Candidates without German language skills are expected to develop a working knowledge of German within three years upon appointment.

The MSM combines the Ruhr Area’s strong regional identity with a distinctive international orientation. Its focus on international level business and economics research places it among the leading economics faculties in Germany. IN-EAST is the largest institute for contemporary East Asian studies research in Europe. It combines social science and economics approaches with language-based regional studies.

What We Expect:

The hiring requirements comply with § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG).

Teaching requirements currently are four hours of teaching during the first, and five hours of teaching during the second employment stage of the Junior Professorship. Employment is contingent on the presentation of the corresponding requirements for temporary civil service. The duration of employment complies with § 39 Sect. 5 HG.

The University of Duisburg-Essen promotes the diversity of its members (https://www.uni-due.de/diversity). It strives to increase the percentage of women in its academic staff and therefore emphatically invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal qualifications, female candidates will be considered with preference (Equal Opportunities Act). As per § 2 Sect. 3 SGB IX, applications by candidates with a disability or equivalent status are especially welcome.

Applications with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, documentation of academic and professional development, copies of relevant documents and certificates, an exposé of the applicant’s research profile with reference to its relevance for the University of Duisburg-Essen, a list of successful external grant applications, a list of courses taught and a teaching philosophy, an enumeration of experience in academic self-administration) should be sent within a month after this advertisement appears, so until Feb. 28, 2018 to the Dean of the Faculty of the Mercator School of Management: 

Dean of the Mercator School of Management – 
Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Duisburg-Essen 
Mr. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Anker 
Forsthausweg 2 
47057 Duisburg 

Further information on the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Mercator School of Management can be found under http://udue.de/IJ5M8

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