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Dear AIB members,
Please see the job advert below for three new positions in East Asian studies.  The position related to the economy or business system of China may be of particular interest to AIB members.  I am happy to answer any questions about the posts in informally, or will put you in contact with relevant people at the FU Berlin.
Professor Dr. Gregory Jackson
School of Business & Economics
Freie Universitšt Berlin
Boltzmannstr.20
Berlin 14165, Germany
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http://wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/jackson

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Freie Universitšt Berlin is seeking to fill three junior professorship positions (W 1) for its newly established Graduate School of East Asian Studies:
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar of East Asian Studies
Successful applicants will be required to conduct research and teach in the corresponding areas.
Appointment requirements are governed by article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
1. Junior Professorship in Japanese Studies (with a focus on Japanese Society)
The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in university teaching and research, preferably with a strong international component. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Japanese Studies with an emphasis on the social sciences or in a social science discipline such as sociology, social and cultural anthropology, political science or a related discipline with a distinct focus on Japan. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in qualitative research methods, an excellent command of English and Japanese, as well as substantial research experience related to institutions in Japanese society. Qualified candidates will also show a track record of engaging in multi-disciplinary research and teaching as well as in conducting grant-sponsored research.
The appointee will be expected to conduct research and to teach courses in social science research on Japan within the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and in the B.A. and M.A. programs in Japanese Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to Freie Universitšt Berlin's research networks in the social sciences and area studies, such as those represented in the Center for Area Studies.
2. Junior Professorship in Chinese Studies (with a focus on Chinese Economy and Society)
The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in university teaching and research, preferably with a strong international component. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies with an emphasis on the social sciences or in a social science discipline such as economics, sociology or a related discipline with a distinct focus on China. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in qualitative research methods, an excellent command of English and Chinese, as well as substantial research experience related to institutions in Chinese economy and/or society. Qualified candidates will also show a track record of engaging in multi-disciplinary research and teaching as well as in  conducting grant-sponsored research.
The appointee will be expected to conduct research and to teach courses in social science research on China within the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and in the B.A. and M.A. programs in Chinese Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to Freie Universitšt Berlin's research networks in the social sciences and area studies, such as those represented in the Center for Area Studies.
3. Junior Professorship in Korean Studies (with a focus on Korean Politics)
The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in university teaching and research, preferably with a strong international component. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Korean Studies with an emphasis on the social sciences or in a social science discipline such as political science, sociology or a related discipline with a distinct focus on Korea. Research expertise related to North Korea is especially welcome. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in qualitative research methods, an excellent command of English and Korean, as well as substantial research experience related to institutions in Korean politics and society. Qualified candidates also show a track record of engaging in multi-disciplinary research and teaching as well as in conducting grant-sponsored research.
The appointee will be expected to conduct research and to teach courses in social science research on Korea within the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and in the B.A. and M.A. programs in Korean Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to Freie Universitšt Berlin's research networks in the social sciences and area studies, such as those represented in the Center for Area Studies.

Languages of instruction at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies are English and German. Successful applicants who are not sufficiently proficient in German are strongly encouraged to acquire language skills at academically appropriate levels within a reasonable time frame.
Junior professors will be appointed as civil servants for an initial duration of three years. Provided that their performance is thereafter evaluated positively, employment may be extended for three more years.
Applications quoting the corresponding reference W 1 Japanese Studies, W 1 Chinese Studies or W 1 Korean Studies must be received no later than October 11th, 2012 at
Freie Universitšt Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Dekanat
z. Hd. v. Frau Emmrich-Willingham
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin
Germany
Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as requirements for junior professorships at Freie Universitšt Berlin can be found at www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt<http://www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt>. For additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de<http://www.fu-berlin.de>, www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de<http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de>, www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/japanologie<http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/japanologie>, www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/sinologie<http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/sinologie>, www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/korea-studien<http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/korea-studien> and www.fu-berlin.de/cas<http://www.fu-berlin.de/cas>.


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