PhD candidate / research and teaching fellow

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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Chair in Social Science of Japan
PhD candidate / research and teaching fellow
65 %

The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (IAOS) of the University of Zurich is the largest center of research and teaching on Asia in Switzerland with about 100 employees. The Department of Japanese Studies invites applications for a PhD candidate / research and teaching fellow. The successful candidate will be a member of the Chair in Social Science of Japan lead by Prof David Chiavacci.
Your responsibilities
The doctoral position allows the successful candidate to develop their own research project (PhD project). Work duties include independent teaching and coaching of students (on BA and MA level) as well as collaboration in projects and administration of the chair.
Your profile
  • Excellent MA in social science research on Japan.
  • Very good knowledge of Japanese and English.
  • Since teaching and administrative work is basically conducted in German, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of appointment.
  • First teaching experience is an advantage, but not a requirement.

What we offer
  • Doctoral position / research and teaching fellow (65%, initially limited to a three-year period, with extension up to a total of six years pending good performance).
  • Attractive, cooperative and stimulating work environment with good infrastructure.
  • Developing and realizing own research project.
  • Opportunities for developing teaching skills and attractive funding possibilities for various academic activities (workshops, working groups, fieldwork, participation in conferences etc.).

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.
Place of work
University of Zurich, City Campus, Zuerichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.
Start of employment
1 September 2021 or upon agreement. Please submit your application by 19 March 2021.
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