The Institute of East Asian Studies has established a new School of Advanced Studies (cf. http://www.uni-due.de/in-east/215/) on Innovation in East Asia funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Organized in six Junior Research Groups the School will focus on innovations in East Asia in two areas: New forms of mobility (e-mobility) and urbanization. Inter alia the School aims to narrow the gap between disciplines and regional studies by strengthening the application of cutting edge theoretical and methodological approaches to research in area studies. Each junior research group consists of two doctoral researchers and is led by a post-doctoral scholar.
The School is looking for a doctoral researcher with a background in institutional economics, game theory or related fields. Applicant must have a strong MA degree (or equivalent), good knowledge in theories and methods of their respective discipline. Applicants should be open for transdisciplinary cooperation and must be fluent in English. A proven interest in East Asia (China, Japan or Korea) would be an advantage.
The School offers successful applicants a highly dynamic research environment, a structured PhD program with excellent supervision and guidance. The duration of the PhD projects is three years. This is a half position with salary group/Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.
Applications (incl. CV, copy of degrees incl. transcript of grades, a research proposal of 3–5 pages) are to be submitted in one electronic file to the Director of the School Prof. Markus Taube ([log in to unmask]) or contact Shuanping Dai ([log in to unmask]) for more information.