September 19, 2016, by Franziska Koch

Job Opportunity: 5 postdoc positions, IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, closing date: 25 Oct 2016

5 Postdoc Positions (with humanities as one eligible background among others)
(full-time, 2 years, salary scale E-13/14 TV-L in accordance with experience, research record and complexity of research)

The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen has established the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies on Innovation in East Asia in 2013 supported by a grant of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education. For the second funding period (April 2017 – March 2019) we seek 5 postdoctoral researchers – pending on final approval of funding by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The School focuses on the processes of innovation in two research groups: New forms of mobility (e-mobility) and urbanization in East Asia. In this context border-crossing institutional transplants and knowledge transfers shall be one point of specific interest.

The School aims to strengthen the application of well-developed theoretical and methodological approaches to research in area studies. It promotes inter-disciplinary discourses. The research groups are supported by a group of experienced professors acting as mentors and international guest researchers.

Applicants with a background in the field of economics, innovation management, sociology, political science, humanities, urban planning/urban development and engineering (preferably with an application to e-mobility) are invited.

The School offers successful applicants a well-established and highly dynamic research environment as well as a research budget. The project duration is two years. Further information about these positions can be found on the website of the IN-EAST ( Interested scientists are invited to contact the director of the School for further information (

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