Job Opening: Research associate, Japanese studies/Gender studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Modernes Japan
Location:  Germany
Position: Research Associate Japanese Studies/Gender Studies

The Department of Modern Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for the position of

Research Associate in Modern Japanese Studies/Gender Studies

(75%, EG 13 TV-L on the German public service scale)

to take up appointment on 01.10.2017. This is a two-year research position with the possibility of extension. The fixed-term nature of these contracts is based upon the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) with the objective of promoting the scientific qualification of the academic employees.

The position is associated with the Chair of Modern Japan I and is deemed to enhance the cultural, social and political expertise in gender studies with particular emphasis on historical and contemporary issues of sexuality and diversity in Japanese society.


You will develop you own research profile in sexual politics broadly conceived, in cooperation with your colleagues in gender studies at the Chair for Modern Japanese Studies I. You will participate in planning, writing and executing research proposals for acquisition of third party funding for a research project in sexuality studies on Japan. In addition, you will have the opportunity to teach within your field of expertise.

Your profile:

– An excellent Master’s degree in the field of Modern Japanese Studies; a PhD is an advantage
– Solid analytical knowledge of modern Japanese history since 1868 and of contemporary cultural, social and political issues in the country
– An excellent command of Japanese and English
– Research publications on gender/sexuality are an asset
– International research experiences are an asset

For further inquiries you may contact Prof. Dr. Andrea Germer (

The salary will be, depending on the personal qualification of the applicant, up to pay grade 13 TV-L.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf aims at increasing the percentage of employed women. Applications from women will therefore be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German social Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment.

Candidates are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, contact details of two referees, if applicable a list of publications and further relevant material (up to three copies of publications) by 25 June 2017, citing Reference No. 115T17-3.1 in digital form to

or by postal mail to:

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Modernes Japan
Prof. Dr. Andrea Germer
c/o Ms Hiroko Saito
Geb. 24.21, Ebene 004
Universitätsstraße 1
D-40225 Düsseldorf


or by postal mail to:

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Modernes Japan
Prof. Dr. Andrea Germer
c/o Ms Hiroko Saito
Geb. 24.21, Ebene 004
Universitätsstraße 1


About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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