Job Opening: Research Associate, Japanese History, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institution: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Location: Germany
Position: Doctoral Fellow

The Department of Modern Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Modern Japanese History (75%, EG 13 TV-L on the German public service scale) to take up appointment on 01. Oct.2018. This is a fixed term research position (3 years). 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.

This position is part of the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project on gender and fascism. This project focuses on the question in which ways visual depictions of gender but also of ‘race’, ethnicity, culture and other categories of differentiation were utilized for ‘writing’ a varied and sometimes contradictory fascist ‘script’. Central sources of this empirical and theoretical analysis are illustrated propaganda magazines produced for overseas or domestic consumption.

Your profile:

  • An excellent Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of Modern Japanese Studies
  • Solid analytical knowledge of modern Japanese (gender) history since 1868, specifically of wartime history and its surrounding discourses in Asia
  • An excellent command of Japanese and English
  • An interest in visual studies and media-related research questions

The salary will be up to pay grade 13 TV-L.

Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf 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.

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

Candidates are requested to submit their applications (CV, transcripts of records, contact details of two referees, 2-page-abstract of current or planned PhD or postdoc project or MA thesis, if applicable a list of publications and further relevant material such as MA thesis or up to three copies of publications) by 26 June 2018, citing Reference No. 116 T 18 – 3.1 preferably in digital form to and or by postal mail to:

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institut für Modernes Japan
Prof. Dr. Andrea Germer
c/o Ms Platz, Ms Chilarska
Geb. 24.21, Ebene 004
Universitätsstr. 1
D-40225 Düsseldorf


About Paula

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