Monday, February 8, 2016

Academic Position: Transregional Southeast Asian Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Asian and African Studies, invites applications for a Full Professorship for "Transregional Southeast Asian Studies" (W2) from October 1, 2017. Application deadline is February 25, 2016.
The professorship focusses on Southeast Asia in general as well as Southeast Asia’s transregional connections, where Southeast Asia is understood as a contact area that is marked by diverse and varied translocal, transnational and global mobilities and connections. A thematic focus on processes of linguistic change, communicative structures, and cultural interrelations is desired.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute actively to the institute by teaching undergraduate courses for the Bachelor degree program “Area Studies Asia/Africa”, specifically in the areas of “Language and Communication” and “Culture and Identity”, as well as for the Master’s degree programs “Modern South and Southeast Asian Studies” and “Global Studies”. In addition, the applicant will be required to contribute significantly to teaching courses for the Global and Area Studies graduate school program.
The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the `Berliner Hochschulgesetz´.  HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.
Please submit your application, quoting the reference number, electronically in one pdf file to: Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. von Blumenthal (berufungen.ksbf@hu berlin.de). All applications should include a list of publications, a list of all past courses taught, as well as supporting documents for any international research achievements.

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