Aarhus University, Department of Global Studies
Postdoctoral Position in China Studies at the Department of Global Studies
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The university is keen for its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their personal background.
The successful applicant(s) will be based at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Department of Global Studies, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C.
Research contextWe are looking for an innovative scholar with a background in anthropology, China studies, political science, public health or sociology, preferably with a specialisation in contemporary Chinese politics and society.
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the project “The Enigma of Voluntary Compliance: How the Government Mobilises Citizens for Vaccination in China and Beyond” (funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation), and the successful applicant will work with Assistant Professor Yue Guan. This project examines the ways in which the Chinese government mobilises its citizens to get vaccinated drawing on field research, survey data and text analysis.
The positionThe successful applicant will be expected to:
- develop their research within the general scope of the project;
- conduct fieldwork in China and work with the PI to carry out relevant research activities;
- present research at international conferences and publish results in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals;
- assist in the organisation of research seminars and international conferences; and
- participate in the daily working environment at Aarhus University by, for instance, attending workshops, giving guest lectures or engaging in outreach activities.
QualificationsApplicants for this position must hold a PhD degree in anthropology, China studies, political science, public health, sociology or a related field and must be able to document:
- doctoral-level expertise in contemporary Chinese politics and society;
- a solid interest and competence in conducting fieldwork in China;
- an international research profile; and
- fluency in written and spoken English.
- training in quantitative methods; and
- experience of conference organisation.
- a cover letter, stating their motivation for applying for the position (maximum two pages);
- an updated CV;
- a research agenda within the general scope of the project (maximum three pages); and
- a maximum of five publications, submitted papers, or chapters from their Ph.D. dissertations.
The application must be submitted in English.
For further information about the position, please contact Yue Guan, e-mail email@example.com.
For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The work environment
The Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University consists of language-based regional study programmes comprising China, Japan, India/South Asia, Russia, Brazil, Europe and international studies. It focuses on a broad spectrum of original language source-based research and the teaching of history, culture and society. The approaches used have roots in both the humanities and the social sciences and aim to introduce creative teaching methods solidly founded in research.
Global studies at Aarhus University
School of Culture and SocietyAt the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:
- From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research
- From antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies
- From local questions to global challenges
For further information about the school, please see http://cas.au.dk/en/.
Qualification requirementsApplicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
FormalitiesFaculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
- Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
- Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
- Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Application Guidelines.
- The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and examples of academic production (mandatory, but no more than five examples). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts: shortlisting
Faculty of ArtsThe Faculty of Arts is one of five main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 550 academic staff members, 275 PhD students, 9,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society and the Danish School of Education. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.
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The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
04 March 2022
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