Full Professorship of Japanese Studies 2019, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany

Publish Date: Feb 03, 2017

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017


As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty for the Study of Culture invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) of Japanese Studies (Chair) commencing on October 1st, 2019.


Applicants should demonstrate excellent research and teaching abilities in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese Studies with a broad perspective on society, politics and intellectual history. We have a particular interest in candidates with a record in transnational research focusing on modern and contemporary Japan in East Asian and/or global contexts. Proficiency in Japanese and substantial research in East Asia are prerequisites. Candidates are expected to participate in existing and future interdisciplinary research clusters.


Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications, combined into a single PDF file by February 28th, 2017 to the Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture, LudwigMaximilians-Universität München: Dekanat12@lmu.de.

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