Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Chair in Social Science of Japan

PhD candidate / research and teaching fellow
65 %

The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (IAOS) of the University of Zurich is the largest center of research and teaching on Asia in Switzerland with about 100 employees. The Department of Japanese Studies invites applications for a PhD candidate / research and teaching fellow. The successful candidate will be a member of the Chair in Social Science of Japan lead by Prof David Chiavacci.

Your responsibilities

The doctoral position allows the successful candidate to develop their own research project (PhD project). Work duties include independent teaching and coaching of students (on BA and MA level) as well as collaboration in projects and administration of the chair.

Your profile

What we offer


We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Place of work

University of Zurich, City Campus, Zuerichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.

Start of employment

1 September 2021 or upon agreement. Please submit your application by 19 March 2021.

Further information

Prof David Chiavacci
Chair in Social Science of Japan