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Job posting: Junior Professorship for Sinology / contemporary China

The University of Freiburg invites applications for the Junior Professorship for Sinology / contemporary China at the Faculty of Humanities in the department of Sinology.

Fulltime position

Application deadline: 17.05.2023

Publication date: 04.04.2023

Start-date: 01.04.2024

Id no.: 00002935


This is a grade W1-professorship to which performance payments can be offered.

This professorship is particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers. Conditions governing the appointment in accordance with section 51 (3) LHG apply.

The successful candidate has excellent expertise in the research of contemporary China. A focus on either Chinese politics, economics, society, law, culture or literature is welcome. A very good command of Chinese and English as well as basic knowledge of German is required.

Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record.

The following application documents are to be submitted: Curriculum vitae, certificates of degrees and academic qualifications, complete list of papers and talks with specification of the three most important publications, complete list of courses taught.

This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it will be extended by two years.


We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.



Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00002935, by 17.05.2023 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät
Prof. Dr. Dietmar Neutatz
Werthmannstraße 8
79098 Freiburg
per Mail:

For further information, please contact Bettina Ragen via phone +49 761 203-3371 or E-Mail Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments (in German).


Junior Professorship for Sinology / contemporary China – University (



Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
D-79098 Freiburg i. Br.

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