Postdoctoral Research Position in University of Leiden, Netherlands

2011- Postdoctoral Position for the students pursuing Comparative Philosophy & Political Thought in Leiden University, Netherlands

Study Subject:Beyond Utopia: New Politics, the Politics of Knowledge, and the Science Fictional Field of Japan’
Employer:Leiden University
Scholarship Description:The Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC) at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands, invites applications for one 1-year postdoc position within the VICI research project ‘Beyond Utopia: New Politics, the Politics of Knowledge, and the Science Fictional Field of Japan’. Should performance be good enough, the position could be extended for up to 2 further years. Principle researcher is Prof. dr. Chris Goto-Jones, Professor of Comparative Philosophy & Political Thought, Leiden University.
•Candidates should hold a PhD degree. Preference will be given to candidates with:
•an PhD in Political Science/Thought or Philosophy and a demonstrable knowledge of modern Japanese;
•an PhD in Japanese Studies and a demonstrable specialization in Political Thought, or Philosophy;
•an PhD in Media Studies, with demonstrable expertise in Political Thought or Philosophy and in Japanese language;
•Outstanding research qualities manifested in a high-quality dissertation and articles published in peer reviewed journal;
•Excellent command of English
MEARC offers one fulltime (38hrs/week) Postdoc position for a period of 1 year in the first instance, extendable to 3 years on the basis of performance. The salary will be according to education and experience, and will range between Euro 2379,- and Euro 2612,- gross per month in the first year based on fulltime employment – salary scale 10 (in accordance with current salary scales as set out in the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).

Scholarship Application Deadline:1 April 2011

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