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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Intercultural Competence with a Focus on Southeast Asia (100%)

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As a leading business university, we set global standards for research and teaching by promoting integrative thought, responsible action and an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation in business and society.

The St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI) and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of St.Gallen hire for the Asian hub located in the historic heart of SINGAPORE an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Intercultural Competence with a Focus on Southeast Asia (100%)

As of August 2022, or by mutual agreement.

You will join a young, small and highly successful team to further develop the university’s profile in Asia. You will conduct research in a highly dynamic environment. You will teach on the bachelor and master level in the contextual studies of the University of St.Gallen. You will develop your own research center and support the institute’s activities with third party funding. You will be engaged in executive education initiatives.

You have a PhD in Arts, Cultural Studies or Social Sciences. You can demonstrate a deep understanding of Asia. You should connect with other disciplines represented at University of St.Gallen’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and add to the areas already covered by our colleagues within intercultural competence and Asian studies. You have a strong research record combined with practical experience in Asia and a proven teaching ability in the fields of intercultural competence. You have an entrepreneurial mindset, strong leadership skills, if possible underlined by successful third-party funding initiatives.

The appointment is initially planned for 6 years. Based on a tenure track process, successful candidates can be promoted to a tenured Associate Professor position. After a successful period of taking over partial responsibilities in the management of the institute, the candidate is expected to assume the role of a co-director of the institute. The position is based in Singapore. You are willing to travel intensively between Europe and Singapore as well as within Asia.

The University of St.Gallen is committed to increasing the number of international scholars among its faculty. In pursuit of increased diversity and gender equality, we especially welcome applications from women and members of minorities underrepresented at our institution.

For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Caspar Hirschi, Chairman of the Search Committee and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences ([email protected]).

Candidates should submit their application along with the usual supporting documents (e.g., resume, list of publications, one flagship publication, list of references) electronically by January 6th, 2022 to the President of the University of St.Gallen, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ehrenzeller (online via the website

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