Job: Professorship for Medieval History Ruhr-University Bochum

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Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of History

Professorship for Medieval History with a focus on Late Medieval History

Institution Type:      College / University
Location:      Germany
Position:      Full Professor

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum – Faculty of History – invites applications for the positions of a

Professor for Medieval History with a focus on Late Medieval History (W3) to start on 01 October 2016.

Applicants should be able to cover the field of Medieval History with a focus on Late Medieval History in both research and teaching. The ideal applicant will have an academic profile with clearly defined, internationally visible areas of research which encompass the variety of phenomena that characterise Europe in the Late Middle Ages, both with regard to subjects and methodology. Particular emphasis is placed on current questions of cultures and religions in the history of Europe and its neighbours.

Candidates should be both willing and able to work within an international and interdisciplinary context. The successful applicant will have demonstrated the ability to work with colleagues to develop new perspectives and projects for larger research groups and to bring in the necessary third party funding. This includes cooperation in existing research centres, in particular the Centre for Religious Studies.

A reputation for research both in a national and an international context is essential, as is the number of publications (books as well as papers) and a proven track record as an active contributor to collaborative research projects. A high commitment to teaching is also an essential.

Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation) and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB and to generally get involved in university processes according to RUB’s mission statement.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications including a covering letter, information on your academic career to date, lists of publications and third party funding as well as academic certificates should be sent by email to the Dean of the Faculty of History of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, email:, no later than 12 April 2016.