Professorship for Transnational History of the 19th Century

Ruhr-University Bochum

Job type: tenure track

Application deadline: April 12, 2016

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 Transnational History of the 19th Century (W2) to start  on 01 October 2016.

Applicants should be able to cover the field of Transnational History in both research and teaching. The ideal applicant will have an academic profile with clearly defined, internationally visible areas of research. Particular emphasis is placed on the History of Europe in a cultural perspective

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.

A reputation for research both in a national and an international context is essential, as is the number of publications 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.

Posted: March 30, 2016