Offre d’emploi – Professor (5-year-term) for Cultural Transformation Processes in the Period from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages

Ruhr-Universität Bochum – Faculty of History

Location: Bochum – Germany
Salary: Salary Scale W2
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 31st May 2018
Closes: 6th July 2018


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 position of a
Professor (5-year-term) for Cultural Transformation Processes in the Period from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages (Salary Scale W2)
to start as soon as possible.

Applicants should be able to cover the history of Europe and the Mediterranean in the transitional period from the 3rd to the 8th century in its entirity on an international level. Particular focus should be placed on the many and varied processes of transformation which took place during the transitional period from Antiquity to the Middle Ages which have played an important part in the development of Europe and the World today.

We are looking for a scholar with an international reputation for clearly defined areas of research which complement the existing expertise within the faculty. He or she will be able to draw on these in his or her teaching to cover both the History of Late Antiquity and the Earlier Middle Ages, and the many connections between these two time periods.

The future post holder will be expected to cooperate extensively with his or her colleagues within the faculty as well as in the research centres of the RUB (Centre for Mediterranean Studies, Centre for Religious Studies). He or she should be both willing and able to work in an international and interdisciplinary context, and to 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. The willingness and ability to attract external funding is essential, as are a high commitment to teaching both undergraduate and graduate students is essential, a reputation for original research both in a national and an international context, the number of publications and a proven track record as an active contributor to collaborative research projects.

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, and an application form which can be downloaded at should be sent by email (one pdf only) to the Dean of the Faculty of History of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, email:, no later than 6 July 2018.

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