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(Full) Professor for Art History

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Location: Bochum - Germany
Salary: W3
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th October 2019
Closes: 22nd November 2019

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 the humanities, natural sciences 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

(Full) Professor for Art History (Salary Scale W3)

to start 1 April 2020.

The successful candidate will have a broad expertise in a variety of fields of art history scholarship with an emphasis on the art of the 15th to 18th century.

The future post holder will be expected to cooperate extensively with his or her colleagues within the faculty and its institutes as well as in ongoing research foci at the RUB. He or she should be a scholar with an international reputation for original research both in a national and an international context who will complement the existing expertise within the faculty. Besides he or she should be willing to work in an international and interdisciplinary context and to contribute actively to collaborative research projects and as well as in the research centres of the RUB (e.g. CERES). He or she should also have a proven track record in working with colleagues to develop new perspectives and projects for larger research groups and to bring in the necessary third party funding. A high commitment to teaching both undergraduate and graduate students is essential.

Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. Habilitation) or significant post-doctoral research contributions and teaching experience are as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer. 

Applications including a covering letter, cv, lists of publications, classes taught and external funding acquired  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, mail:, no later than 22 November 2019.

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