[KS] two position announcements at Ruhr University Bochum: No.1, East Asian Politics

Marion Eggert marion.eggert at rub.de
Tue Jul 6 08:39:04 EDT 2010

Dear list members,
I'm sending out two position announcements, of which this is the first. 
Please don't be deterred by the early deadline. Please direct any 
inquiries about the position or submission procedures to 
<dekanat-oaw at rub.de>.
With best regards, Marion Eggert

The Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, is 
seeking to appoint a

*Professor of East Asian Politics (full professorship, tenured, W3 
salary bracket)*

to start at the earliest possible date.

The successful applicant will represent the subject area of East Asian 
Politics in its entire scope, including the history of political ideas, 
in research and teaching.

Candidates should have proven competency in at least two of the three 
core regions: China, Japan and Korea. An excellent command of at least 
one of the three East Asian languages is essential.

The post holder will be expected to convey cross-regional and 
cross-cultural perspectives in his or her teaching.

We expect the successful applicant to teach core and electives courses 
in both the B.A. programme "East Asian Economy and Politics" and the 
M.A. Programme "East Asian Politics". The study programmes are offered 
in cooperation with the Faculties of Economics and Social Sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to 
interdisciplinary research and teaching projects in the Faculty. Further 
to this, he or she should be committed to expanding the Faculty's 
international network with partners in East Asia and other parts of the 

Qualifications for appointment include a positively evaluated junior 
professorship, post-doctoral qualification equivalent to the German 
Habilitation or equivalent academic achievement as well as strong 
teaching skills and a willingness to participate in the university's 
academic self-administration.

Further requirements include:


      the willingness and proven ability to attract outside research funding


      the ability to work across disciplines and cooperate on joint
      research initiatives


      university teaching competencies and a strong commitment to teaching

Ruhr-University Bochum is one of Germany's leading research 
universities, drawing its strengths from both the diversity and the 
proximity of a great variety of disciplines on a single campus. This 
highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across 
traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. The Faculty 
of East Asian Studies at RUB is one of the largest institutions of its 
kind in Germany, offering a well-sorted library and a vibrant research 

Ruhr-University aims to be an Equal Opportunities employer and it is our 
policy to recruit staff solely on merit, irrespective of ethnic origin, 
religious belief, sexual orientation, disability, gender or age.

Applications with the usual supporting documents should be submitted by 
2010-7-15 to the Dean of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr 
University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, GB 1/141, D-44780 Bochum. 
Please send only copies of documents and certificates and do not send 
publications until you are requested to do so. Please direct inquiries 
to <dekanat-oaw at rub.de>.

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