[KS] two position announcements at Ruhr University Bochum: No. 2, Society and Culture in East Asia

Marion Eggert marion.eggert at rub.de
Tue Jul 6 08:39:10 EDT 2010

Dear list members,
I'm sending out two position announcements, of which this is the second. 
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 of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, is 
seeking to appoint a

*Junior Professor for Society and Culture in East Asia (**assistant 
professorship, 3+3 years, no tenure track, **W1 salary bracket)*
to start at the earliest possible date.

The successful applicant will represent the subject area of "Society and 
Culture in East Asia" in research and teaching. He or she must have 
proven ability in the Social Sciences or Cultural Sciences and be able 
to convey cross-regional and cross-cultural perspectives in his or her 
teaching. An excellent command of at least one East Asian language is 

Ideally, part of the courses taught by the successful applicant should 
complement and expand the M.A. programme in "East Asian Politics".

Applicants should have a university degree and be holders of a PhD with 
a very good dissertation, which as a rule should have been gained within 
the last five years. Applicants with a post-doctoral lecture 
qualification (Habilitation) cannot be considered. There is no upper age 
limit. Only a German citizen or citizen of a European Union country can 
be employed as a civil servant on a fixed-term contract.

Further requirements include:


      the willingness and proven ability to attract outside research funding


      the ability to work across disciplines and to 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 Bochum 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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