Friday, March 6, 2015

TT at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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 RUB is a vital institution in the Ruhr area, which has been selected as European Capital of Culture for the year 2010.

PROFESSOR (W2) IN PHYSICS DIDACTICS The Ruhr-Universität Bochum – faculty of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of a Professor (W2) in Physics Didactics to start on April 1, 2016. The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching. The existing “Alfried-Krupp-Schülerlabor” offers unique possibilities in this respect, in particular for cross-boundary research in natural sciences. The applicant should further collaborate with the Professional School of Education and the Center for Educational Studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Proven experience of high-school teaching would be appreciated.

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.

We expect further more:
- high commitment in teaching
- readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work
- willingness and ability to attract external funding
- commitment to presenting information to the general public and nurturing future generations of researchers.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer. Complete applications with a cover letter, full CV, statements of teaching philosophy and teaching records, publication list and research interests should be sent to the Dean of the faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany no later than April 2, 2015. Further information is available at