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Professorship (W1) Tenure-Track Professorship (W2) for Philosophy of Information and Communication
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it houses the
full breadth and width of expertise in the main branches of science and research under one roof. Working in an environment that promotes a
dynamic exchange between individual academic disciplines and their cultures, researchers and students alike benefit from the opportunities
of interdisciplinary collaboration.
After its application to the federal-state programme for the promotion of early career researchers has been accepted, RUB is currently
implementing 18 new tenure-track professorships. Following a successful tenure evaluation, the respective tenure-track professor will
subsequently be awarded permanent tenure. Each applicant will be notified of the evaluation criteria upon receipt of application.
W1 (W2) TENURE-TRACK PROFESSORSHIP FOR PHILOSOPHY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
The Faculty of Philosophy and Education Science at Ruhr University Bochum will be awarding a W1 (W2) tenure-track professorship for
Philosophy of Information and Communication at the Institute of Philosophy II.
Anticipated start date: 1 October 2019.
The future tenure-track professor will be representing the field of Philosophy of Information and Communication in education and research.
The successful candidate will have at least two years of post-doctoral experience in research and will be able to demonstrate, on the basis
of relevant high-quality, publications how the areas of information and communication can be conjoined in philosophy. Well-founded knowledge
of formal theories of information or communication will be presupposed. A partially empirical orientation of research activities would be
desirable. Further criteria are the acquisition of third-party funding as well as international experience with a longer research stay at
a university of research institution abroad. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in our Bachelor and Master programs Philosophy
as well as in our Master program Cognitive Science, partially also in English.
The appointment requirements in accordance with § 36 ff. of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NW;
www.rub.de/appointments) must be met.
Other mandatory requirements include:
Qualification for and deep commitment to academic teaching;
Willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research and collaboration;
Some experience with securing projects with third-party funding;
Readiness to participate in academic administration.
Ruhr University Bochum is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications and all relevant documents (cover letter, academic CV, list of publications, certificates, list of acquired third-party funding,
list of lectures and seminars) are to be submitted by e-mail by 31 January 2019 to the Dean at the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research
at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Norbert Ricken, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.