W1 Professorship for Digital Humanities in the Study of Religion (with Tenure Track W2)
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s declared aim.
W1 PROFESSORSHIP FOR DIGITAL HUMANITIES IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION (with Tenure Track W2)
The Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a W1 Professorship for Digital Humanities in the Study of Religion (with Tenure Track W2) commencing as soon as possible.
The future holder of the position is expected to represent the field of Digital Humanities in the Study of Religion in research and teaching. In particular, he or she will further develop research questions of the Digital Humanities in relation to religion and introduce the methods of the Digital Humanities into religious studies training.
The position will be filled with a tenure track for the professorship to W2. If the final evaluation (after six years) is positive, the professorship will be appointed to a W2 position in an appropriately simplified procedure without a new announcement. The specific criteria for the evaluation of the professorship can be requested at email@example.com.
An excellent scientific qualification is required, usually proven by a PhD of very good quality. Evidence of special suitability for academic teaching is just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and to generally get involved in university processes according to Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s mission statement. The candidate has to meet the appointment requirements according to section 36 ff. Hochschulgesetz NRW.
Furthermore, we expect the following:
doctorate in religious studies, digital humanities, or another relevant subject in the humanities or social sciences;
proven experience in the application of digital procedures and methods in conducting research in the humanities;
willingness to engage in interdisciplinary scholarly work within the framework of religion-related collaborative research projects, especially the ongoing Collaborative Research Project “Metaphors of Religion”;
the willingness and ability to acquire third-party funding;
a high level of commitment to teaching;
a very good command of written and spoken English
Also desired is:
demonstrated interest in religion-related research issues, ideally in the form of publications;
experience in interdisciplinary collaborative research;
experience in working with non-European languages and/or historical developmental stages of European languages.
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome. Complete applications in one single PDF-file (letter of application, academic CV, list of publications, certificates, list of third-party funding, teaching record, list of courses taught, presentation of a research and teaching concept (approx. 3 pages) should be sent by e-mail to the Managing Director of CERES, Dr. Tim Karis (firstname.lastname@example.org) until 31.01.2024.