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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 Faculty of Psychology invites applicants for a W2 Professorship in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience with a focus on The Neuronal Basis of Learning, beginning October 2018.
The candidate will conduct research and teaching in the area of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive science. This research position ideally focuses on experimental animal models of the neuronal processes of learning as well as approaches utilizing advanced analytical methods which enable the researcher to bridge the functional processes of learning and memory. Integration with the collaborative research centre (SFB) 1280 "Extinction Learning", as well as interaction in other collaborative neuroscience, neuroinformatics, and cognitive science projects is desired. The Faculty of Psychology is known to be one of the strongest research faculties at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, with numerous international connections and collaborative collegiality.
Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. Habilitation) or significant post-doctoral research contributions and teaching experience are as required as well as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB.
We expect:
  • strong commitment to academic teaching at graduate and undergraduate level;
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research;
  • willingness and ability to attract external funding;
  • readiness to contribute to joint research projects of the department.
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer.
Complete applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of self-raised third-party funds, and a teaching record should be sent via email to the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology (, no later than March 31st 2018.

Closing date: 31.03.2018
Closing date: 31 March 2018 Published on on date 26 February 2018
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