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The Institute of Media Studies at the Faculty of Philology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a tenured full-time Professor (W2) in Gender Media Studies with a particular focus on diversity, commencing on 01.04.2023.

W2 PROFESSORSHIP FOR GENDER MEDIA STUDIES WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON DIVERSITY (M/F/D)

The professorship covers the area of Gender Media Studies with a particular focus on diversity at the Institute for Media Studies and represents the field of Media Studies in its theoretical and historical breadth. The future jobholder should align media analyses with their gender and intersectional dimensions in their research and teaching and at the same time take into account the dynamic field of gender and queer studies. Excellent research expertise in at least one of the following areas is expected: digital media, audiovisual media, sound studies, game studies.

                extent: full-time
                duration: permanent employment
                beginning: 01.04.2023
                closing date: 03.07.2022

                The professorship is part of the Netzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW. Participation in the Gender Studies degree programme at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and on the Executive Board of the Marie Jahoda Center for International Gender Studies (MaJaC) is expected. An orientation towards cultural studies is desirable with regard to cooperation within and outside the faculty, as is the willingness to network within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) and with the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (KWI).

                Your profile:
                Positive evaluation as a junior professor, habilitation or equivalent academic achievement, and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self­governing bodies of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and to generally get involved in university processes according to Ruhr-Universität Bochum's mission statement.

                We further expect:

                • A relevant (pertinent) research profile with international visibility;
                • Experience and strong commitment in teaching;
                • Willingness and proven ability to attract third party funded research projects;
                • International networking;
                • Readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work;
                • Engagement in academic administration;
                • Ability to work in a team, cooperative management of employees and willingness to acquire personnel management skills.

                Complete applications (including letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, copies of academic certificates, list of self-raised third party funds, teaching records, selected course evaluations, if applicable) should be sent under the specification ANR 691 by email to the Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, dekanat-philologie@rub.de, no later than July 3rd, 2022. The managing director (e-mail: henriette.gunkel@rub.de) and the institute will be happy to answer any technical questions you mayhave.


                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.


                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. Also welcome are international applications and applications from academics with experiences of migration.

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