The Faculty of Psychology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for a position of Professor for Personality Psychology (salary scale W3, tenured) (m/f/d) starting as soon as possible.

Professor for Personality Psychology (salary scale W3, tenured) (m/f/d)

                extent: full-time
                duration: permanent employment
                beginning: as soon as possible
                closing date: 31.08.2022
                The professorship represents the subject of personality psychology in research and teaching. The required research profile includes advanced current substantive and methodological developments in personality psychology and a high degree of compatibility to other research areas of the Faculty of Psychology.

                In teaching, the professorship represents the field of personality and differential psychology in the BSc and MSc programmes of the Faculty of Psychology. Main teaching duties involve the teaching of the basics and current research topics in this subject in lectures and seminars as well as the supervision of theses in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

                The requirements according to § 36 ff. Hochschulgesetz NW must be fulfilled.

                Publications in internationally renowned journals, success in obtaining significant competitive third-party funding (e.g. DFG-funded projects, BMBF, etc.) and relevant teaching experience are expected. A willingness to participate in ambitious collaborative projects is a prerequisite.

                The Faculty of Psychology strongly values transparent and replicable research. We request applicants to describe in which way they have already implemented Open Science principles (open data, pre-registration, etc.) in research and/or teaching and will do so in the future.

                Please submit applications with the usual documents (applicant form available at psy-; curriculum vitae, references and certificates, list of publications, evidence of special aptitude for academic teaching, research statement, list of acquired third-party funds) to the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Faculty of Psychology, Dean's Office ( as one pdf file under the specification ANR 788 by 31st August 2022.

                Subject-specific questions relating to the position can be directed to Professor Dr. Maike Luhmann (

                        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.

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