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The Faculty of Philology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a tenured full-time Professor (W2) in Romance Philology with a focus on French and Italian Linguistics with an expected start date of April 1, 2023.

W2 PROFESSORSHIP FOR ROMANCE PHILOLOGY WITH A FOCUS ON FRENCH AND ITALIAN LINGUISTICS (M/F/D)

The future holder of the position should represent the subject area in its entire breadth in research and teaching and participate in the national and international study programs in the area of B.A., M.A. and M.Ed. as well as in the Master's program "Empirical Multilingualism Research". In the area of research, participation in the international research focus "Migration and (Empirical) Multilingualism" and willingness to collaborate in research networks of the faculty and the university are expected. Furthermore, openness to cultural studies issues is desired.

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 self-governing bodies of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and to generally get involved in university processes according to Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s mission statement.

extent: full-time
duration: permanent
beginning: April 1, 2023
closing date: 15.10.2022

We expect furthermore:

  • strong commitment in teaching,
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work;/ readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research,
  • willingness and proven ability to attract third-party funded research projects.

Complete applications (including letter of application, academic career, CV, copies of academic certificates, lists of publications and research funding, list of self-raised third-party funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests) should be sent under the specification ANR. 1044 by E-Mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (dekanat-philologie@rub.de) no later than October 15, 2022.

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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