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Professorship for Slavistics, with a focus on Literary Studies, Ruhr-University

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Department of Slavic Studies at the Faculty of Philology, Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), seeks to fill the following position by October 1st 2021:W 3-Professorship for Slavistics, with a focus on Literary Studies

    The successful applicant will research and teach Slavic literary studies with a focus on the literature of the 18th-21st centuries and on Polish cultural studies. Polish literary and cultural studies shall be one, Russian literary studies the other field of expertise. Experiences in interdisciplinary collaboration and in media studies are desirable. As teaching in the Master of Education program is part of the future responsibilities, expertise in teaching methodology is highly desirable.

    The teaching and administrative language is mostly German; therefore, adequate skills in German are required. Moreover, the future applicant is expected to be able to teach in one of the target languages (Polish or Russian).Positively evaluated junior professorship, a habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements, evidence of specific aptitude for academic teaching as well as readiness to participate in the self-governing bodies are mandatory.

    We expect further more:• Strong commitment to academic teaching, • Willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with other areas of research both inside and outside the Faculty, • International networking, • An established research record in Slavistics with a focus on the areas characterized above, • Proven ability to acquire third-party funding and to develop appropriate research structures, • Ability to work in a team and display cooperative leadership.

    At Ruhr-University Bochum, we are committed to promoting the careers of women in the areas in which they are underrepresented. Therefore, we encourage and welcome relevant applications as well as those from non-binary or gender-queer applicants. Applications from applicants with disabilities and applicants of equal status are also very welcome.

    Ruhr-University Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, which encompasses the whole range of academic disciplines.

    A highly dynamic setting enables re-searchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

    Complete applications (letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, list of courses taught and of projects funded, certificates, and, if possible, teaching evaluations) should be sent electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Niederhoff,, no later than January 15, 2021. For queries regarding the position, please contact the Managing Director of the Institute for Slavistics, Prof. Dr. Christoph Garstka, Email:

    For further information refer also to our homepage on the collection of personal data at the application process:

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