Professor (tenure) in "Lifelong learning" (Salary Scale W2)

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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 department of philosophy and educational sciences at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a

Professor (tenure) in „Lifelong learning with a focus on non-formal and informal learning“ (Salary Scale W2)

to start at the beginning of the winter semester 2019/2020.

The appointment will be in the institute’s research group „Formal, non-formal, and informal learning“. In this context, the future holder of the post will represent the subject of lifelong learning in research and teaching particularly regarding the

  • development of the relationship of primary and secondary education to post-secondary education
  • development of the relationship of formal, non-formal, and informal learning across the lifespan.

Moreover it is desirable, that the future holder of the post is proficient in qualitative methods in the social sciences.

The future holder of the post will represent the subject in research and teaching.

The successful applicant will teach courses in the B. A. and M. A. Educational Sciences programs and will teach educational sciences courses in the M. of Ed. program.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer. We want to especially support careers of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore warmly welcome applications by women. We also warmly welcome applications from qualified applicants with disabilities or recognized equal status.

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 by email (in one pdf-file) to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Norbert Ricken,  D-44780 Bochum, e-mail:, no later than February, 15th, 2019.

Further information about the Institute of Educational Sciences and its structure is available at


The applicants should have made relevant, internationally visible scholarly contributions and have demonstrated the ability to attract external funding in the areas described above. Further requirements are a completed masters-level degree in relevant disciplines from a doctorate-granting university, an earned doctorate, and positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation). Evidence of special pedagogical aptitude for academic teaching and high commitment to teaching are just as required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of RUB.

The appointment in the Institute of Educational Sciences includes participation in interdisciplinary projects in the Professional School of Education and in the Center of Educational Studies, particularly in the context of externally-funded research projects, and requires willingness to collaborate in additional core research areas of the university and the faculty.

We expect furthermore:

-             high commitment in teaching;

-             readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work;

-             willingness and ability to attract external funding.


    Art der Beschäftigung





    Herr Prof. Dr. Norbert Ricken
    44801 Bochum
    +49 234 3222712

    Weitere Informationen

    Institut / Einrichtung
    Fakultät für Philosophie und Erziehungswissenschaft/Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
    Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
    unbefristet, ab 01.10.2019
    Freitag, 15. Februar 2019 - 23:59