Jobs & Calls

Here you can find offers for jobs, reasearch fellowships and awards as well as calls for papers.


As part of the Research Alliance Ruhr, the College for Social Sciences and Humanities is seeking to fill the following position at the Faculty of History, Ruhr University Bochum, as soon as possible:

Professorship (W3) “Curating Digital Objects of Cultural Knowledge and Memory” (m/f/d)

Based at the Institute of Art History at the Ruhr University Bochum, this full-time position is aimed at scholars of exceptional caliber who contribute a distinctive body of work to the field of digital curatorial practices and their epistemic, ethical, political and social implications. The professorship will focus on the question of how digital storage and display techniques affect the epistemic status, political significance, and ethical evaluation of objects that form cultural knowledge and memory. A further point of investigation will be the question of how virtual objects are represented and displayed as cultural objects of knowledge and memory in different areas and disciplines. The position will entail a reduced teaching load of four semester hours per week.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have a broad and internationally visible research profile in the history of knowledge, as well as an innovative theoretical and methodological approach in the field of digital humanities, combined with practical knowledge of designing cultural objects in virtual environments. Since the profile of the professorship is expected to have strong links to current debates on the politics of memory and postcolonialism, transdisciplinary and transcultural research skills are also required. As member of the College the professor will be expected to engage in the activities of the College for Social Sciences and Humanities and to participate in interdisciplinary research projects of the University Alliance Ruhr. Applicants are expected to have a proven record of publications in internationally renowned journals, experience in applying for competitive third-party funding from national and/or international research funding institutions, and relevant teaching experience. They should have a record of close cooperation with cultural institutions (museums, archives, collections, etc.). In addition, the recruitment criteria of Sections 36 and 37 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act (Gesetz über die Hochschulen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, HG NRW) apply.

YOUR APPLICATION

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application in a single PDF file by February 23, 2023 to the Dean of the Faculty of History: dekan-gw@ruhr-uni-bochum.de.

Please provide the usual documents: (1) CV, (2) list of publications, (3) documents demonstrating your academic and professional career, including copies of certificates, (4) an exposé of your research profile with reference to its relevance for the College, (5) a list of successful grant applications with third parties, (6) an overview of your experience in academic self-administration, (7) a teaching-learning concept including information on your previous teaching activities, and (8) the application form which can be downloaded at www.gw.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/aktuelles/stellen.html.de.

Please address any questions to Professor Dr. Ulrich Rehm, Dean of the Faculty of History: phone: +49 234-32-22526/-22525 or email: ulrich.rehm@ruhr-uni-bochum.de.

Please find the full call as a PDF here.


KWI International Fellowships

Fellowships for the duration of 6 months from 1 October 2023 until 31 March 2024.

Fellowship:

The KWI fellowship program addresses excellent researchers from the humanities, cultural studies, and the social sciences. The institute provides fellows with modern infrastructure, office space, technical support and offers a library service, event and research management as well as support in all administrative and communicative regards.

We are inviting research fellows with a completed PhD plus up to six years of post-doctoral experience. The fellowships can be offered to applicants in all disciplines represented in the current KWI research agenda. The KWI International Fellowship Program addresses international researchers. Researchers of German nationality are eligible to apply if currently employed at an international institute.

Fellows will receive a fellowship contract (not a full-employment contract) and a monthly allowance of 4.000 € (pre-tax) meant to cover rent, insurances and living expenses. Travel expenses for arrival at KWI and for departure after the fellowship can be partially reimbursed.

Expectations:

  • The fellowship should be dedicated to research linked to the programmatic agenda of KWI. Various project formats are possible: You might devote your time in Essen to finishing a book or a special issue, to finalizing a research proposal or setting up a research group. We also welcome plans to establish or substantiate collaborations with the universities of the Ruhr Alliance.
  • We expect the fellows to be present at least 4 days a week. Fellows will be expected to participate in entry and exit interviews.
  • Fellows are requested to actively take part in the Colloquium, lectures, conferences, reading groups and other academic events at KWI. Moreover, we expect the fellow to contribute to the KWI Blog. We also encourage fellows to organize a workshop during their fellowship.
  • Fellows are invited to actively take part in academic events at KWI and will have the opportunity to design outstanding discussion formats with prominent researchers.
  • Fellows are not expected to teach, but always welcome to inspire our teaching laboratory with new ideas or participate in lecture series and seminars at surrounding universities.
  • Publications deriving from the time of residence should mention KWI.
  • Knowledge of German is not required since the Fellowship Programme relies on a strong command of English.
  • We expect successful applicants to begin their fellowship on the announced starting date (October 1). Apart from changes resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot accommodate any postponements.

Application:

We kindly ask you to apply in the form of one single PDF-file (max. 20 MB) which must be submitted electronically to kwi.fellowships@gmail.com

[Due to IT safety regulations, we cannot accept applications via links to external platforms.]

  • The application must be formulated in English and must contain a CV, a list of publications, a PhD certificate, and a proposal sketching your KWI project (up to max. 5.000 characters).
  • The application deadline is 28 February 2023, 24:00 (midnight, CET). We will not consider applications that are incomplete or submitted after this date.
  • The fellows will be selected by a committee assembling members of the KWI governing board and the institute’s director.
  • Further information about the application process can be found in the FAQs

For further questions, please contact kwi.fellowships@gmail.com


Call: Thyssen@KWI Fellowship

Fellowship for the duration of 6 months from 1 October 2023 until 31 March 2024.

The Thyssen@KWI Fellowship addresses excellent researchers from the humanities, cultural studies, and the social sciences. It is most generously funded by the

Fritz Thyssen Foundation

International researchers are invited to apply as well as scholars of German nationality if they provide excellent international contacts and work experience. We are inviting research fellows with a completed PhD and several years of post-doctoral research expertise. The fellowship can be offered to applicants in all disciplines represented in the current KWI research agenda. The KWI (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut) in Essen provides fellows with modern infrastructure, office space, technical support, and offers a library service, event and research management as well as support in all administrative and communicative regards.

Thyssen@Fellows will receive fellowship contract (not a full-employment contract) and a monthly allowance of 4,000 € (pre-tax) meant to cover rent, insurances and living expenses. We cannot provide additional allowances to cover school fees or related expenses. Travel expenses for arrival at KWI and for departure after the fellowship can be partially reimbursed.

Expectations:

  • Candidates will have a completed PhD plus several years of postdoctoral experience. We expect applicants to work on a project that differs from their PhD research.
  • International researchers are invited to apply as well as scholars of German nationality if they provide excellent international contacts and work experience.
  • Candidates will have a strong scientific track record (including publications in respected international journals or other comparable publications; participation in and organization of international conferences). We welcome applications from candidates with a proven record of third-party funding and/or with experience in science communication and/or public humanities.
  • The fellowship should be dedicated to research linked to one or more of KWI’s focus areas and consistent with its interdisciplinary agenda. Various project formats are possible: You might devote your time in Essen to finishing a book or a special issue, finalizing a research proposal or setting up a research group. We also welcome plans to establish or substantiate collaborations with the universities of the Ruhr Alliance.
  • We expect the Thyssen@KWI Fellow to be present at the institute at least 4 days a week. The fellow will be expected to participate in entry and exit interviews.
  • The Thyssen@KWI Fellow is requested to actively take part in the Colloquium, lectures, conferences, reading groups and other academic events at KWI. Moreover, we expect the fellow to contribute to the KWI Blog. We also encourage fellows to organize a workshop during their fellowship.
  • The Thyssen@KWI Fellow is invited to actively take part in academic events at KWI and will have the opportunity to design outstanding discussion formats with prominent researchers.
  • The Thyssen@KWI Fellow is not expected to teach, but always welcome to inspire our teaching laboratory with new ideas or participate in lecture series and seminars at surrounding universities.
  • Publications deriving from the time of residence should mention KWI and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.
  • Knowledge of German is not required since the Fellowship Programme relies on a strong command of English.
  • We expect successful applicants to begin their fellowship on the announced starting date (October 1). Apart from changes resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot accommodate any postponements.

Application:

We kindly ask you to apply in the form of one single PDF file (max. 20 MB) which must be submitted electronically to kwi.fellowships@gmail.com with the subject line: “Thyssen@KWI-Fellowship”.

[Due to IT safety regulations, we cannot accept applications via links to external platforms.]

  • The application must be written in English and must contain a CV, a list of publications, PhD certificate, and proposal sketching your KWI project (up to max. 5,000 characters for the proposal).
  • The application deadline is 28 February 2023, 24:00 (midnight, CET). We will not consider applications that are incomplete or submitted after this date.
  • Fellows will be selected by a committee consisting of external reviewers, the institute’s director and the Fritz Thyssen foundation.
  • Further information about the application process can be found in the FAQs

For further questions, please contact kwi.fellowships@gmail.com