Professor (W 2) of Classical Archaeology with a focus on the Study of Miletus

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Deadline: October 26, 2011

The 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 RUB is a vital institution in the Ruhr area, which was selected as European Capital of Culture for the year 2010.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum – Faculty of Historical Science invites applications for the position of a

Professor (W 2) of Classical Archaeology with a focus on the Study of Miletus (to start 01 April 2012).

The future post holder is expected to cover the entire field of Classical Archaeology both in teaching and research. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to their research as well as a successful teaching record and the proven ability to engender projects with third-party funding.

The Professorship has a particular focus on the archaeological exploration of Miletus. The successful applicant will work closely within the research area of settlement archaeology and mediterranean archaeology and thus contribute to the research profile of the university.

Preference will be given to candidates who can also demonstrate experience in the following areas:

• Excavation experience in Turkey and the willingness to acquire a knowledge of Turkish

• Knowledge of Miletus as a site of excavation and research

• Knowledge of Archaeometry.

Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation) and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB and to generally get involved in university processes according to RUB’s mission statement.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer.

Complete applications should be sent no later than 26 October 2011 to:

Dekan der Fakultaet für Geschichtswissenschaft

der Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum

44780 Bochum


Dr. Brigitte Flug
+49 234 32-22558

Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitaetsstr. 150
GA 5/34
Bochum, D-44801