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Service for faculties

Here is an overview of all information and documents pertaining to appointment procedures for faculties as well as various services for applicants and newly appointed professors.

Service for faculties


Your faculty is requested to submit an application for approval for professorial vacancies scheduled for the upcoming year. The service portal offers a guideline for approval and appointment procedures, an assistant for planning and implementing appointment procedures, as well as other aids and guidelines for dean’s offices and members of commissions. The documents are available for download only via our intranet.

Serviceportal (German)

Appointment file

Compiling documents for an appointment proposal? This is where you’ll find the TOS and forms for appointment files (available only via our intranet).

Appointment file (German)

Service for applicants and newly appointed professors

Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is the information office and service centre for international mobile researchers at Ruhr University Bochum.

Welcome Centre

Family service

Ruhr University Bochum wishes to create the ideal working environment for all researchers. This is why the university has set up a family service office for all members who are bringing up children or caring for relatives:

Family service (only German)

We are committed to helping the partners of newly appointed researchers find a job. Ruhr University provides assistance from the moment the appointment negotiations commence.

Dual Career

Accommodation in Bochum

Apartments are advertised in the free local newspaper “Stadtspiegel Bochum” (“Stadtspiegel” is not commercially available; it is dispatched to all Bochum citizens and distributed in public locations such as stores, cafés etc. on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and in “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” – WAZ. In addition, apartments in and around Bochum are advertised on the following pages.

Coaching, consultancy and further education for (junior) professors

Centrally financed individual coaching, exclusive exchange among colleagues, or free individual teaching guidance: as professor of Ruhr University Bochum you have a comprehensive service range at your disposal that is tailor-cut to meet your requirements as researcher, lecturer and academic executive.

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