A tenure-track professorship is an attractive station on the career path of early career researchers: it facilitates independent research and teaching at an early stage. After a successful evaluation process, they can be sure to be tenured. RUB offers excellent opportunities to researchers who show outstanding performance.
Our innovative, holistic concept to support early career researchers has been awarded 18 (TOKEN) tenure-track professorships by the federal-state programme for the promotion of early career researchers. By 2020, RUB will allocate these professorships to different disciplines, advertise them on the international level, and finalise the appointments. But this is only the beginning: starting in 2021, every new permanent professorial vacancy in the W2 or W3 salary categories will be advertised and awarded as a tenure-track professorship.
Most of the professorships advertised in the federal-state programme will be awarded after an internal selection process at RUB. RUB faculties and other RUB institutions can apply for these tenure-track professorships. To this end, the applicants have to elaborate in what way the professorship in question will raise the faculty’s and the university’s profile. If the application is approved by the Rectorate, the tenure-track professorship is advertised on an international level. Once such a professorship become available, it will be advertised here:
All tenure-track professorships advertised after the completion of the internal selection process will be posted in relevant job portals.
All candidates undergo a standardised evaluation process. The requirements are deliberately high: we thus ensure that tenure-track professors who have successfully completed the evaluation process are on par with other lecturers and tutors in higher education. Early career researchers who are already employed at RUB are also welcome to apply for a tenure-track position, provided they had previously worked outside Ruhr-Universität for a period of at least two years. Should the future tenure-track professor leave the RUB, the professorship does not expire – rather, it provides a real chance to a new talent.