Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities
in Germany. After its application to the federal-state programme for the
promotion of early career researchers has been accepted, RUB is currently
implementing 18 new tenure-track professorships. Following a successful
tenure evaluation, the respective tenure-track professor will subsequently
be awarded permanent tenure.
The Faculty of Philology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, German Department, is
offering the tenure-track position of a W1 (W2) PROFESSOR OF DIGITAL
FORENSIC LINGUISTICS starting from 1st of April 2019.
The future tenure-track professor will be representing the field of
forensic linguistics in teaching and research with a focus on authorship
analysis. The field comprises the linguistic analysis of digital
communication in social networks as well as the development of automatic
programs for authorship attribution. The successful candidate should have
an excellent doctoral degree in linguistics and ideally have expertise in
computer science (machine learning). The teaching (4 hours a week, after
successful evaluation after three years 5 hours) will be within the M.A.
program Germanistik (German philology). A willingness to develop
interdisciplinary teaching units is welcome.
The appointment requirements in accordance with § 36 ff. of the Higher
Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW;
www.rub.de/appointments) must be met. Other mandatory requirements
– Qualification for and deep commitment to academic teaching;
– Willingness to engage with interdisciplinary research and collaboration;
– Some experience with securing projects with third-party funding;
– Readiness to participate in academic administration.