Appointment Standards

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) ensures that appointment proceedings conform to international standards. All professorships are posted internationally, and for some professorships, international appointment committees are formed. The goal of these standards for appointing new professors is to hire outstanding researchers who are internationally recognized in their fields.

RUB has formulated clear expectations of its future professors in its appointment standards. These standards thus represent the essential selection criteria for new professors. They are listed in alphabetical order below. Depending on the type of professorship achievements in these criteria are taken in to account and ranked accordingly. Candidates’ potential for further development is likewise considered. The standards are:

  • Ability to get outside funding
  • Excellent research record
  • Excellent post-secondary teaching competence
  • Interdisciplinary potential / ability to connect with the other research areas at RUB
  • International recognition
  • Promotion of young researchers
  • Other professional skills: these will be weighted second to the central competencies of the professorship. RUB includes the following in the professional skills set:
    • strategic skills
    • leadership skills
    • communication skills
    • cooperation skills
    • administrative skills