W2-Professorship in Sport Pedagogy “Sport Education” @Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GER

Faculty of Sport Science

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it uniquely unites the entire range of major scientific fields in a single location. Researchers and students alike are offered special opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation due to the dynamic interaction of subjects and subject cultures offered at the faculty.

The Faculty of Sport Science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum currently has a vacancy starting Winter term 2022/23 for a

W2-Professorship in Sport Education.

The future holder of the position should advocate a contemporary approach to sport and physical education in research and teaching, with a special focus on educational and learning processes in and through movement, play and sport across the entire lifespan. The curricular and extracurricular fields of activity in sport and movement culture should be reflected in their breadth and heterogeneity.

The professorship must be grounded in educational science and apply empirical methods to focus research on the educational potential of movement, play and sport. The appointment requires an understanding of topics related to social transformation (digitalisation, virtual reality and sustainability). Furthermore, it is desirable to be able to incorporate the faculty’s focus topics (health, performance, metropolis).

Cooperation with the disciplines represented in the Faculty of Sport Science as well as thematically relevant institutions of the RUB (such as the Professional School of Education) and other faculties is expected, as well as cooperation within the University Alliance Ruhr.

Teaching aptitude at academic level as well as qualification profile that fits into the overall orientation of the faculty are further selection criteria. Education-relevant topics are to be provided in B. A., B. Sc. and M. Ed. degree programs. As teaching in the Master of Education program is part of the future responsibilities, expertise in teaching methodology is highly desirable.

The prerequisites are a degree in sports science, a doctorate, a habilitation or a scientific qualification comparable to a habilitation, and international scientific publications in the subject area of the advertised position.

The appointment requirements according to § 36 ff. Higher Education Act NW must be fulfilled, further information is available at www.rub.de/appointments.

Further expectations:

  • Successful acquisition of third-party funding projects
  • International cooperation in research and teaching
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses in English
  • Experience and willingness to participate in academic self-governance.

At RUB, we are committed to promote the careers of women and people of color in the areas in which they are underrepresented. We therefore encourage and welcome relevant applications as well as from non-binary or gender-queer applicants. Applications from applicants with disabilities and applicants of equal status are also very welcome. Ruhr-University Bochum is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications consisting of the customary set of documents (cover letter, scientific background, list of publications, references/certificates, list of own third-party funding, list of courses) are requested to be sent to the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Sports Science of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (sportwiss-dekanat@rub.de) by September, 19th 2021. Further information can be found on our website at www.sportwissenschaft.rub.de.

Information on the collection of personal data at the application process: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process

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