Research Associate (m/f/d) for the Center for International Affairs of the Faculty of Law at Ruhr-University Bochum for a limited period of 3 years with 75% (29.8725 hours per week - TVL E13)

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The Center for International Affairs of the Faculty of Law at Ruhr-University Bochum is looking for a research associate (m/f/d) as of the next possible date

The Centre for International Affairs (ZFI) at the Ruhr-University Bochum’s Faculty of Law takes care of all international aspects of the Faculty of Law. This includes the organization and advising of law students from Bochum who would like to go abroad as part of their studies, as well as incoming students from abroad. Furthermore, the ZfI coordinates the legal foreign language program and offers the certificate program "Anglo-American Law and Language". In addition, the ZfI administers the LLM program for law students from abroad.

Extended application deadline (as of 28.10.2022): 

Your tasks:

  • Independent internationally oriented, jurisprudential research in the field of international law (the possibility of doctoral studies is offered).
  • Independent teaching duties to the extent of 2/3 semester hours per week.
  • Support for the academic advising of domestic students and the supervision of foreign students and scholars.
  • Scientific support of the DAAD Visiting Professorship "Common Law in a Global Context".

Your profile:

  • Completed legal studies.
  • Preference will be given to lawyers who have passed at least one state examination in Germany with above-average results.
  • Applicants should have studied or completed a longer internship abroad or have other intensive foreign language experience (e.g., in the form of English-language moot court)
  • Good command of German and English; knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.

We offer:

  • Team-oriented work in a committed, international, and appreciative team.
  • A friendly and collegial environment.
  • Extensive opportunities for further education and training.
  • A varied sports program with more than 80 sports and the university's own fitness center.
  • A workplace in a green environment with direct access to the botanical garden of the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Further information:

In selection interviews, there is the possibility of participation of the staff council at the request of the applicant.

The extent of the teaching obligation is based on § 3 Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung NRW.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it uniquely combines the entire range of the major scientific fields in one place. The dynamic coexistence of subjects and subject cultures offers researchers and students alike special opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we promote the cooperation of heterogeneous teams and the professional path of people who are underrepresented in the respective fields of work. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum explicitly encourages women to apply. In areas where they are underrepresented, they are given preferential consideration if they have the same qualifications. Applications from persons with disabilities are also particularly welcome.

Contact for further information:

Prof. Dr. Thielbörger, Phone: +49234 32 27934

Unfortunately, travel expenses, accommodation costs and loss of earnings or other application costs for interviews cannot be reimbursed.

We look forward to receiving your application, quoting ANR 1153, by 31.10.2022 by e-mail to the following address: