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Teaching Assistantships for International Doctoral Researchers at RUB

Aim

Aim

Teaching Assistantships support international doctoral researchers of RUB to be involved in active teaching and in gaining first or advanced teaching experience. Doctoral researchers can apply if they will personally be engaged in teaching and actively teach students. They can apply for activities that are related to the teaching activities of their chair or another chair at RUB.

The Teaching Assistantships aim to support international doctoral researchers who have not been involved in teaching at RUB before their application or who will take over new, additional or higher-level teaching responsibilities that advance and expand their teaching experiences.

Teaching Assistantships are awarded to integrate international early career researchers in teaching on campus, advance their personal competencies, support their research careers and contribute to the internationalisation of teaching at RUB.

Therefore, docoral researchers are asked in their applications to shortly explain their personal commitment to take over the teaching acitivities and to agree with their supervisor on an individual guidance to support the personal teaching experiences.

International guest doctoral researchers who stay at RUB at least for one term are also eligible to apply.

Funding

Funding

Teaching Assistantships are funded with 430,- Euro/month for a lecture period of 4 months per term (a total of 1.720,- € per term).

5 Teaching Assistantships are awarded for each term with a funding period of 4 months for each lecture period (summer term: April - July; winter term: October - January).

The funding will be awarded as a “Lehrauftrag” at RUB.

Reimbursement

Reimbursement

The Teaching Assistantship will be awarded as a "Lehrauftrag" at RUB. Reimbursement will be offered at the end of each term for the complete 4 months of teaching:

www.uv.rub.de/dezernat3/Lehrauftr%C3%A4ge_170910.html

Eligibility

Eligibility

All international doctoral researchers at RUB who are not already engaged in the teaching activities of their chair by a working contract are eligible to apply.

Teaching Assistantships support international doctoral researchers to gain first or advanced teaching experiences. Therefore, international doctoral researchers can apply who have not been involved in teaching at RUB until their application or who will take over new, additional or higher-level teaching responsibilities that help them to advance and expand their teaching experiences (funding of teaching acitivites that already have been taken over by the applicants in former terms will not be funded).

Please note that doctoral researchers who apply for funding have to be registered in the doctoral database of RUB.

International guest doctoral researchers who stay at RUB at least for one term are also eligible to apply.

Review Criteria

Review Criteria

 

Following the aim to integrate international early career researchers in teaching, advance their individual teaching skills & support their research careers the following criteria will be reviewed:

Review criteria:

  • Formal completeness of the application & quality of the application
  • Status of teaching acitivities: new, additional or higher-level teaching acitivities
  • Comprehensive description of the teaching activities (incl. organisational details and integration in chair and study course)
  • Personal aims and motivation of the applicants: impact of the teaching activities for their personal and career development
  • Agreement with the supervisors to guide the teaching experiences of the doctoral researchers

 

Deadlines

Deadlines

Submission Estimated Decision
16. December 2016 08. February 2017
04. August 2017 06. September 2017

Apply

Apply

Please submit the complete application in one PDF-file by email  to the Central Coordination Office: research-school@rub.de.

Reference letters can be send as PDF-file by seperate email by the referees before the application deadline.

Application documents:

Please fill in the application form and submit the completed and signed application form with all documents (incl. reference letter) in one PDF-file before the application deadline.

You will find detailed information in the application form and the formsheet for the reference letter:

Application Form Teaching Assistantship

Form Reference Letter Teaching Assistantship

 

 

Contact

Contact

  • Dr. Ursula Justus

    • Advising doctoral researchers & early Postdocs
    • Ombudsperson
    • Workshop Programme

    Certified Coach (DGfC).

    Room: FNO 01/142
    Phone: +49(0)234-32-28070

    Office hour: Thursday, 14:30 - 16:00 h

    Appointments upon request