RUB Research School

Teaching Assistantships

Funding for Teaching for International Doctoral Researchers

Teaching Assistantships support international doctoral researchers of RUB to be involved in active teaching and in gaining first or advanced teaching experience during their doctorate. 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

Teaching Assistantships are awarded for 10 hours of teaching per month for a lecture period of 4 months (= 40 hours of teaching in total per semseter). They are funded with 46,- Euro per hour of teaching (a total of 1.840,- € per semester).

5 Teaching Assistantships are awarded for each semester 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 will be offered at the end of each term for the complete 4 months of teaching.

After the Teaching Assitantship funding ended, funded doctoral resaerchers are asked to participate in an evaluation.

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 in their doctorate. 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 enrolled including registration 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

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:

  • Formal completeness of the application as well as 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.

 


Application

Please submit the complete application in one PDF-file by email  to: 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

Deadline

10.01.2022 for summer term 2022