Dramaturge and stage director, since 1993 professor of stage direction and dramaturgy at the Kunsthochscule Berlin-Weißensee.
Scholarly activities: Staff member of the Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, associate lecturer at the University of Munich, the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the University Paris-Saint Denis.
1996 Max Kade Professor at Princeton University, N.J., U.S.
From 1983 to 1993 Hans-Joachim Ruckhäberle was the chief dramaturge and member of the board of artistic directors of the Munich Kammerspiele (general director: Dieter Dorn).
Since 1986 he has been a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and is presently deputy chairman of the Department of Performing Arts there.
Hans-Joachim Ruckhäberle was the Akademie jury chair from 1997 to 1999.