Ghaemian Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for a full-year Ghaemian Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship to be awarded to candidates at the level of assistant professor or associate professor. Owing to the generous assistance of The Ghaemian Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, the HCA is able to fund this residential fellowship with a substantial stipend.
The HCA is a central academic institution of the University of Heidelberg, encouraging higher education, promoting advanced research, and facilitating public debate. Ten disciplines provide the institutional framework of the HCA: American literature, economics, geography, history, law, musicology, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology. Proposals in all specializations listed above are eligible. Cross-disciplinary proposals are also welcome, as are proposals concerned with U.S.-German or U.S.-European relations. The ultimate aim of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work that will take the form of a monograph or seminal article in a leading academic journal.
Candidates should be permanently based in the United States and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have completed their Ph.D. prior to September 30, 2006. The fellow is expected to be in residence at the HCA during the entire term of award (2013-14: September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014). In the course of the fellowship, the fellow is also expected to teach one two-hour course, usually as part of the HCA’s Master in American Studies (MAS) program. In addition, the fellow is encouraged to present her or his research in the colloquium of either the HCA’s MAS or Ph.D. program and/or in a more formal presentation to the public. We expect our fellows to participate in relevant meetings organized by the HCA , and to immerse themselves in the daily life of the Center in order to foster a true community of scholars. The position does not require any German language proficiency.
Applications for the 2013-14 Fellowship must be submitted via email by January 31, 2013. Applications must include:
- Project proposal (not to exceed 10 pages, double spaced, using 12-point font)
- Timetable (indicating the progress the applicant anticipates to make while at the HCA and how this progress relates to the overall schedule of the project)
- Curriculum vitae
- Publications list (no more than 2 pages)
- Two letters of recommendation
For further information, please contact Dr. Tobias Endler: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 06221-543878.
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Heidelberg Center for American Studies