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USA - Gastdozentur in Nordamerika - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

German Studies

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Department of History
www.history.pitt.edu/

Fachliches Profil
Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt Deutschland im vergleichenden Kontext Europas und der Welt; Kooperation mit dem World History Center

Aufgaben

Vier Kurse pro Jahr (zwei pro Semester) sowohl im Undergraduate Bereich als auch im Graduiertenbereich. Die inhaltliche Gestaltung hängt ab von den wissenschaftlichen Schwerpunkten des/der Kandidaten/in.
Aktive Mitarbeit bei Planung und Organisation kulturpolitischer Aktivitäten der Gasthochschule zur Vermittlung eines zeitgemäßen Deutschlandbildes.

Voraussetzungen

  • Abgeschlossene Promotion
  • einschlägige wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen
  • mehrjährige Lehrerfahrung an einer deutschen Hochschule
  • sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
  • Staatsangehörigkeit eines EU-Mitgliedsstaats
  • Bewerber/innen sollen während der letzten beiden Jahre vor der Bewerbung ihren Lebensmittelpunkt in
    Deutschland gehabt haben

Beschreibung der Gasthochschule

Die Beschreibung der jeweiligen Position formuliert die Gasthochschule im DAAD Professorship Questionnaire wie folgt:
INFORMATION DESCRIBING THE POSITION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DAAD PROFESSOR


a) Length of initial appointment, renewability:
Initial appointment will be for two years with subsequent annual renewals for up to an additional three years. The total appointment will be no longer than five years.

b) Status of the appointee (assistant guest professor, associate guest professor, guest professor):
Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor

c) Disciplinary field and areas of specialization and sub-specialization preferred:
History
Fields of specialization are open but special consideration will be given to candidates with a strong record in research and teaching on comparative issues or issues arising from the movement of people, wealth or ideas across national boundaries from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Preference will be given to someone who can place the German experience within a comparative European or global context, and would be interested in cooperating with our World History Center. The Department's European faculty is especially strong in early modern Western Europe and Atlantic, as well as in modern Central and Eastern Europe.

d) Desired qualifications of the DAAD Professor:
Proven research record in German and comparative or transnational European history

  • Strong teaching skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Possession of Ph.D


e) What is the regular course load the DAAD Professor will be expected to carry per academic year?
The professor will teach four 3-credit courses per academic year (two courses for each of the major terms of our academic year), which may include courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

f) To what extent will research focus and academic specialization of the DAAD Professor be given weight in designing course topics? To what extent will the DAAD Professor be expected to teach within an established curriculum? What are likely course topics to be assigned to the DAAD Professor?
The European faculty meets each academic year to design the curriculum and select course offerings. The DAAD professor will be part of that process. S/he will be encouraged to teach and develop courses in German and European history that complement our regular course offerings. S/he will be welcome to draw on his/her own research specialty.

g) Will courses taught by the DAAD Professor be eligible for cross-listing with other units of the host institution?
Yes. In addition, all courses taught by the DAAD Professor will be eligible for counting toward the Center’s European Studies, European Union Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and Russian and East European Studies certificates. The DAAD Professor will also be offered the opportunity to offer a one-credit hour “language trailer” for students who want to read and discuss sources in German related to a particular course he/she is already teaching. This would be voluntary and compensated additionally.

h) Ratio and level of graduate and undergraduate courses the DAAD Professor will be expected to teach:
This will vary; see answer to f) above. In the past, our DAAD professors have been offering a ratio of undergraduate/graduate courses similar to other full-time faculty members. Certainly, there will be opportunities to teach graduate courses.

i) Estimated number of students expected to enroll in the courses taught by the DAAD Professor:
In the History Department, research and writing seminars have an enrollment limit of 15 students. Regular upper-level undergraduate courses have an enrollment limit of 35 students. The typical enrollment for graduate courses is 10 students.

j) Additional duties and activities expected of the DAAD Professor within and outside the university (e.g. local and regional outreach activities, fostering of a more productive relationship with German institutions and the German scholarly community):

  • Work with graduate students on the MA and PhD level by offering regular courses and directed studies;
  • Work with undergraduate students outside of the classroom as appropriate for the undergraduate programs in which the faculty member participates;
  • Actively participate in departmental seminars;
  • Serve on faculty committees as appropriate to the interests and expertise of the faculty member and the needs of the department;
  • Actively participate in the activities of the European Studies Center (the DAAD Professor will be encouraged to invite colleagues to speak on campus and organize lecture or film series on campus, and will be given the resources – financial and administrative/staff – to make this possible);
  • Foster strong and productive relations between the Department and German institutions and theGerman scholarly community as appropriate;
  • Interact with other departments of the University (e.g. the German Department) as appropriate. Also, possible participation in programs related to Germany with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the American Council on Germany in Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, all of which will be coordinated through the European Studies Center which has institutional resources dedicated to facilitating the DAAD Visiting Professor’s participation in such programming and the staff to help coordinate these activities

Beginn

September 2018

Dauer

Besetzung zunächst für die Dauer von zwei Jahren, mit Verlängerungsmöglichkeit

Ansprechpartner/in

DAAD, Referat ST23, Angela Schmilewski, Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
E-Mail: schmilewski@daad.de

Bewerbung

Die vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen müssen bis spätestens 7. November 2017 über das DAAD-Portal eingereicht worden sein.

Die Gutachten können bis 17. November 2017 nachgereicht werden. (per Post oder – in jedem Fall unterschrieben – als E-Mail Attachment)

Genaue Informationen zu den Gastdozenturen sowie Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen und -unterlagen finden Sie auf der Homepage des DAAD unter German Studies Dozenturen in Nordamerika.

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