The John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and the Terra Foundation for American Art currently enjoy a very successful partnership in administering the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art program at the Kennedy Institute’s Department of Culture, in cooperation with the Art History Institutes of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The program functions as a pillar not only of the Kennedy Institute’s curriculum, powerfully enabling the JFKI to include the study of art history in its B.A. and M.A. degree programs, but has simultaneously provided the Terra Foundation for American Art with a flourishing international program that facilitates cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary scholarly engagement with American art history and indeed fosters the “exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States” (terraamericanart.org, Mission Statement).
Three eight-month visiting professorships will aim at fostering the cross-cultural, transdisciplinary scholarly engagement with North American Art at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (Freie Universität Berlin) and the art history departments of Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität, respectively. Visiting professors will offer two specialized seminars per semester in American Art History (B.A. and M.A. levels) and participate in the larger academic community of the Kennedy Institute for the duration of their stay. On top of teaching, candidates will be strongly encouraged to supervise theses in their areas of expertise and are expected to organize one international research event, conference, or symposium in Berlin in order to further facilitate the expertise in, and increase the visibility of, the fields of North American Art History and Visual Culture Studies at the institutions involved.
In the course of the current application process, three candidates will be appointed, one professor for each of the three upcoming academic years, 2019/20, 2020/21, and 2021/22, in sync with the German academic calendar (from November through June). Candidates can apply for more than one of the periods of tenure, but can be appointed to only one of the three. The stipend for the eight-month professorship is $96,000, including travel and lodging.
Please, send applications (including C.V. and suggestions for the research event and seminars) to:
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture
Prof. Dr. Martin Lüthe
For any questions regarding the applications and the process, please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Lüthe: email@example.com