Call for Applications

Terra Foundation Visiting Professor for American Art at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

These eight-month visiting professorships will aim at fostering the cross-cultural, trans-disciplinary 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, 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19, 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. Frank Kelleter
Lansstr. 7-9
14195 Berlin

The deadline of application is January 15, 2016.

For any questions regarding the applications and the process, please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Lüthe:

Past Call for Applications

(2009-2011, 2011-2013, and 2013-15)

These three-month visiting professorships are focussed on the history of American art and visual culture. Visiting professors will offer specialized courses, seminars, and lectures to students and participate in the larger academic community throughout their stay. Two professorships are available for each academic year: 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. The stipend for a three-month professorship is $ 36,000, including travel and lodging.