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Call for Applications - New Terra Visiting Professorship 2024-25

News vom 03.03.2023

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

This eight-month visiting professorship 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. The program shall provide a platform for projects that are guided by inclusive and equitable research and will work to expand the canon of North American Art History by including perspectives from scholars from systemically excluded communities. In partnership with organizations and individuals locally and globally, the Terra Foundation fosters intercultural dialogues and encourages transformative practices to expand narratives of American art.

The visiting professor 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, the visiting scholar will be strongly encouraged to supervise theses in their area of expertise and is 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, a candidate will be appointed for the academic year 2024/25, in sync with the German academic calendar (from November 2024 through June 2025). The stipend for the eight-month professorship is $96,000 (gross), 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 April 30, 2023.

For any questions regarding the applications and the process, please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Lüthe: martin.luethe@fu-berlin.de

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