Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship 2014-2015: Call for Applications

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The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2014-2015 and to request applications, due by December 1, 2013.

The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to professors at German universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments in a historical humanities department other than literature, such as History, Philosopy, Religious Studies, Art History or Music History with a specific focus on any area within German Studies. Applicants should have a strong record of teaching.

The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at Stanford University will normally be on research leave from his or her home university and will be appointed at Stanford for one academic quarter (three months) to be scheduled at mutual convenience. A stipend is available to help defray costs of the visit. The Visiting Professor will be expected to offer one course, typically in seminar format. The visitor will be fully integrated into the academic and intellectual life of the department, including participation in colloquia. In addition, the Visiting Professor will deliver one formal lecture, advertised to the university community and open to the public.

The academic quarters for 2014-2015 are autumn: September 22 - December 12; winter; January 5 - March 20; and spring: March 30 - June 10.

Applications should include a statement of interest, a full C.V. and bibliography, a selection of proposed courses, a description of teaching experience, and the preferred term for residence at Stanford. Inquiries and applications should be sent electronically (with attachments) to Ms. Charo Robinson at

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