The Leiden Austria Centre and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research invite applicants to the 2024-25 and 2025-26 Annual Leiden Visiting Professorship for Central Europe. Applications are due by November 1, 2023.
The Visiting Professor will be active at the Leiden University Institute for History and will co-operate with the Special Chair for Central European Studies established there by the Leiden Foundation for Austrian Studies. Candidates with backgrounds in history, art history, literature, and music are invited to apply; social scientists with outspoken cultural or historical approaches to Central Europe are also eligible. To be eligible for the position the applicant must 1) hold a tenured (‘unbefristete’) university position in an Austrian University; 2) are active in Humanities research areas or closely related social sciences; 3) hold a Habilitation from 2009 or later.
Visiting Professors will be active in the second semester (early February-early June) in either 2024 or 2025. They are expected to teach two courses (a BA lecture course and an advanced BA or MA research seminar) on broad and attractive themes connected to their research. Teaching will be in English (although passive knowledge of German can be expected among the students).
Leiden University provides visiting professors with office space and access to digital services. Housing will be arranged by the Austrian Studies Fund (previously: Leiden Foundation for Austrian Studies). Visiting professors will be encouraged to participate in the academic life of the Humanities Faculty and Leiden University. The scheme is intended to benefit the Leiden community as well as the Visiting Professor through the fruitful exchange of knowledge and experiences. The Annual Leiden Visiting Professorship for Central Europe is intended to strengthen Austrian-Dutch academic co-operation in the field of Central European History and Culture.
Prospective applicants can contact Prof. Dr. Sarah Cramsey firstname.lastname@example.org, Special Chair for Central European Studies; Prof. Dr. Jeroen Duindam (email@example.com), Director of the Leiden University Institute for History, and Dr. Steven Engelsman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. On the Austrian side please contact Sector Mobility Programmes and Cooperation of the OeAD-GmbH (MPC) Ebendorferstrasse 7 1010 Vienna, Austria T +43 1 534 08-445 E email@example.com.
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