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Fulbright Austrian Scholar Program

Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota (Social Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts)

DEADLINE October 30
STARTING DATE academic year 2019-2020
LOCATION University of Minnesota
COMMENTS Co-funded by the University of Minnesota


This is a jointly sponsored four-month grant. The Austrian Fulbright Commission will provide grantees with a maintenance grant of $10,000, a health and accident insurance policy with a maximum coverage of $100,000, and a lump-sum travel grant of €1,500. From the University of Minnesota, the grantee will receive a letter of appointment, a gross salary of $8,000 and a University subsidy for housing of $4,000 (gross) as well as assistance in identifying housing. The University of Minnesota will place customary facilities for visiting faculty (office access, telephone, e-mail, internet) at the disposal of grantees.

The Fulbright Visiting Professor will teach one advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course (please see departmental course listings on the UMN website) during the semester in residence. The Fulbright Visiting Professor will be expected to advise students seeking expertise from the visitor’s field of specialization and to deliver one public lecture under the auspices of the Center for Austrian Studies and the relevant department. This appointment will provide the Fulbright Visiting Professor with ample opportunities for research, creative and scholarly collaborations.

The Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota are pleased to request applications for a visiting professorship for an Austrian scholar at the University of Minnesota for the academic year 2020-21. The University of Minnesota welcomes applications from scholars in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts and is especialy encourages scholars whose teaching and research falls in the areas of European Studies, Human Rights, Immigration & Refugee Studies, or Genocide Studies

The Fulbright Visiting Professor will be affiliated with the Center for Austrian Studies, an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research facility for Austrian, Habsburg, and Central European studies established in 1977 as a bicentennial gift of the people and government of Austria to the United States, and the College of Liberal Arts.

This collaboration is based on a memorandum of understanding concluded by the Austrian Fulbright Commission and the College of Liberal Arts in 2001 and renewed in 2010. This visiting professorship was conceived to rotate among departments in the College of Liberal Arts affiliated with the Center for Austrian Studies. Please note that Law and Education are not part of the College of Liberal Arts.

Eligibility Criteria and Application Process

Austrian citizens are eligible to apply. Applications from qualified junior as well as senior faculty from all accredited universities and post-secondary institutions are welcome. All applicants should hold a doctorate and, ideally, at least five years experience teaching at the university/post-secondary level.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out and submit the Fulbright Visiting Scholars application online. Please note that this the general online application portal for Fulbright Visiting Scholars. For the University of Minnesota Visiting Professorship, please fill out the application as follows:

24. Preferred Host Institutions
412071 - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Will you be attaching a letter of invitation in the document upload section? Check "no" 
and put in the following explanation:
Application for the Fulbright-University of Minnesota Visiting Professorship

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Step 3 Documents:
No English proficiency test or TOEFL is needed.

Step 4 References:
Your three recommenders should be registered in the online system. They will be sent an email and can upload their letter of reference directly to the online system.


All applications will be treated confidentially. The representatives of the Austrian Fulbright Commission and the University of Minnesota will review and rank the applications, and finalists will be notified concerning the status of their applications in late January or early February.

If you have further questions about the Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota or the application submission and selection process, please contact Franziska Brunner.


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