This is a jointly sponsored four-month grant. Fulbright Austria provides the grantee with a maintenance grant of $10,000, enrollment in the Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges with a maximum coverage of $100,000, and a lump-sum travel grant of €1,500. The University of Minnesota provides the grantee with a letter of appointment, a gross salary of $8,000, and a $4,000 (gross) university subsidy for housing as well as assistance in identifying housing. The University of Minnesota also gives grantees access to customary facilities for visiting faculty (office access, telephone, email, internet).
The Fulbright visiting professor teaches 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 is expected to advise students seeking expertise in 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 gives the Fulbright visiting professor ample opportunities for research and for creative and scholarly collaborations.
Fulbright Austria 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 2020–21 academic year. The University of Minnesota welcomes applications from scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts and especially 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 is 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 Fulbright Austria 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.