The next Botstiber Compact Seminar will be offered in Spring 2023. Please see below for application instructions. The deadline for applications for the 2023 Compact Seminar is May 31, 2022. The selection of the successful candidate will take place in early June 2022.
The Austrian Studies Program at the UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies is pleased to welcome faculty applications for the position of Visiting Professor, to teach the newly created Botstiber Compact Seminar in Austrian Studies, established with the generous support of The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS).
The next Botstiber Compact Seminar in Austrian Studies at UC Berkeley will be offered in the Spring 2023 semester (February-April 2023).
We invite seminar topics related to Austrian literature, history, or culture, in the broadest sense. Interdisciplinary approaches and themes are encouraged.
Eligibility: Any associate or full professor with a permanent teaching position in the Humanities or Social Sciences at an Austrian university
Details: The compact seminar is an official UC Berkeley course, offered for credit (2 units) through the UC Berkeley Department of German, to graduate students and advanced undergraduates from all UC Berkeley departments. The course will take place over 5 weeks, with three hours of instruction per week, plus office hours for meeting with students.
UC Berkeley is a premier university, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Visiting Professor is required to be physically present in the Berkeley area for the duration of the course and may be asked to teach the compact seminar in the German language. The Visiting Professor will receive a salary of $12,000 to cover teaching, travel, and accommodation costs. The salary will be subject to both California state and United States federal taxes, in accordance with the UC Berkeley employment and payroll practices. Visiting professors must organize their own travel, accommodation, and health insurance coverage during their stay at Berkeley. The visa application and hiring process will be coordinated by the UC Berkeley Department of German, where the visiting professor will be based.
During his/her stay, the selected Visiting Professor will also give a public lecture—the “Botstiber Lecture”—at the Institute of European Studies. In accordance with the mission of The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS), the public lecture should refer to the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including lands of the former Habsburg Empire.
Application Instructions: Applicants must submit the following:
- a CV (max 2 pages)
- a course description and syllabus with weekly course content and bibliography (max 2 pages)
- a brief description of up to three possible topics for the Botstiber Lecture (max 1 page)
Please submit application materials as a single PDF file to the Austrian Studies Program Director Jeroen Dewulf: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Proposals will be evaluated by a board composed of UC Berkeley faculty that will announce the selected candidate by June 30, 2021. The board will include a representative of The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) in the discussion on the topic to be chosen for the Botstiber lecture.
For further information, please contact Jeroen Dewulf at email@example.com