Nominees sought for one-semester Schurz professorship for 2010-2011

Nominations are being sought for the Carl Schurz Memorial Professorship — one-semester position for a professor from a German university — for 2010-2011. .

The committee seeks nominees who are not only outstanding and internationally recognized authorities in their field but whose reputation and knowledge transcends the bounds of their discipline. The Carl Schurz Professor is expected to enhance not only the program of a single department but of the entire university community.

While the Professorship does not prescribe specific duties, the committee expects that the incumbent will give a number of public lectures in English and participate in the teaching and research activities in their discipline and in related areas. It should be noted that the professorship is not intended for carrying out of regular instructional activities but for the enhancement and complementation of the academic program, if possible – across disciplines. For this reason we are asking nominators to submit an outline of the proposed activities of their nominees.

In 2010-2011, $50,000 is available for a full one-semester appointment, including travel (fringe benefits of 38.5% will be paid separately by the endowment). The fellowship amount (based on home institution rate) and the length of appointment (pro-rated) are negotiable for a truly outstanding candidate; departments making nominations may also suggest using their own resources to enhance the stipend.

Details are available on this nomination announcement.