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Student Lectureships at the University of Chicago

Oct 10, 2016

Advanced graduate students can submit their applications for the Heidelberg Prize Lectureships. The two student lectureships are awarded by the University of Chicago in cooperation with the Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.

After a successful first round in 2011, the University of Chicago and the Cluster of Excellence both agreed to realise an annual awarding of the Heidelberg Prize Lectureships. The two student lectureships enable advanced graduate students to acquire teaching experience in a field broadly related to the discipline of history at the University of Chicago, USA.

The two student lectures will be given the opportunity to teach one course at undergraduate level at the University of Chicago throughout the academic spring term from March 27 to June 10, 2017. The courses will be included in the International Studies Program under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The selected student lecturers will be funded by the Cluster, and will be granted leave for the duration of the lectureship.

In 2015, Carolin Liebisch (project A13 “Subaltern Diplomacy 1930-1960”) and Chun Xu (GPTS-4) were granted the Heidelberg Prize Lectureship for their outstanding academic achievements and their course proposals. They taught on “The League of Nations and the Reordering of the Middle East” and on “Cultures and Politics of Water: A Global History” respectively at the University of Chicago during spring term 2015.

A shortlist of the four most promising applications will be forwarded to the University of Chicago, who will make the final selection of the two student lecturers. Applications must include a cover letter with the request for a specific mentor at the University of Chicago, a CV, a course syllabus, one chapter of the doctoral thesis, and one letter of recommendation.

For further information on the application and the student lectureships, and for the submission of applications, please contact Jule Nowoitnick. The deadline for applications is November 2, 2016.

The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and one of the international key partners of the Cluster. Founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890, the University of Chicago has a reputation of devotion to academic scholarship and intellectualism and is affiliated with scores of Rhodes Scholars and 85 Nobel Prize laureates.


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