Call for Applications: Director for Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota

bridges vol. 35, October 2012 / Noteworthy Information

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota has announced an international search for a new faculty director for the Center for Austrian Studies. The successful candidate will hold an administrative appointment as director of the Center, and a faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor with indefinite tenure in the College of Liberal Arts.

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Scholars of Austria and East-Central Europe in any discipline of the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts are encouraged to apply. The full job posting, with contact information for Evelyn Davidheiser, the chair of the search committee, may be found at:

Please note that the committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2012.

About the Center for Austrian Studies: Established in 1977, it is the leading multidisciplinary research center devoted to the historical and contemporary experience of Austria and Central Europe. The Center for Austrian Studies plays an international leadership role in promoting new scholarship about Austria and Central Europe across disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, international business management, and the fine arts. The Center disseminates scholarship through international conferences and a robust publication program; and connects scholars, students, and an international community to resources in Austria, Central Europe, the European Union, and Minnesota. The Center reaches out to students, scholars, and an international community of educated nonacademics, bringing an awareness of Austria and the new Europe and its relevance to American life; and enriches the teaching mission of the College of Liberal Arts and the University of Minnesota by connecting the research and outreach programs it initiates with classroom opportunities for CLA students. Please visit the Center for Austrian Studies Web site for further information about the Center and its activities: