Fellowship Program 2019 at the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Columbia University, USA

Columbia University


January 04, 2019

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Promotionsstipendien an der Columbia University/Ph.D. Fellowships Columbia University (German Literature and Culture)

For the fall of 2019, the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures at Columbia University offers up to four doctoral fellowships (Ph.D.) in the field of German literature and culture. Columbia’s department is one of the leading programs in the U.S. and Canada. The course of study incorporates a strong literary and theoretical component with additional strength in media studies, intellectual history, gender studies, literature and science as well as German-Jewish culture. The program has a historical focus of roughly 1750 to the present and a flexible emphasis on theory and methodology. Students are encouraged to combine their study of literature, literary theory, and intellectual history with coursework and research beyond the department. Comparative and cross-disciplinary work can be pursued in conjunction with other graduate programs and numerous specialized institutes. The department has strong ties with the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Center for Comparative Media, and the Department of Art History and Anthropology. The comparatively small size of seminars guarantees close mentoring of students.

With its unique cultural offerings, vast library system, museums, and vibrant cultural life, New York is an ideal place to study German literature and culture in a transnational context.

The fellowship offers five years of full financial support, including tuition fees and health insurance. Training and practice in language instruction and pedagogy are an important part of the fellowship.

Prerequisites for application: BA or MA in Germanistik or related fields; high academic achievements; advanced proficiency in English.

Applications are to be submitted online at:


Submitted documents should include: Online application form; three recommendations; transcripts of courses taken; degree diplomas (or official letter confirming date of degree); Curriculum Vitae; statement of purpose and of plans for further study; 20-page writing sample; results of the TOEFL-test.

The Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professorin German literature to begin July 1, 2019. We seek candidates with a specialization in German literature and culture post 1700 with a strong theoretical background. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Native or near-native fluency in German and English is a requirement. Candidates must have PhD by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact Professor Claudia Breger, Director of Graduate Studies, at: cb3328@columbia.edu

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November 08, 2018