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Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship at

Stanford University 2018-2019


The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2018-2019 and to request applications, due by December 1, 2017.


The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to professors at German universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments in a historical humanities department other than literature, such as: History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Art History or Music History, with a specific focus on any area within German Studies. Applicants should have a strong record of teaching. The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at Stanford University will normally be on research leave from his or her home university and will be appointed at Stanford for one academic quarter (three months) to be scheduled at mutual convenience. A stipend is available to help defray costs of the visit.



Gerda Henkel Foundation Visiting Professorship



The Visiting Professor will be expected to offer one course, typically in seminar format. The visitor will be fully integrated into the academic and intellectual life of the department, including participation in colloquia. In addition, the Visiting Professor will deliver one formal lecture, advertised to the university community and open to the public. The academic quarters for 2018-2019 are autumn: September 24-December 14; winter: January 7-March 22; and spring: April 1-June 12. Applications should include a statement of interest, a full c.v. and bibliography, a selection of proposed courses, a description of teaching experience, and the preferred term for residence at Stanford. Inquiries and applications should be sent electronically (with attachments) to Ms. Christine Onorato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fellowship information


Die Gerda Henkel Stiftung stellt seit 2009 Fördermittel für ein Vorlesungs- und Forschungsprogramm am Department of German Studies der Universität Stanford zur Verfügung. Das Programm richtet sich an Professorinnen und Professoren deutscher Universitäten aus dem Bereich der Historischen Geisteswissenschaften, deren Forschungen einen Bezug zu Deutschland aufweisen. Die Gerda Henkel Visiting Professors werden jeweils für eine Dauer von drei Monaten nach Stanford eingeladen.