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Visiting Professor

University of Warsaw - Warsaw, Poland

The Dean of the Faculty of „Artes Liberales“, University of Warsaw invites applications for the position of the Kosciuszko Foundation Visiting Professor. The position is co-sponsored by the University of Warsaw and the Kosciuszko Foundation.

The appointment will be for five months, either in Fall (from October 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015) or in Spring (from February 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015). The professorship is open to American senior scholars with accomplishments in humanities or social sciences.

The visiting professor will be appointed in the Collegium „Artes Liberales“ which serves as a center of excellence in research and teaching at this major Polish university. The Collegium has developed a unique program inspired by the curricula of U.S. colleges of liberal arts and sciences and seeks to restore awareness of the affinities between the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and to nurture creative thinking and civic responsibility.

The visiting professor will teach two courses, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. The visitor is also expected to give at least two public lectures and participate in the academic life of the Collegium and the University. No knowledge of Polish is required.


- PhD in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences and a substantial research and

- Teaching experience

- Required documents:

1. a letter of application,

2. curriculum vitae,

3. the names and addresses of two persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference.

The letter of application should include a statement of which semester the candidate prefers, short descriptions of possible courses which the candidate might teach, and a description of the candidate‘s current research interests.

Salary: an equivalent of c. 5500 US dollars per month (gross salary - before tax).

Employment is for 5 months. Accommodation is not provided and travel expenses are not covered by the University of Warsaw.

For inquiries about the position please contact:

Piotr Wilczek,
Head of the Collegium Artes Liberales (piotr.wilczek@al.uw.edu.pl)

Submit all materials by email as PDF files to:

Application deadline: May 15, 2014. All candidates will be informed about the results of their application by June 10, 2014.

Posted on April 07, 2014.