Italian Fulbright & DAAD Visiting Professor

Italian Fulbright Distinguished Chair and DAAD Visiting Professorship
Italian academics interested in applying to teach for a semester at the University of Pittsburgh as part of the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission’s Fulbright Distinguished Chair should apply via the Fulbright website:  Application deadline is February 2019.

Il concorso Fulbright-Distinguished Chair offre a docenti universitari e ricercatori confermati con affidamento didattico l’opportunità di intraprendere un breve soggiorno di insgnamento presso University of Pittsburgh nell’ambito degli European/Italian Studies e, in particolare, degli Studi Umanistici e delle Scienze Sociali.

Pitt also holds a DAAD visiting professorship that allows a German scholar to teach on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh for up to five years.  The current DAAD professor is Katja Wezel, Department of History. 

Through its Summer Research Scholar Program, the European Studies Center (ESC), a Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence (JMEUCE), in collaboration with the University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh, seeks to facilitate and further research on all aspects of European integration and the European Union.  The ESC and ULS are offering two research grants to post-doctoral and senior scholars to be in residence at the University of Pittsburgh.

Practical Information for Other Visiting Scholars
We encourage scholars from abroad to engage with our faculty and students, and with the Pittsburgh community. Because we receive a large number of requests from potential visiting scholars, we are unable to accept all opportunities. While the ESC often facilitates visits of scholars from Europe or working on topics related to Europe, the decision process is often decentralized to a departmental level (or other relevant units). Nevertheless, there are some common elements of consideration:

  • The prospective visitor’s educational and experiential background, scholarly achievements, area of academic interest, and English language skills (a minimum level of competency is required for some visas)
  • The specific research proposal
  • Institutional affiliations (possibilities for longer-term collaboration)
  • Most importantly, the availability and interest of a Pitt faculty member to supervise or collaborate in the proposed research project or otherwise mentor the prospective visitor