DAAD Visiting Professorships
North American Guest Lecturers hosted at German Universities

This program serves to strengthen the internationalization of the educational experience for scholars, host institutions, and students by welcoming educators from North America to university campuses in Germany for guest lectureships. The advent of international degree programs, as well as the distinguished traditional curricula at German universities, Fachhochschulen, and arts colleges, provide myriad opportunities for professors from Canada and the United States to contribute their topical expertise and teaching methods.

The lack of restrictions on which disciplines and subject matter are to be taught makes this one of DAAD's most dynamic programs; and it follows that courses need not be taught in German.

Eligibility
This program is open to highly qualified scholars in all disciplines who hold a doctorate or other terminal degree, and have an affiliation with a higher education institution. Exceptionally talented experts in their field who are not full-time educators have also been considered.
Award
As the applicant, the German host institution receives the DAAD funding.

Visiting Professors are paid by the host institution according to standard salary rates for civil servants and university faculty in Germany. Travel subsidies range from €1200-€1850 depending on which region you travel from to Germany, and additional allowances for luggage and health insurance can be made. Funding is available for periods of three months to two years.
Application
Candidates must secure an invitation from a German host institution prior to application for funding, and teach courses integrated into the regular curriculum.

A full description of this program and application guidelines are at the following link:
Gastdozenten an deutschen Hochschulen
As mentioned above, the German host institution files the application (with the candidate supplying CV and input on the courses to be taught), so most of the information is in German. Links for the portions available in English are:
Short Description
Supplemental Information
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Current DAAD Professors  
For a list of current and past DAAD Visiting Professors, see DAAD Faculty / Guest Lecturers (to Germany)
Deadlines  
  • January 15, 2014
    (for Wintersemester, Oct 2014 - Feb 2015)
  • July 15, 2014
    (for Sommersemester, March - July 2015)
Questions & Tips  
If you have questions, contact Referat 513

Still looking for a host institution? Try the Advanced Academics page of our Reference Center section.

Before you go, an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education has suggestions on what to bring.
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