Visiting Professorship at Leiden University

The Leiden Austria Center and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science, and Research invite applicants to the 2024–25 and 2025–26 Annual Leiden Visiting Professorship for Central Europe.

The visiting professor will be active at the Leiden University Institute for History and will cooperate with the Special Chair for Central European Studies established there by the Leiden Foundation for Austrian Studies.

Candidates with backgrounds in history, art history, literature, and music are invited to apply; social scientists with outspoken cultural or historical approaches to Central Europe are also eligible.

Visiting professors will be active in the second semester (early February–early June). They are expected to teach two courses (a BA lecture course and an advanced BA or MA research seminar) on broad and attractive themes connected to their research. Teaching will be in English (although passive knowledge of German can be expected among the students).


  • Office space and access to digital systems
  • Housing
  • Payment will be arranged by the OeAD, Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalization, on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the respective Austrian University (Freistellung unter Beibehalt der Bezüge und Refundierung der Kosten durch den OeAD)
  • Travel expenses (once)

Job Requirements

Proposed Visiting Professors

  •  Hold of a tenured (‘unbefristete’) university position in an Austrian University;
  • Are active in Humanities research areas or closely related social sciences;
  • Hold a Habilitation from 2009 or later.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter
  • A full CV, including teaching experience
  • Two one-page Proposals with title, description of theme, and brief layout, respectively, for 1) a lecture course (BA 2-3) and 2) a research seminar (BA 3/MA)
READ ALSO  Mandela Rhodes Postgraduate Scholarships for Study in South Africa

To apply for the Visiting Professorship at Leiden Universityclick here.

Deadline: November 01, 2023.

For more information on Visiting Professorship at Leiden University, visit the official site.

Verified by MonsterInsights