PhD program, Department of German, New York University
***The Department of German at New York University invites applications for its PhD program. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2021.***
The Department of German at NYU has long been home to one of the most innovative and theoretically rigorous programs in German Studies. Drawing on a broad spectrum of expertise, its faculty teach German literature, critical thought, philosophy, political theory, the history of art and of media, and the history of the sciences from the early modern period to the present. The emphasis on both critical theory and the history of literature and culture distinguishes NYU's German program and ensures excellent preparation for the profession.
Located in downtown Manhattan, NYU German collaborates closely with NYU’s Deutsches Haus and offers ample opportunities to engage with the vibrant intellectual community that New York City has to offer. Close cooperation with other departments and programs, including Comparative Literature, History, and Media, Culture, and Communication, make inter-departmental resources an integral part of the program. All students have the opportunity to spend a year of study and/or teaching at the department's sister institutions in Berlin, Zurich, and Munich.
NYU provides stipends of approximately $29,500/year for 5 years, including health insurance. Additional funding for travel is available, as is additional summer funding (guaranteed during the first three years). Compensation for teaching is in addition to the stipend. Graduate students in German at NYU also receive thorough training in second language pedagogy, with the opportunity to teach for three or more semesters.
Applicants should have a strong background in the study of literature, philosophy, or any neighboring field at the MA or BA levels, as well as mastery of the German language.
Applications are online (http://gsas.nyu.edu/admissions/gsas-application-resource-center.html) and should include:
- a personal statement outlining the applicant's goals and reasons for applying to the program;
- a recent sample of the applicant's academic writing in either German or English (15-20 pages);
- at least three letters of recommendation;
- a complete set of official academic transcripts;
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native speakers of English;
- a resume or CV
For more information and for details on how to apply, please see our website http://as.nyu.edu/german/graduate.html. Please direct inquiries to Prof. Andrea Krauss, Director of Graduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org). The recommended application date is December 18, 2020. The final application deadline is January 4, 2021.