Job Announcement-The KF Visiting Professorship


AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW – academic year 2015/16

The Dean of the Faculty of „Artes Liberales", University of Warsaw in cooperation with the President of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. invite applications for the position of the Kosciuszko Foundation Visiting Professor. The position is co-sponsored by the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc. and the University of Warsaw. Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. It awards fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America.

The appointment will be for five months in the academic year 2015/16, either in Fall (from October 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016) or in Spring (from February 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016). The professorship is open to American senior scholars from U.S. universities with accomplishments in humanities, social sciences or natural sciences. No knowledge of Polish is required. The visiting professor will be appointed in the Collegium „Artes Liberales" which is a part of the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" and offers courses to all students of the University of Warsaw. 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 teaching load is 90 hours (3 courses) a semester (6 hours a week). Office hours - at least 2 hours a week. Courses will be taught in English. The appointee is expected to give at least two public lectures and participate in the academic life of the Collegium and the University. The visiting professor is expected to be in residence in the Warsaw area during the semester throughout the term of the professorship.

PhD in any discipline of the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences and a substantial research and teaching experience

Required documents

1. a letter of application,
2. curriculum vitae,
3. a copy of the PhD diploma,
4. two letters 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.

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

For inquiries about the position please contact:
Professor Piotr Wilczek, Director of the Collegium "Artes Liberales" (

Submit all materials by email as PDF files to the following two addreses:

Letters of recommendation should be emailed separately by their authors to the same email addresses as scanned PDF files.

Dual citizens (United States and Poland) are not eligible. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Application deadline: May 20, 2015, 4:00 PM EST. All candidates will be informed about the results of their application by June 15, 2015.

The search for the 2016/17 academic year will be announced in September 2015.



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