CenterAustria at the University of New Orleans hosts the Marshall Plan Anniversary Chair. The Chair is filled annually with a visiting scholar whose expertise and research interests will help to fulfill the mission of CenterAustria and the program of the Marshall Plan Anniversary Chair.
The University will select a scholar from the following area to fill the Chair for the 2013-2014 academic year: Economics/Finance. This position will be housed at UNO’s College of Business. The successful applicant will carry the title of Visiting Professor and Marshall Plan Anniversary Chair.
Applicants should possess an earned Ph.D. degree in a field relevant to the 2013-2014 program. Preference will be given to those applicants with current positions in higher education, government and research institutes who possess a strong research and publication record and outstanding teaching credentials. Mid-career government experts will be considered as candidates too.
Obligations of the Chair
The successful applicant will be expected to be in residence at the University of New Orleans during the 2013-2014 academic year, i.e. August 15, 2013 – May 15, 2014. During that time, the Chair will teach a total of three courses to be mutually agreed upon by the Marshall Plan Chair and Department Chair. In addition, the Marshall Plan Chair will be expected to take part in the activities of CenterAustria, including participation in its annual symposium and the delivery of at least one public lecture in March 2014.
The Chair will be paid a stipend of $5,500 per month for the nine months of the academic year.
CenterAustria also will provide assistance in finding housing and transportation in New Orleans as well as for scheduling of lectures off campus and other activities.
University of New Orleans and Center Austria
The University of New Orleans is the urban campus of the Louisiana State University System. The University enrolls approximately 12,000 students annually in programs at the Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. levels. The University has a thirty-five year relationship with institutions of higher education in Austria. CenterAustria administers the University’s model partnership with the University of Innsbruck. Joint programs include: educational travel, publications, research, symposia, and student and faculty exchange.
Applicants should submit a letter of application and three academic references attesting to the capabilities of the applicant. The letter of application should indicate research fields and proposed teaching areas that will contribute to the mission of CenterAustria in one of the academic specialties chosen for 2013-2014. While the Marshall Plan Anniversary Chair will support the ongoing research of the occupant, it is expected that the chief contribution of the visiting professor will be in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants currently employed by an institution of higher education also should submit a letter from their home department/institution indicating approval by that department. Preference will be given to applicants whose home institutions offer financial and other support for the program, e.g., sabbatical leave for the applicant.
Information and Application Deadline:
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application directly to the Marshall Plan Foundation, but they also may apply directly to CenterAustria.
Direct requests for information either to the Marshall Plan Jubiläumsstiftung in Vienna (Mag. Eugen Stark, Ungargasse 37, 1030-Wien, tel: 01-50175-419 or -597; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)or to
Dr. Günter Bischof, Director, CenterAustria, LA 196, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA. Fax: 504.280.7317. E-mail inquiries welcome at email@example.com.
Materials must arrive no later than October 31, 2012. Applicants will be informed of the search results by January 15, 2013.