FUNDS: Ph.D. Fellow- and TA-ships, German Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ( Deadline 10 January 2018)

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The German Department at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor invites applications to its Ph.D. program for the academic year 2018-19.

All of our incoming graduate students receive competitive, full funding packages composed of teaching, fellowships, and summer funding.

We offer a program of study rich in breadth, depth, and disciplinary scope while entertaining close ties with other units across the university. The University also enjoys standing relationships with universities abroad and offers a regular exchange with the FU Berlin.

In our teaching and research, we focus on formal training in German Studies along with other, adjacent disciplines, as well as on theoretically informed approaches to a wide variety of cultural objects. Interdisciplinary work here is guided by faculty with deep methodological training and experience in German and Comparative Literature, History, Media Studies, Political Science, Film Studies, Museum Studies, Philosophy, and Music, with particular strengths in 18th century literature, philosophy, and music; 20th and 21st century modernisms; political and critical theory; minority culture studies; German-Turkish studies; digital humanities; and cultural history.

Students benefit from close mentoring and interaction with the faculty. We value a culture of vibrant intellectual exchange and the development of teaching skills at many levels. As a result, we have an excellent record of graduate placements in the current job market.

The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, MI, a diverse and culturally rich city with a high quality of life near a major international airport.

Please visit the German Department website ( for more information. Application materials include: statement of purpose, transcripts, three letters of recommendations; GRE Scores; language proficiency (if applicable); and academic writing samples. The application deadline is January 10, 2018.

If you have additional questions, please contact: Peter M. McIsaac, Director of Graduate Studies,