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TitelFellowships and Teaching Assistantships for Graduate Study in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois is accepting applications from candidates wishing to begin study in Fall 2016. Our program has an award-winning faculty who teach and publish on interdisciplinary topics and whose exceptionally diverse backgrounds and interests coalesce into a robust, comprehensive program. We offer courses in literature and culture studies from the middle ages to the present, in applied linguistics, in film studies, and in critical theory, among other areas.

The graduate program of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in German. M.A. students receive in-depth training in Germanic languages, literatures, and cultures. Ph.D. students specialize in literature, cultural studies, or linguistics. They also have the option of incorporating Scandinavian languages and area studies, and we offer a departmental graduate certificate in Scandinavian Studies as well as opportunities for Arctic Studies. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the rich and interdisciplinary offerings of the university. They may supplement coursework in the Department with study in other departments and programs such as the Program in Comparative Literature, the Unit for Cinema Studies, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Gender and Women's Studies Program, the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, the Program in Second Language Acquisition/Teacher Education [SLATE], the Program in Medieval Studies, the Department of Linguistics, the European Union Center, the Program in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, and Informatics. Students can obtain minors or certificates from these various programs.

The department regularly wins funding from competitive grant programs such as the Max Kade Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), Fulbright, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Swedish Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each spring, we host a visiting professor from Germany under the auspices of the Max Kade program. The department is closely connected to INSPIRE: Illinois-Sweden Program in Educational and Research Exchange, offering opportunities for closer engagement with Sweden. We have a remarkably active intellectual climate that includes lectures and regular conferences at which we host a wide range of guests and speakers from Germany, Scandinavia, and the United States. Our faculty publishes widely and offers graduate students an excellent environment for intellectual growth.

Our graduate students spend substantial time abroad via our exchanges with German universities and under the auspices of Fulbright or the German Academic Exchange Service. They also participate in summer programs and conduct summer research at academic institutions and libraries in the U.S. and abroad. Dissertation fellowships are available through the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics as well as from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The department provides graduate student instructors with solid pedagogical training to take on diverse teaching assignments within the curriculum, ranging from beginning to advanced levels of German and Swedish language instruction to upper-division, writing-intensive literature courses in English. Our teaching assistants are also involved in curricular work, assisting in test construction, course development, and program coordination. Through careful mentoring by the faculty, our graduate student instructors are guided to become self-directed and critically reflective teachers.

Full fellowships (available from the Department, from our School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics, and from the Max Kade Foundation) and teaching assistantships, with benefits, are available to qualified applicants. We welcome your interest and invite you to contact us for additional information: Professor Laurie Johnson, graduate recruitment (, Professor Mara Wade, Director of Graduate Studies (, or Professor Stephanie Hilger, Department Head ( Application forms are available online at and through our website, at

Applications are due by January 1, 2016 for full fellowship consideration.

More information about our program and the opportunities we offer is on our website:

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PersonName: Stephanie Hilger 
Funktion: Department Head 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Strasse/Postfach: 707 S. Mathews Ave. 
Postleitzahl: 61821 
Stadt: Urbana (Illinois, USA) 
Telefon: 217-333-1288 
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