Walter Leistikov - Waldsee (Forest Lake)
Walter Leistikov - Waldsee (Forest Lake)
Rumpus Room, Churchill
Rumpus Room, Churchill
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Summer Residence near Vienna Austria
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Summer Residence near Vienna Austria
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Service Station for Standard Oil
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Service Station for Standard Oil
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Schindler Shelter, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Schindler Shelter, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Puebla Ribera Court, LaJolla, CA (1923-1925)
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Puebla Ribera Court, LaJolla, CA (1923-1925)
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Portrait
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Portrait
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Oliver Residence, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Oliver Residence, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Lovell Beach House, Newport Beach
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Lovell Beach House, Newport Beach
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Living Room of Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Living Room of Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - King's Road House, West Hollywood, CA
Rudolph Michael Schindler - King's Road House, West Hollywood, CA
Kem Weber - Walt Disney Studios Gate
Kem Weber - Walt Disney Studios Gate
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Bennati Cabin, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Bennati Cabin, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler
Rudolph Michael Schindler
Kem Weber - Steel Furniture for Lloyd Manufacturing Company (1934)
Kem Weber - Steel Furniture for Lloyd Manufacturing Company (1934)
Kem Weber - Macy's Department Store, Bathroom Vanity
Kem Weber - Macy's Department Store, Bathroom Vanity
Kem Weber - Kaufmann's Department Store, Dining Room
Kem Weber - Kaufmann's Department Store, Dining Room
Kem Weber - Dressing Table for Barker Brothers
Kem Weber - Dressing Table for Barker Brothers
Kem Weber - Airline Chair
Kem Weber - Airline Chair
Kem Weber Airline Cabin Interior
Kem Weber Airline Cabin Interior
Harvey Leepa - Untitled
Harvey Leepa - Untitled
Hans Rottenhamer - Perseus Rescuing Andromeda
Hans Rottenhamer - Perseus Rescuing Andromeda
George G. Adomeit - Untitled
George G. Adomeit - Untitled
Elie Gericke - Young Woman on Chaise
Elie Gericke - Young Woman on Chaise
Daniel Hopfer, Andrea Mantegna - Battle of Hippocamps
Daniel Hopfer, Andrea Mantegna - Battle of Hippocamps
Albrect Dürer - Joachim's Offering Rejected by the High Priest
Albrect Dürer - Joachim's Offering Rejected by the High Priest
Albrect Altdorfer - St. Christopher
Albrect Altdorfer - St. Christopher
Albrect Dürer - Knight, Death, and the Devil
Albrect Dürer - Knight, Death, and the Devil
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Warshaw House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Warshaw House
Kem Weber - Market Center Prototype for Union Oil
Kem Weber - Market Center Prototype for Union Oil
Hans Burgkmair - The Master Falconer
Hans Burgkmair - The Master Falconer
Ernst Barlach - Urian Riding from Goethe
 
Ernst Barlach - Urian Riding from Goethe

Welcome
to the
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies!

The philosopher Franz Rosenzweig once wrote that as many languages one speaks, as many times one is a human being.

Our mission is to teach German and Slavic languages, and to research and teach the literatures and cultures of the peoples living in these languages. We offer classes that address the highly complex histories and cultures of German speaking and Slavic countries. While our classes are steeped in the histories of these different literatures and cultures, our faculty believes that studying the past has an impact on the present, and that studying the diversity of literatures helps our students understand the present in its complexity and with the many challenges of a globalized world.

About a decade ago, the Report of the Presidential Humanities Commission of the University of California noted that the humanities “can help all members of the university community, but especially students, learn how to negotiate our culturally diverse contemporary world in ways that are both knowledgeable and sensitive.”

It is such knowledge and such sensitivity that the acquisition of other languages and the study of their multi-faceted literatures develop and foster in depth; in ways that deeply impact the learner’s and researcher’s life.

We invite you to join us in our endeavor and passion!

Willkommen!

Добро Пожаловать!

Elisabeth Weber, Chair

 

Career Opportunities

Open Position: Assistant Professor in History and Theory of Digital Humanities (German)

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies is seeking a candidate for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position whose work connects European history and theory with the computer-based knowledge and technological cultures of today, both in teaching and research.
For more information, please visit
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/analyst/recruitments/JPF01633/details

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Assistant Professor in History and Theory of Digital Humanities (German)

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies is seeking a candidate for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position whose work connects European history and theory with the computer- based knowledge and technological cultures of today, both in teaching and research. Candidates should ideally be able to contribute to the department's strengths in the history of science and technology, media studies, literature, critical theory, philosophy, and art history, by providing a historical and philosophical perspective on the growing field of Digital Humanities.
The candidate should have a strong humanist background and expertise in computer science, digital humanities, media art, interface design, creative coding, or project-experience in commensurable fields, and would add both a critical and explorative perspective on social, political, and cultural framings and effects of these technologies. The candidate would participate in a number of already existing and further evolving initiatives in the Digital Humanities at UC Santa Barbara.

Applicants are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in German and/or Comparative Literature, German and/or European Philosophy or Media Studies, Media Arts, Computer Science, or a commensurable field, except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. Shortlisted candidates may be asked for available parts of the dissertation; the dissertation is expected to be completed at time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in German and English are required. Advanced knowledge in computer languages such as C++ or Python, with a possible focus on machine learning, is desirable.

The candidate should be able to contribute to existing initiatives such as the Graduate Center for Literary Research, the German track in Comparative Literature, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be submitted online via UC Recruit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01633 |
Please submit (1) cover letter, (2) statement of research (recent and planned), (3) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) curriculum vita, (5) arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted, (6) two writing samples in English or German consisting of not more than 20 pages of material each, (7) statement of contributions to diversity (optional, but strongly encouraged), and (8) two syllabi for proposed classes in the candidate's field(s). One of the writing samples can optionally also describe or refer to a candidate's digital project(s). (Digital projects, data, code, etc., should be presented by means of links in the writing sample along with specific suggestions for what evaluators should look at.)

Primary consideration will be given to complete applications received by Nov. 22 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins July 1, 2020.

Inquiries about the position may be sent to gss- germ2019Search@ucsb.edu
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence relies on faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage applicants to submit its an optional statement of contributions to diversity. The statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.