Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures
Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dirk Uffelmann

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dirk Uffelmann

YearDescription
1969born in Kassel
1979-1988Secondary School education at the Gymnasium Neckargemünd
1990-1997Universities of Tübingen, Vienna, Warsaw, and Constance
Studies of Russian, Polish, Czech and German literature
1991-1999Grant by the German National Academic Foundation
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

05/1997

University of Constance
Master of Arts in Slavic Studies
11/1997-07/1999University of Bremen
Research Assistant at the faculty "Cultural History of Eastern and Central Europe" (Prof. Klaus Städtke)
04/1999University of Constance
PhD degree (supervisors: Prof. Igor P. Smirnov, Prof. Klaus Städtke)
08/1999-02/2002University of Erfurt
Assistant Professor, Chair for Religious Studies (Orthodox Christianity, Prof. Vasilios N. Makrides)
1999-2000 University of Erfurt
Member of the Planning Commission (Gründungssenat)
2001University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
Offer of an Associate Professorship (C2) in Translation Studies (Polish) (declined)
03/2002-07/2005University of Bremen
Assistant Professor at the faculty "Cultural History of Eastern and Central Europe" (Prof. Wolfgang S. Kissel)
04/2005University of Bremen
Postdoctoral lecture qualification/Habilitation (advisors: Prof. Christoph Auffarth; Prof. Wolfgang S. Kissel; Prof. Holt Meyer)
08/2005-02/2006University of Bremen
Academic Manager of the Institute for East and Central European Studies (
Seminar für Ost- und Mitteleuropäische Studien)
10/2005-02/2006University of Passau
Visiting Professor for East-Central European Studies
03/2006-08/2006United Kingdom
Lecturer in Russian,
University of Edinburgh
10/2006-06/2009University of Passau
Associate Professor for East-Central European Studies (W2)
2006-2012University of Passau
Confidential Person of the German National Academic Foundation (
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
08/2007-09/2007Norway
Senior Research Fellow,
University of Bergen
since 2008Co-editor of Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie
2008Ruhr University Bochum
Offer of a Full Professorship in Slavic Studies (Literary Studies) (declined)
2009University of Potsdam
Offer of a Full Professorship in West Slavic Literatures and Cultures (declined)
05/2009-06/2009Norway
Senior Research Fellow,
University of Bergen
since 07/2009University of Passau
Full Professor and Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures (W3)
09/2011USA
Visiting Professor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (MI)
2011-2014University of Passau
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
01/2012-03/2012United Kingdom
Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge
since 12/2013 University of Munich
Senior Fellow, Graduate School for East and South East European Studies (until 01/2014; since 04/2014 Research Fellow)
09/2014USA
Visiting Professor, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma (WA)
2015DFG
Nomination for the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation
2017-todayGerman Slavists' Association
Vice President
2018-19

University of Passau
Director of the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies (GSICS), 2018–present

2018Justus Liebig University Giessen
Offer of a Full Professorship in Slavic Literatures; offer accepted
01-02/2019Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin
Guest Researcher

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