Academic and Professional Development

2020 – 2024

Member of the “Young Academy” (Junge Akademie) of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz)

http://www.adwmainz.de/mitglieder/profil/dr-jens-temmen.html

Since 12/2019

Associated Postdoctoral Researcher, Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz;

Temmen

08/2019

Successfully defended PhD thesis (summa cum laude) in American studies at the University of Potsdam

10/2016 – 09/2019

Doctoral Fellow, Graduate College “Minor Cosmopolitanisms” (DFG funded), University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

7/2016 – 8/2016

Visiting scholar; Center for Biographical Research. University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, HI, USA, July – August 2016.

04/2013 – 09/2016

Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), American Literature and Culture, Department of English and American Studies, University of Potsdam, Germany

08/2012 – 04/2013

Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) American Studies division, Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

2008 – 2012

Non-teaching staff (nicht-wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Office for Public Relations and Press, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Responsibilities included:

  • Project manager, Deutschlandstipendium (“Scholarship of the Federal Republic of Germany”)
  • Organizing team “KinderUni“ (Kid’s University) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (10x per year)
  • Organizing team “Jobmesse“ of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (annually)
  • Organizing team of the “Wissenschaftsmarkt” (Science Fair) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (annually)
  • Organizing team, Federal Excellence Initiative inspection at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2012
  • Script and concept for public relations video “American Studies in Mainz”; joint project of the American Studies Division and the Office for Press and Public Relations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; Link to video
  • Organizing team and coordination of the Kids‘ University lecture with Federal President Christian Wulff, “Demokratie (er)leben!“ (Experiencing and Living Democracy!), Office for Press and Public Relations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2011
  • Organizing team “Spiegel Gespräch“ mit Bundespräsident Horst Köhler, „Wie politisch ist das Amt des Bundespräsidenten?“ (Spiegel lectures with Federal President Horst Köhler), Press and Public Relations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2008

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