The University of New Hampshire’s Center for the Humanities seeks a distinguished visiting scholar to help reinvigorate the spirit and purpose of the James H. and Claire Short Hayes Professor of the Humanities Chair, a generously endowed faculty chair meant to concentrate on New Hampshire’s history, culture, and government and to be a focal point within the University for research and teaching.
To this end, the visiting scholar position will have two objectives: 1) to conduct compelling, publicly engaged humanities research in New Hampshire and 2) to convene workshops, communal conversations, and other occasions with UNH faculty to help build capacity for future Hayes Chair applications. Salary support, research funds, and programming funds will be provided to the visiting scholar. The terms of the visiting residency can be designed collaboratively with the scholar and the Center for the Humanities, where the Hayes Chair is housed, but would need to include a meaningful amount of time engaging with the university community on site at the UNH Durham campus.
We seek scholars who can bring expertise, energy, and passion to collaborative work and who can encourage UNH faculty to think ambitiously about their own research and public applications for that research. Scholars from the humanities, broadly conceived, including interdisciplinary scholars, are welcome to apply.
The Center is well-known for its commitment to public humanities and has established resources and community connections across the state over many years that could be leveraged and expanded on by the visiting scholar. Existing strength areas include, but are not limited to, African diaspora history and presence in New Hampshire, Indigenous New Hampshire, BIPOC monumentality, climate change and sustainability, and medical humanities. An emerging area of interest for the Center is humanities of repair, which can be advanced across a dynamic range of research topics. We especially encourage applications from scholars who can demonstrate engagement with that concept in their research and teaching.
Preferred start date is Fall Semester of 2023, but this may be negotiable. Visiting Scholar may hold the position for up to two years.
To apply, clink on link: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/54018