The University of Minnesota Morris invites inquiries from
outstanding faculty scholars and researchers for its Distinguished
Visiting Professorship in the Liberal Arts. As a founding member of
the national Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), the
University of Minnesota Morris desires, through this opportunity,
to advance the national conversation on the importance of the
liberal arts (“those areas of study [Latin artes] befitting free
citizens [Latin liberales]”) in public undergraduate colleges.
The professorship bears the title of Distinguished Visiting
Professor in the Liberal Arts and is offered annually to an
established, internationally recognized faculty member in one of
the liberal arts disciplines. Prior Distinguished Visiting
Professors include Gloria Ladson-Billings, pathbreaking author in
the field of culturally relevant pedagogy; Peter Agre, Nobel
Laureate in chemistry and leading global health researcher; Gary
Nabhan, ethnobiologist and internationally celebrated nature writer
and agrarian activist; and Heid Erdrich, National Poetry Series
award-winning poet, curator, filmmaker, and writer.
The professorship includes a stipend, reimbursement for travel, and
housing near the campus. The visiting professor is ideally expected
to spend one semester in residence on the University of Minnesota
Morris campus, during which time the visiting professor
participates in teaching and delivers at least two public lectures.
Other obligations while in residence can be negotiated and may
consist of classroom visits, offering a course or workshops,
participation in scheduled colloquia, and mentoring faculty and
We are currently scheduling for spring 2025 and fall 2025.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MORRIS
Morris is an undergraduate-focused residential liberal arts
community that provides a
rigorous academic experience preparing its students to be global
citizens who value and
pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural
competence, and environmental
stewardship. The student body of approximately 1,300 is supported
by 120 faculty members. Over forty percent of UMN Morris students
are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin.
UMN Morris is the only four-year federally recognized Native
American Serving Non-Tribal Institution in the upper midwest.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals should visit morris.umn.edu for more
information about UMN Morris. Applicants may submit inquiries and
applications to email@example.com;
to apply, please provide a CV and a letter of interest (indicating
addressed to Peh Ng, acting vice chancellor for academic affairs
and dean, by November 30, 2023.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and