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Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Liberal Arts

University of Minnesota Morris
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 students.
We are currently scheduling for spring 2025 and fall 2025.


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.


Interested individuals should visit for more information about UMN Morris. Applicants may submit inquiries and applications to;
to apply, please provide a CV and a letter of interest (indicating requested semester)
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 employer.

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