Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Program
The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas is accepting applications for a fourth round
of the Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty program. This program is open to faculty, or faculty equivalents, who
hold full-time appointments at universities, community colleges, and liberal arts/private colleges in the state of
Kansas or the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Awards will provide support for a short-term residency of
3-4 weeks at KU, either during the summer or Fall semester. Visiting faculty will receive a stipend of
$5,000 to cover travel, accommodation, and subsistence while in Lawrence.
Deadline: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:59 PM
The Hall Center for the Humanities is a Designated Research Center on the KU campus, dedicated to
supporting scholarship in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences. For decades, the Center
has hosted resident fellows, drawn from KU faculty, KU graduate students, and public scholars. In order
to engage with scholars working in the region, the Hall Center is seeking to host visiting regional faculty.
Visiting faculty will receive a $5,000 stipend, an office in the Hall Center, access to the Hall Center’s
Grant Development Office and the KU Center for Teaching Excellence, KU Library privileges, and the
opportunity to interact with KU faculty in their fields of study. In return, visiting faculty should work on a
project related to humanities scholarship, humanities teaching improvement, or a combination of both
during their time in residence and prepare to present on it at the Hall Center for a public audience
during the upcoming school year. Examples of projects are conference papers, publishable scholarly
articles, substantial course revision, or development of a new course.
Eligible applicants for the Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Program will meet all of the following
1. Be a full-time faculty member or faculty equivalent or recently retired faculty member or faculty equivalent in a humanities or
humanities-oriented social science field at a Kansas state or Kansas City metro area institution of higher education, such as a
university, community college,private college/liberal arts college. First priority will be given to faculty or faculty equivalents at
minority-serving institutions and community colleges.
2. Be able to work continuously at the Hall Center (weekdays) during a 3-4 week period during summer 2019.
3. Propose a humanities-oriented scholarly, teaching improvement, or hybrid project to be undertaken during the residency.
Complete applications will consist of the following components:
1. A CV of no more than 2 pages that lists applicant’s academic record, record of employment, courses
taught, and any major accomplishments (publications, awards, conference presentations, etc.)
2. A proposal of no more than 3 double-spaced pages addressing the following:
a. Description of proposed humanities-oriented scholarly, teaching improvement, or hybrid project;
b. Significance of this project to the applicant’s career and to the applicant’s scholarly or teaching field
c. Explanation of how specific resources at KU [library collections, faculty mentors, etc.] will assist with
the project; and
d. Timeline for completion of the project.
3. One letter of reference from a senior administrator at the applicant’s institution (can be department
chair, unit head, or dean/president) addressing the applicant’s credentials as a teacher and scholar and
the potential of the applicant’s proposed project to benefit the applicant and the applicant’s institution.
Applications may be submitted in paper or electronically. Electronic applications should be emailed
to the Hall Center’s Associate Director Sarah Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications
must be received by Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:59PM.
A panel of humanities scholars will review applications based on the following criteria:
1. Quality of the conception of the applicant’s project
2. Project’s clear relation to the humanities
3. Project’s use of Hall Center and KU resources
4. Demonstrated commitment from applicant to see project through to completion
5. Potential impact of project on applicant’s career and teaching/research field in general
Questions about this program should be addressed to Sarah Bishop, Associate Director