Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Program

The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas is accepting applications for a third round of the Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty program. This program is open to faculty 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 semester or the summer. Visiting faculty will receive a stipend of $5,000 to cover travel, accommodation, and subsistence while in Lawrence.

For decades, the Center has hosted resident fellows, drawn from KU faculty, KU graduate students, and public scholars. In order to engage more extensively 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 their work at the Hall Center for a public audience during the upcoming school year. Eligible projects include but are not limited to conference papers, publishable scholarly articles, substantial course revision, development of a new course, and digital projects.

DEADLINE: Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 11:59PM

Eligible applicants for the Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Program will meet all of the following criteria:
1. Be a full-time faculty member or faculty member emeritus 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.
2. Be able to work continuously at the Hall Center (weekdays) during a 3-4 week period during summer or fall of 2020.
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 in general
    c. Explanation of how specific resources at KU [library collections, faculty mentors, etc.] will assist with the project
    d. Timeline for completion of the project

Applications may be submitted in paper or electronically. Electronic applications should be emailed to the Hall Center’s Associate Director Sarah Bishop at All applications must be received by Monday, April 6th, 2020 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

Applicants should direct all questions about the Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Program to Hall Center Director Richard Godbeer ( or to Associate Director Sarah Bishop (

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