The Princeton University Humanities Council invites applications for the Behrman Professorship in the Humanities to begin in AY 2021-22. The position is a three-year appointment, with three professors appointed at any one time. Applicants must be Princeton faculty of tenured rank.
The Professor will enhance the continuity of the double-credit, year-long sequence “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture” (HUM 216-219) and raise the profile of the Program in Humanistic Studies by supporting the independent research of certificate juniors and seniors. In addition to coordinating a complex course with a 12-faculty team, the Professor will design and lead activities that offer students explicit practice in bridging a diversity of fields and disciplines.
In addition to coordinating a complex course with a 12-faculty team, the Professor will design and lead activities that offer upper-level students explicit practice in bridging a diversity of fields and disciplines.
The certificate in Humanistic Studies enrolls students from all divisions and disciplines, offering three interdisciplinary sequences, colloquia and excursions, and team-taught courses in established and emerging fields, including urban, medical, environmental, and digital humanities.
Read more about the professorship here.
Current Behrman Professors
Yelena Baraz (Classics) is team teaching a HUM 470 capstone seminar—“Ancient Plots, Modern Twists”–with Jhumpa Lahiri (Creative Writing) in Spring 2020.
Coordinating the year-long Humanities Sequence this year is Denis Feeney (Classics).
Moulie Vidas (Religion) begins his three-year term in Spring 2021, teaching in HUM 216-217.
Previous Behrman Professors
Esther Schor (English) was the inaugural Behrman Professor, followed by Effie Rentzou (French and Italian) and Jeff Dolven (English).
Applications must be submitted online by November 25, 2020. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Kathleen Crown, Executive Director of the Council of the Humanities, email@example.com.