Old Dominion Research Professors


This program is designed to provide additional research time for Princeton faculty members and to enhance the humanities community more broadly. Read more about the program and see a list of current and past Old Dominion Professors.

Eligibility and Application

Tenured faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to apply by submitting a curriculum vitae and project proposal (3-4 pages), along with a copy of the leave request submitted to their department and the Dean of the Faculty.  Projects may involve ongoing scholarship or new, exploratory work. Previous Old Dominion Professors are not eligible for reappointment.  Appointments are made for a single academic year and may not be spread across two academic years.

Selection and Criteria

The Executive Committee of the Humanities Council evaluates proposals and makes recommendations to the Chair of the Council and the Dean of the Faculty.  In making its recommendations, the Committee is mindful not only of the intrinsic merits of the projects but also of the potential convergence among various proposals, the opportunities for intellectual exchange among Old Dominion Professors, and the candidate’s potential for sustaining cross-disciplinary discussion on campus during the professorship year.

Questions may be addressed to Kathleen Crown, Executive Director.

Application Form

Application deadline for AY 2025-26 Professorship is February 28, 2025

If you have questions regarding submitting this application, please contact Jeannine Matt Pitarresi, Program Manager (  


Behrman Professors in the Humanities


Behrman Professors are faculty of tenured rank who are appointed for a three-year term to teach in the Program in Humanistic Studies, in recognition of which the Humanities Council will provide a semester’s leave at the end of the three years. 

Read more about the program and the current Behrman Professors.

Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Kathleen Crown, Executive Director.


Humanities faculty of tenured rank are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Applications should comprise:

  • a statement of interest, including specific ideas for student programs in the third year of the professorship (research-related workshops and at least one excursion)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of courses taught
  • teaching evaluations

For the application to be complete, a brief email from the chair of the home department, confirming that the department can release the faculty member on the terms of the professorship, should be sent separately to Kathleen Crown.

Application Form

Currently, there is no call for Behrman Professorships.

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