Research Professorships

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.


Faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are full professors and who have been at the University for a minimum of five years are invited to apply. Previous Old Dominion Professors are not eligible for reappointment. Appointments are made for a single academic year and may not be spread across two years.

Read more about the program and the current Old Dominion Professors.

Questions may be addressed to Eric Gregory, Chair, or Kathleen Crown.

Application deadline was February 4, 2019 for an AY 2019-20 Professorship. Applicants will be notified of decisions in March 2019.


Behrman Professors in the Humanities


Behrman Professors are faculty of tenured rank who are appointed for a three-year term to teach in the Humanistic Studies Program (the Humanities Sequence and a a team-taught capstone seminar), 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.


Humanities faculty of tenured rank are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Applications should comprise:

  • a statement of interest;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • teaching evaluations;
  • a list of courses taught; and
  • a brief letter from the chair of the home department confirming that the department can release the faculty member on the terms of the professorship.

Behrman professorships are not offered every year. If a round is conducted in the coming year an announcement regarding the deadline will be distributed.

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