Research Professorships

Old Dominion Research Professors

Overview

This program is designed to provide additional research time for Princeton faculty members and to enhance the humanities community more broadly.

Eligibility and Application

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 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 on-going 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 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.

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

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

Application deadline is February 10, 2020 for an AY 2020-21 Professorship. Applicants will be notified of decisions in March 2020.

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Behrman Professors in the Humanities

Overview

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.

Eligibility

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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