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Hayes Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Humanities

University System of New Hampshire
United States, New Hampshire, Durham
105 Main Street (Show on map)
September 24, 2023
Position Details

Operating Title Hayes Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Humanities
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Campus Location Durham
Department UNH COLA Center for the Humanities
Summary of Position
The University of New Hampshire's Center for the Humanities seeks a distinguished visiting scholar to help reinvigorate the spirit and purpose of the James H. and Claire Short Hayes Professor of the Humanities Chair, a generously endowed faculty chair meant to concentrate on New Hampshire's history, culture, and government and to be a focal point within the University for research and teaching.
To this end, the visiting scholar position will have two objectives: 1) to conduct compelling, publicly engaged humanities research in New Hampshire and 2) to convene workshops, communal conversations, and other occasions with UNH faculty to help build capacity for future Hayes Chair applications. Salary support, research funds, and programming funds will be provided to the visiting scholar. The terms of the visiting residency can be designed collaboratively with the scholar and the Center for the Humanities, where the Hayes Chair is housed, but would need to include a meaningful amount of time engaging with the university community on site at the UNH Durham campus.
We seek scholars who can bring expertise, energy, and passion to collaborative work and who can encourage UNH faculty to think ambitiously about their own research and public applications for that research. Scholars from the humanities, broadly conceived, including interdisciplinary scholars, are welcome to apply.
The Center is well-known for its commitment to public humanities and has established resources and community connections across the state over many years that could be leveraged and expanded on by the visiting scholar. Existing strength areas include, but are not limited to, African diaspora history and presence in New Hampshire, Indigenous New Hampshire, BIPOC monumentality, climate change and sustainability, and medical humanities. An emerging area of interest for the Center is a humanities of repair, which can be advanced across a dynamic range of research topics. We especially encourage applications from scholars who can demonstrate engagement with that concept in their research and teaching.
Preferred start date is Fall Semester of 2023, but this may be negotiable. Visiting Scholar may hold the position for up to two years.
Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.
Posting Number PF0750FY23
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
PhD in relevant humanities field and record of distinguished scholarship at associate or full professor level. Record of engaged collaborative work. Evidence of potential for research on New Hampshire's history, culture, government.
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Posting Date 03/08/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Fellowship
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EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:
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