Texas Tech University

Faculty Fellows CFP

Call for Applications:
Spring 2021 Humanities Center Faculty Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2020

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech is calling for applications from Texas Tech tenure-line faculty in the humanities for its Spring 2021 Faculty Fellowships competition. The Center will award two fellowships for Spring 2021, one to an untenured faculty member and another to a tenured faculty member. These awards will "buy out" the awardees' teaching assignments to facilitate work on some major project in the humanities. The winning fellows will be expected to make a 40-minute presentation about their work to the Humanities Center community during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Applicants should be engaged in a major research-based project which contributes significantly to ongoing theoretical and/or philosophical conversations in contemporary humanities scholarship. Prospective fellows should be able to articulate how their work innovates their field (or several fields) through the interventions it proposes. While awardees will be released from teaching duties for the Spring 2021 semester, they should expect to fulfill any ongoing administrative commitments to the university and participate in the Humanities Center community through their presence at Center-sponsored events.

To apply, faculty members should submit a unified pdf document that includes:
• a 750-1000 word narrative detailing the applicant's project and contextualizing its contribution to current humanities scholarship;
• a brief CV of 2-3 pages;
• a supporting letter from the applicant's department chair endorsing the release from teaching and specifying the cost of replacement required from the Humanities Center for Spring 2021.

Applications should be emailed to humanitiescenter@ttu.edu with the subject line format FacultyLastName/Spring 2021 Fellowship Application by January 15, 2020.