Texas Tech University

Post Doctoral Fellowship

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University invites applications for its inaugural Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, to be held over the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholars in any Humanities field are welcome to apply, but special consideration will be given to applicants who plan to use libraries, archives, and other resources at Texas Tech and/or the Lubbock area. The selected Fellow must hold the Ph.D. by the start of the award. Applications are due via email no later than January 15, 2020.

The dates for the Fellow's term will be September 1, 2020 through May 15, 2021. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $21,000, and comes with a guaranteed 1-1 teaching assignment, with the awardee teaching one section of the Center's introductory Humanities course in both the Fall and Spring semesters. The Center will also negotiate for one more course assignment, for additional pay, with the relevant department of the Fellow's field of study, if the awardee so wishes. The fellowship also carries with it a $1000 travel budget for professional conference or research purposes.

The Fellow will be expected to:

• work in residence on the TTU Lubbock campus on a full-time basis during the award tenure;
• draft a brief written report (800-1,000 words) describing their experiences and their results, to be submitted no later than thirty days following the award period;
• prepare and deliver to the TTU community a 45-minute public talk on their research;
• include appropriate credit to the Humanities Center at Texas Tech in any presentation or publication based on research performed during the award tenure.
• attend and participate in Humanities Center events, including public talks and monthly happy hours, during the tenure of the award.

The Fellow will be provided with an office at the Humanities Center and full library privileges, including access to online databases and interlibrary loan services. Housing is not included, but the Humanities Center can assist with finding it if requested. Upon request, the TTU Humanities Center will help arrange for appropriate visa documents for foreign nationals. A visiting Fellow would be granted the status of "Foreign Exchange Visitor" (J-visa). A spouse and minor children may travel on the same visa as the scholar. The Humanities Center encourages foreign scholars to apply for the J-1 visa as per the standard procedures for visiting research scholars visiting the United States. We do not encourage scholars to apply for B or H visas.

To apply, please send the following in a single PDF file attachment:

• An abstract of no more than 80 words describing your project.
• A narrative of no more than 750 words describing your project, and how, specifically, you propose to our resources if selected for the Fellowship.
• A C.V. of no more than 3 pages with an emphasis on work showing your suitability for undertaking the project you propose.
• The names and contact information of three people whom we may contact for recommendations. Brief descriptions of their work/discipline and relationship to the candidate would be appreciated.

Send your application to humanitiescenter@ttu.edu by January 15, 2020. In the subject line, please include your last name and "Humanities Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship." The recipient will be informed by April 1, 2020.