University of Memphis, Benjamin L Hooks Institute of Social Change
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Tennessee, United States|
Visiting Scholar, June 2013 to June 2014
Organization: Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152; (901) 678-3974; www.memphis.edu/benhooks
Posting: October 5, 2012
Application Deadline: January 31, 2013
Overview of Visiting Scholar’s Position
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change is seeking applications for a Visiting Scholar. Persons seeking this position must be engaged in an area of research that furthers the Hooks Institute’s mission of teaching, studying, and promoting civil rights and social change. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, research on issues relating to the long history of the American Civil Rights Movement, and exploration of the how the Movement has evolved to influence contemporary human and civil rights issues today. Completed projects may include, but are not limited to, publications, scripts, documentaries or other media Because Memphis is part of the Delta and the greater Mid-South, both Memphis and the University of Memphis are critical destinations for the study of the Civil Rights Movement, especially as it unfolded in the south. By supporting creative, innovative, and sound research on the Civil Rights Movement, the Hooks Institute seeks to increase scholarship on topics that shaped the Movement and continue to shape social justice issues today. For a description of past Visiting Scholars at the Hooks Institute, please visit our website, www.memphis.edu/benhooks.
Persons submitting applications for this position must have received funding from a foundation or other source that will pay the expenses for the Visiting Scholar’s research. The Hooks Institute will not offer a salary, research award, or stipend for this position. However, the Hooks Institute will provide an office, computer, other office equipment, other Institute resources (as determined by the Institute’s Director), and access to the University of Memphis libraries.
Persons seeking residence as a Visiting Scholar for six months or greater, up to June 30, 2013, may apply for this position.
Individuals applying for this position should submit the following for consideration:
- A Resume or Curriculum Vitae No more than a 5 page document describing the following:
- The research to be undertaken.
- A description of how the research adds to or creates a different dimension to existing scholarship;
- The expected outcome of the research, i.e., a book, script, etc.;
- The timeframe for completing the project;
- The name of the foundation or other sponsor providing financial support for the Visiting Scholar’s work. The Program Officer administering the grant or other funds awarded for research (name, address, telephone number, e-mail, and fax) must be provided. By providing this information, the applicant consents to the Hooks Institute contacting the Program Officer (or other designated person) for information about the award; and
- The proposed starting and end date for the Visiting Scholar’s
- Three (3) reference letters from faculty advisors or, where appropriate, others intimately familiar with the person’s qualifications.
- Applications should be addressed to Daphene R. McFerren, Director, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Applications may be mailed by first-class mail, or e-mailed to Ardella Jeffries, Hooks Administrative Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applicant selected for the Visiting Scholar Position will be selected by a committee composed of members of the Hooks Institute Staff and University of Memphis faculty
January 31, 2013: Deadline for submission of applications.
February 15, 2013: Applicants Notified of Decision
Applications should be addressed to Daphene R. McFerren, Director, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Applications may be mailed by first-class mail, or e-mailed to Ardella Jeffries, Hooks Administrative Associate, at email@example.com.