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Jimmy & Dee Haslam Fellowship in the Public Humanities

The Public Humanities Fellow will work part-time in the Marco Institute’s research, teaching, outreach, and educational programming for the public. The winner will receive at least a 1-course release from teaching (or the equivalent GRA research time), in exchange for which they will work 10 hours a week for Marco in the programs outlined above. (In the case of a full teaching release, the successful applicant will work up to 20 hours a week). The fellowship provides a stipend of $17,000 and is tenurable during the academic year from August 1 to July 31. The recipient will be a PhD student working in a Marco field who has completed at least two years of their degree program, with preference given to more advanced applicants.

Current and Past Recipients

2017-18

Kyrie Miranda, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (Spanish)

Information for Applicants for the 2018-2019 Fellowship

To apply, submit the following to marco@utk.edu by March 15, 2018:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A description (no more than 500 words) of your knowledge of and interest in the Marco Institute and its programs, and any skills you have that might be relevant to assisting with those programs.
  • Two letters of support, including one from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor. Letters should be addressed to Professor Jay Rubenstein, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute, and submitted electronically to marco@utk.edu.

Review of applications will be undertaken by the Marco Institute’s Awards Selection Committee, and the results will be announced in March. Final appointment is contingent upon the approval of the candidate’s home department, which will provide a ¼-time GRA or GTAship.

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