The Institute seeks visiting scholars to carry out projects in humanities disciplines that will deepen understanding of, and develop pedagogical approaches to, topics in the medical humanities.
Visiting Scholars will be selected on the basis of the significance of the proposed project, the strength of their proposals outlining a plan of work for the period of residency, and the likelihood that projects will enhance the Institute's teaching and research programs and contribute to the visiting scholar's future teaching and writing. We are seeking scholars with a PhD or other terminal degree in their disciplines from the full range of humanities disciplines. Graduate students are not eligible.
Visitors are expected to carry out their proposed project at the Institute and to participate in its multidisciplinary work (colloquia, symposia). Periods of residency may range from two months to nine months.
Visiting scholars will receive a stipend of $4,000 per month that may be subject to with-holdings for taxes. Health insurance, retirement, housing, child care, and travel benefits/subsidies are not available.
Visiting scholars are also provided with a office (shared with other scholars), as well as a computer, printer access, and a telephone for local calls. Scholars will also have full access to the Moody Medical Library and other resources of the University of Texas Medical Branch.