UC Junior Faculty Lecture Circuit 2019-20, Call for Nominations

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Call for Nominations from Chairs & Directors: UC Junior Faculty Lecture Circuit 2019-20

due Monday, November 18, by 5:00pm

The UC Davis Humanities Institute is seeking nominations, per design of the program, from Chairs & Directors for a UCHRI-sponsored, junior faculty member exchange of lectures with UCLA. This exchange program allows northern and southern UC campuses to exchange junior faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to give a formal presentation on their research at another UC campus.


UCD department Chairs in the humanities or humanistic social sciences may nominate one of their faculty members who has been hired at the Assistant-Professor level in the last three years (appointment after 30 June 2016). Interested faculty members should consult with their Chairs about nominations. Since UCHRI is funding the circuit, it (unfortunately) does not include faculty in the fine arts. One participant from UCD will be chosen to visit UCLA. The exchange will take place in early spring quarter 2020 and will be arranged by the DHI.

The exchange presents a professional development opportunity for junior faculty who may not (yet) be seasoned presenters and allows participants to receive feedback and tips on presentation style and content. The program offers junior faculty members the occasion to network and meet new colleagues at other UC campuses and allows their work to circulate and be exposed to new audiences and potential collaborators. At the same time, the exchange provides more cross-pollination of research interests as it builds a stronger, more connected network of new, energetic junior faculty across the UC system.


Selection depends upon whether UCLA has a suitable nominee in the same or similar department/field. Additional criteria include:

  • the quality of the proposed topic; and
  • intersection with the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Chairs & Directors, please submit the faculty member’s name and title of the proposed talk via email to DHI Faculty Director Jaimey Fisher (jrfisher@ucdavis.edu). The DHI will accept nominations until Monday, November 18, 5:00pm.


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