Stuart Z. Katz Professorship in Humanities & the Arts

The Stuart Z. Katz Professorship in the Humanities & the Arts, 2024-2025



Established in 2017 by a generous gift from Mr. Stuart Z. Katz, the endowment supports one outstanding professorial faculty member in the Division of Humanities & the Arts for an academic year. The professorship provides up to two months of summer salary plus $10,000 to support research and creative activity.

Candidates must hold terminal degrees in their respective disciplines, be tenured professorial faculty with at least six years of service in their disciplines, and have served at least five years as a CCNY faculty member.

Applications must include the following:

1) the candidate's current curriculum vitae documenting a career of distinguished  classroom teaching and scholarship (limited to 15 pages);

 2) an example of the candidate's recent published scholarship (limit to one book or two articles) or creative activity;

3) a brief statement (500 words) by the candidate describing his/her current teaching and creative activity or research agenda.  Please explain the current stage of your research or creative project and how the Stuart Z. Katz Professorship would assist you in its completion.

Applications for the 2024-2025 Stuart Z. Katz Professorship can be submitted electronically at  Portal will be activated early in the Spring 2024 semester.  Candidates may submit books or portfolios of creative activity, as appropriate, directly to the Office of the Dean.

ttps://… for the Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities & the Arts will be reviewed by an appointed committee of senior faculty members. The dean will make the final selection based on the recommendation of this committee. The selection committee and the dean evaluate all candidates with a view to rewarding exceptional professional achievement, especially in the areas of scholarship or creative activity and teaching.  The committee and the dean will consider the innovativeness and the value of the candidate's project, as well as how the award will help to advance that project.

In the fall semester of the recipient’s year as Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities & the Arts, he or she will deliver a plenary lecture on a subject addressing his or her research and creative activity, with a focus on project(s) undertaken during the academic year of appointment.

The recipient must be available on October 24, 2024 to deliver the plenary lecture.

Submit application materials HERE.




Stuart Z. Katz Professors

in the Humanities & the Arts

2017 - 2018   -   Professor Michael Holober, Department of Music

2018 - 2019  -  Professor Anna Indych-López, Department of Art

2019 - 2020  -  Professor Andrea Weiss, Department of Media & Communications Arts

2020 - 2021  -   Professor Emily Raboteau, Department of English

2021 - 2022  -   Professor Mikhal Dekel, Department of English

2022 - 2023  -   Professor Andreas Killen, Department of History

2023 - 2024  -   Professor Araceli Tinajero, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures






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