The Stuart Z. Katz Professorship in the Humanities & the Arts, 2020-2021
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) a letter of recommendation from the candidates’s department chair;
2) the candidates’s current curriculum vitae documenting a career of distinguished classroom teaching and scholarship (limited to 15 pages);
3) an example of the candidates’s recent published scholarship (limit to one book or two articles) or creative activity;
4) 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 (items 2, 3, and 4) for the 2020-2021 Stuart Z. Katz Professorship can be submitted electronically at https://form.jotform.com/91975936894178. Candidates may submit books or portfolios of creative activity, as appropriate, directly to the Office of the Dean.
The Chair's letter of recommendation should be submitted through this portal: https://form.jotform.com/91976148351162
Applications 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.
Submit application materials HERE.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5:00 pm APRIL 7, 2020.
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