2017-18 Rice Seminar | Lynette S. Autrey Visiting Faculty

The Humanities Research Center hosts yearlong residential fellowships at Rice University for outstanding visiting faculty. The program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research as well as facilitate new research communities at Rice.

The Rice Seminars are designed to promote humanistic research, broadly understood. They bring together a select group of Rice faculty members, visiting faculty, and Rice graduate students to study a common theme from several disciplinary perspectives. Funding is also available to bring in outside speakers to present public talks, provide feedback, meet with the seminar participants, participate in a year-end conference, and otherwise engage with seminar participants and the broader Rice University community. The most visible goal of the seminars is a scholarly publication to which all participants will contribute. Equally important but less visible is the creation of international and interdisciplinary scholarly communities that will outlive the seminars themselves. The topic of the Rice Seminars changes each year.

For a description of the 2017-18 Rice Seminar, Forgery and the Ancient: Art, Agency, Authorship, please click on this link.

The position is for August 15, 2017 through May 15, 2018. Visiting faculty receive a stipend of $60,000, benefits eligibility, and allowances for research and relocation to Houston. Primary obligations include active participation in all aspects of the seminar, developing or continuing individual or collaborative research projects, and giving a presentation to colleagues at Rice. Visiting faculty can also design and teach (or co-teach) a one semester-long course, the topic of which will be determined in consultation with the HRC and/or appropriate department.


Applicants must hold the terminal degree in their field, which can be from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline. A tenured or tenure-track position in higher education is required.

Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Scholars who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply.

Application Materials:

  • Cover Letter, outlining applicant’s interest in the topic of the seminar

  • Two page CV

  • Research Statement (i.e., a 200 word abstract of the research project)

  • Research Proposal (i.e., a 1000 word description of the research project)

  • Three letters of recommendation

In order to apply, please click on this link.

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)


Monday, December 5, 2016