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Visiting Artist & Scholar Program

Program Details

Applications are sought from nationally and internationally recognized scholars who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record in the Arts and Humanities. A terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.), teaching experience, and a growing record of scholarship are required.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the university-level. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the program’s mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.

The artist’s or scholar’s residency will take the form of collaborative work with faculty and students which may include formal undergraduate or graduate teaching of seminars or workshops embedded in other current course offerings, and or public lectures.

Visiting artists and scholars are expected to be in residence full-time for the duration of their proposed project minimum of seven to eight weeks, between January and May 2023. Visiting scholars are not expected to participate in departmental governance or attend departmental meetings.

To apply, please complete the online application process and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae including a list of 3 Professional References
  • Research Statement/Sample of work
  • Proposal of the activities to be engaged in

Please direct questions regarding the search and application to Jess Boersma, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Student Success and Applied Learning, Chair of CAS Visiting Artist & Scholar search committee.

Evaluation of proposals will consider the degree to which the proposed artist’s or scholar’s application demonstrates a contribution to the mission of the housing academic unit and the College, and/or student engagement in research, scholarship or creative activity.

The CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program Committee will review and select the top candidates in conjunction with the mission of the program and the program needs of the housing academic unit.

$15,000 in stipend, or possible housing accommodations with lesser stipend as well as a faculty office or studio on the main campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. No benefits or work visa are attached to this offer.

Carly Kocurek
Spring 2019
Department of History

Paolo Gualdi
Spring 2019
Department of Music

Nathaniel Ober
Spring 2019
Department of Art and Art History

Philippe Soudant
Fall 2019
Department of Biology and Marine Biology

Stacey L. Kirby
Spring 2020
Department of Art and Art History

Luis A. Hückstädt
Spring 2021
Department of Biology and Marine Biology

Kaia Shivers
Fall 2021
Department of Anthropology
Africana Studies Program

Benjamin Naman
Fall 2021
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kristofer Ray
Spring 2022
Department of History