The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies evolved out of the very successful interdisciplinary program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In December of 2003, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) issued a highly competitive Challenge Grant to aid the newly created Marco Institute in its upward trajectory to national recognition and excellence. The fundraising program was completed in the summer of 2008, and has provided a $3 million endowment for the Institute to help ensure Marco's place as the center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in the Southeast.
The Haslam Fellowship is open to untenured scholars in any field of medieval or Renaissance studies whose work falls in the period 300-1700 C.E. The Institute hopes to attract a scholar of outstanding potential with an innovative research plan, who will participate fully in the intellectual life of the Marco community throughout the academic year.
During the course of the year, the Fellow will teach one upper division undergraduate class and one graduate seminar in his or her field of expertise. Seminars will preferably use primary source materials. The Fellow may teach both courses in a single semester if her or his research plan warrants that arrangement, and will be eligible to apply for travel funding through the Institute. Salary is $40,000 and includes full benefits. The fellowship will be held from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012 and is renewable for one year. Applications, including curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan (2 single-spaced pages), and two letters of reference, should be sent to Prof. Heather Hirschfeld, Riggsby Director, Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Dunford Hall, sixth floor, 915 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-4065.
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