Faculty Director

Faculty Director

Undergraduate Humanities Forum

Call for Applications, 2022–2023
Deadline: February 21, 2022 

The Wolf Humanities Center solicits applications for the position of Faculty Director of the Undergraduate Humanities forum, the Center's undergraduate fellowship program. Applicants must be a tenured associate or full professor in the humanities at Penn. The appointment will initially be for one year, beginning July 1, 2022, but is renewable for up to three years total.

The Undergraduate Humanities Forum (UHF) is a community of undergraduate fellows who meet to discuss and present their research on the Wolf Center's annual topic, pursue various cultural activities of common interest, and occasionally meet in special receptions with the Wolf Humanities Center's distinguished speakers. Fellows are required to attend and participate in regularly scheduled meetings led by the UHF Faculty Director. During the 2022-23 academic year, the research topic is Heritage and in-person meetings will be held every two weeks on Fridays 2:00–4:00pm. Fellows are also required to participate in the Undergraduate Humanities Forum Research Conference, scheduled next academic year for Friday, March 24, 2023. Additional opportunities and outings for the group will be planned during the year in collaboration with the UHF Executive Board (comprised of three current fellows) and the Wolf staff.

Once appointed, the Undergraduate Forum Faculty Director may choose one of the following options:

  • $5,000 stipend + one course release
  • $2,000 stipend + two course releases 

Stipends can be paid as salary or added to the faculty director's research fund. Course relief is paid directly to the faculty director's department at Penn’s LPS instructor rate of $6500/course (plus EBs) and to be used solely for course replacement during the appointment year. 

It would be helpful for applicants to discuss the viability of their application with department chairs and with the director of the Wolf Humanities Center prior to applying. 

To apply, please send a letter of intent and a C.V. to Sara Varney by February 21, 2022. 


Undergraduate Fellow with Undergraduate Humanities Forum faculty director Ayako Kano

Image: 2019–20 Wolf Undergraduate Fellow Brooke Krancer (CAS 2020) with Ayako Kano, UHF Faculty Director 2018–20.