The deadline for this program has already passed. The following announcement is for reference only.

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is pleased to invite proposals from tenure-track faculty at Brown University for a Faculty Fellows Program to support the development of courses and course components using the Haffenreffer’s collections. The Haffenreffer’s collections include objects from every area of the world, with particular strengths in historic and prehistoric North, Middle, and South America, Africa, and South Asia. The Haffenreffer’s exhibition spaces and its CultureLab, both in Manning Hall, are convenient for teaching purposes that might include class visits, student research projects, work on exhibitions, or other assignments as applicants see fit. Current users include faculty and students from Anthropology, History, the Joukowsky Institute, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies. We encourage faculty from all disciplines to consider adding a material culture component to their teaching.

The Provost and Dean of the College, in support of this initiative, have provided funds for five fellow awards for 2013-2014. Each fellow will be provided with a stipend of $2000 that may be used either for supplemental salary or research development expenses. Haffenreffer staff will be available to help identify readings, provide feedback on assignments, and introduce fellows to museum resources.

We will hold informational meetings for interested faculty at the Haffenreffer in Manning Hall on Friday, April 12, from 12-2, and on Friday, April 19 from 12-2. There, we will discuss your interests, answer questions about museum staff and collections resources, and distribute examples of courses that use collections. Please RSVP to Jennifer Stampe, Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology (Jennifer_Stampe@Brown.edu) if you plan to attend one of these two sessions. If you cannot attend either session but are interested in applying, please let her know. After fellows are selected and before the end of the term we will meet to discuss next steps.

Your two-page proposal should:

  • Indicate whether you are developing a new course or adding a museum component to an existing course;
  • Describe the course;
  • Lay out a preliminary plan for using the Haffenreffer collections;
  • Include a timeline for implementing your plan.

Please send your application and cv to William Simmons, Interim Director of the Haffenreffer and Professor of Anthropology, Box 1921, or William_Simmons@Brown.edu. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26.