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Call for Proposals

The College of the Holy Cross invites emerging scholars whose research and teaching broadly addresses issues of ethics, particularly as they apply to historically marginalized communities, to visit our campus for a lecture series titled “Emerging Scholars: Ethics in Practice.” The College’s mission statement places questions of social justice and mutual obligation at the center of our educational endeavor, and we seek scholars with shared commitments. 

We envision that the emerging scholars could focus on a multitude of questions centered around “Ethics in Practice.” We especially invite scholars whose work might broadly fall in one or more of the following areas of curricular interest for the College:

  • Environmental issues, including environmental racism
  • Public health concerns, including a focus on health outcomes and policies for historically marginalized communities in the USA
  • Ethics and capitalism
  • Issues of race and racial justice
  • Ethics and migration
  • Ethics and international conflicts
  • Other contemporary ethical dilemmas

Scholars will be invited to our campus in the Spring 2020 semester for individual campus visits. We envision these visits as being mutually beneficial to both the scholars and the College. Scholars will have the opportunity to explore faculty life at a selective liberal-arts college, and if interested, receive feedback that might be helpful for them as they prepare for tenure-track searches. Scholars may have the option to do a teaching demonstration via a guest lecture in a class and receive feedback on their teaching to help prepare them for tenure track searches. Scholars will receive funding for travel, accommodations, and a $500 honorarium. The College will benefit from their scholarly expertise as we envision ways to take up emerging questions of ethics in our curriculum.

This College is grateful for the support of the Creating Connections Consortium (C3), a Mellon foundation funded collaborative between selective liberal arts institutions. The College was a recipient of the C3 New Scholars Series Grant. The goal of this series is to highlight the work of emerging scholars, and particularly those who have been historically under-represented in the academy.


Must have scholarly expertise in any discipline with a focus on ethical considerations.

Preference will be given to candidates who are:

  • Either ABD, or those who received their Ph.D. within the last five years
  • Those who are NOT already in tenure-track positions, and
  • Those situated in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

Application Instructions

We are collecting materials for this speaker series via Interfolio. Please submit an updated CV and a brief outline of your proposed talk. The outline should contain the following:

  • Title of your talk
  • A brief abstract (60 words or less)
  • A list of disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas relevant to your talk
  • A short description of the talk, including the key ethical issue(s) that you intend to address.

Scholars are invited to submit materials by October 20, 2019 for full consideration. Selected scholars will be informed in mid-November, and invited to speak on campus in the Spring 2020 semester. Questions may be directed to Amit Taneja, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at