Mellon Visiting "Global South" Professorships 2017, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford


June 26, 2017

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We are looking for applications from University of Oxford humanities academics to host a visiting ‘Global South’ Professorship during 2017 or 2018. 

Each Professorship is worth £20,000. These visiting professorships cover travel, accommodation and hosting while the visiting speakers carry out a series of public events, student/graduate seminars and drop-in discussions, also including, if they wish, filming and live web-streaming.

We aim to appoint up to two Visiting Professorships, per year (2017-18), in both cases from the Global South, broadly defined, and from across humanities subjects. We welcome suggestions for appointees from academics from all the Humanities Faculties at Oxford and are interested in world-leading individuals who both study and represent diversity, and who also have practical experience in promoting diversity in his/her university and country.

The Mellon ‘Global South’ Visiting Professorships and Fellowships will run May-June, or October-November, that is to say, in term. We will welcome participation from Visitors in our TORCH networks and programmes, including ‘Women in the Humanities’, ‘Medical Humanities’, and ‘Race and Resistance’. We will seek applications specifically from institutions in the Global South, including from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Philippines, Mauritius, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and across Southern Africa and the Caribbean.

The Mellon Global South Professorships together with the Mellon Global South Visiting Fellowships will be crucial in the work of providing role models and embedding expectations on diversity and inclusivity in the wider University. The two schemes build on and reinforce existing links between Oxford (including TORCH), Mellon, and Universities in the countries named above; awardees will be work directly with TORCH Networks and Programmes, as well as the teaching environment of the relevant Faculty.

Applications should include a 4 page max CV for the proposed individual and a research outline explaining their contribution to your Faculty (teaching and research) in no more than 1000 words.

Deadline 26 June 2017.

Applications should be emailed to

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