College of Arts & Sciences

Visiting Artist and Scholar Program

The College of Arts and Sciences established the Visiting Artist and Scholar Program to engage the campus and regional communities in a variety of perspectives and creative experiences by bringing world-class artists and scholars to UNCW each semester. The program is supported in part by the Beane Wright Foundation through UNCW Board of Trustees member Agnes R. Beane.

The visiting faculty members represent different specialties, each embodying interdisciplinary collaboration and applied learning, which are key strategic goals of UNCW and CAS. CAS intends to invite at least one visiting artist/scholar per semester, with the disciplines rotating among arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

  • Applications are sought from nationally and internationally recognized scholars who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record.
  • A terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.), teaching experience and a growing record of scholarship are required.
  • The equivalent of one semester’s teaching, campus and community outreach, and/or creative activities is expected. May take the form of formal teaching, one-month seminars or workshops, seven-week or full-term classes, faculty or student workshops, lectures/workshops embedded in other current course offerings, or public lectures.
  • $15,000 in stipend and a faculty office or studio on UNCW’s main campus.

Fall 2019

Application Deadline

Priority will be given to applicants received by midnight on March 1. Review of applicants will take place until the position has been filled.

  • Purpose

    Through this Visiting Artist and Scholar Program, The College of Arts and Sciences at UNCW seeks to engage our campus and regional community in a variety of perspectives and creative experiences through course work, workshops, and/or public lectures. We wish to enhance our existing course offerings, faculty expertise and approaches to disciplines, and enhance our academic and life experience of our campus. We encourage applicants to review our College’s website, its programs and event programs.

    Fall 2019 Focus will be on the Natural and Social Sciences. Related UNCW academic units are: Anthropology, Biology and Marine Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Environmental Sciences, International Studies, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Physical Oceanography, Pre-Engineering, Public and International Affairs, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology, World Languages and Cultures.

  • Eligibility

    Applications are sought from nationally and internationally recognized scholars who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record in the Natural and Social Sciences. A terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.), teaching experience and a growing record of scholarship are required. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the university-level. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the program’s mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.

  • Expectations

    The equivalent of one semester’s teaching, campus and community outreach, and/or creative activities. May take the form of formal teaching (lower-division or seminars, undergraduate or graduate levels), 1-month seminars or workshops, seven-week or full-term classes, faculty or student workshops, lectures/workshops embedded in other current course offerings, public lectures. Visiting artists and scholars are expected to be in residence full-time for the duration of their proposed program. Visiting artists and scholars are not expected to participate in departmental governance or attend departmental meetings.

  • Application

    For information, contact the chair of the Visiting Artist and Scholar Program Committee, Associate Dean Michelle Scatton-Tessier, scattonm@uncw.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by midnight on Friday, March 1, 2019.

    Applications should be sent to Ms. Toni Whiteman, whitemant@uncw.edu, with the following in attachment or by link:

    1. Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae including a list of 3 Professional References
    3. Research Statement
    4. Sample of work
  • Selection Criteria

    Evaluation of proposals will consider the degree to which the proposed artist’s or scholar’s application demonstrates a contribution to the mission of the housing academic unit and the College, and/or student engagement in research/scholarship/creative activity.

  • Selection Process

    The CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program Committee will review and select the top candidates in conjunction with the mission of the program and the program needs of the housing academic unit.

  • Compensation

    $15,000 in stipend, or possible housing accommodations with lesser stipend as well as a faculty office or studio on the main campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. No benefits or work visa are attached to this offer.