The Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Presidential Residence Program
The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) of the University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for the newly established Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Presidential Residence program that will welcome leading scholars and professionals from around the world, with expertise in a wide range of subjects aligned with the focus and scope of the CHC’s vast repository of materials and resources on Cuba and the global Cuban diaspora. Each Distinguished Presidential Fellow will be in residence at the CHC for a twelve-month period, overlapping with the university’s academic year. The first fellow will begin no earlier than June 1st and no later than August 15th, 2022. The Fellow’s main charge will be to conduct in-depth research on a project of scholarly or artistic merit based on a particular area or areas of the collection. The Fellow will also be responsible for developing programming that engages with the university and the greater public, including but not limited to delivering public lectures, organizing panel discussions, and/or performances.
Scope & Eligibility
Faculty, researchers, independent scholars, and non-academics (including visual and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, playwrights, etc.) who are recognized leaders in their respective fields will be eligible to serve as Distinguished Fellows. This program will create a global community of diverse and innovative thinkers, which will play a role in expanding the CHC’s academic programming, as well as advance its reputation as the premier destination for groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in Cuban studies.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
- The Fellow will conduct in-depth research on a project of scholarly or artistic merit based on a particular area or areas of the Collection.
- In consultation with CHC staff and faculty, the Fellow will develop programming that engages with the university community of students and faculty, as well as the greater public, including but not limited to delivering public lectures, organizing panel discussions, and/or performances.
- The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at the Cuban Heritage Collection.
The successful applicant must demonstrate excellence and exceptional capacity in their field. They must also clearly indicate how collection materials held at the CHC are relevant to the work they wish to develop while in residency.
This is a non-tenure track faculty position that offers a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a stipend for research and programming.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through November 2021. The Libraries will be flexible during this time and will conduct most or all of this search remotely. The anticipated start date for this position is no earlier than June 1st and no later than August 15th, 2022. Applications must include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae, including name and contact information of three professional references
- A 2-3 page cover letter outlining the scope of the proposed research project
- Research plan: an annotated list of Cuban Heritage Collection materials including books periodicals, archives, and manuscripts to be consulted during the residency period. The list need not be exhaustive; however, applicants are encouraged to identify all potential resources using the CHC catalog, archival collection descriptions, Digital Collections and research guides.
Materials should be combined in one .pdf file and uploaded when prompted for one’s Resume/CV (5MB max).