Call for Applications: The Marlin K. Jensen Mormon Studies Scholar and Artist in Residence Program

By January 4, 2017

mkjThe Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah is proud to offer its annual fellowship in the name of Marlin K. Jensen.  Our Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence Program hosts prominent scholars with expertise in Mormon Studies or renowned artists who explore the relationship between faith and art in their work.

Marlin Keith Jensen was a general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), serving as the official Church Historian and Recorder from 2005 to 2012. During his tenure, Jensen built bridges between the Mormon Church and the academy and worked to give the Church’s History Department international range, make its holdings more accessible to researchers, and publish primary materials.  Jensen was made an emeritus general authority in 2012.

The fellowship is flexible in terms of time commitment and tasks.  Applicants are asked to submit a clear plan for their time as fellow, up to a semester in length, which broadens our campus and community’s understanding of Mormonism, its people, and institutions.  Academic as well as independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

Possible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching a class for University of Utah students or life-long learners
  • Organizing a research interest group with faculty and students
  • Offering public lectures, panels, or performances
  • A combination of any of the above

The fellowship offers an honorarium of up to $50,000. The exact amount of the honorarium will be determined by the Director of the Tanner Humanities Center and will be dependent upon the applicant’s time commitment and plan of activities.  The successful candidate will have an office in the Tanner Humanities Center and be part of the Center’s fellow community. There are no additional benefits regarding medical insurance, housing, or transportation attached to the fellowship

Applicants are asked to submit:

  1. A CV
  2. A three-page description of planned activities as fellow

In addition, please arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to support your application

The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 6, 2017.  Send electronically to:

Bob Goldberg, Tanner Center Director and Professor of History, University of Utah, at bob.goldberg@utah.edu

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