Honors College Requests Proposals for Terrence Murray Professorship
Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) is opening a request for proposals for the Terrence Murray Professorship. Funded by an endowment created by Terrence Murray, the professorship offers members of the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst the opportunity to enhance the honors experience. The professorship will be awarded for a two or three-year term beginning in the fall of 2023.
CHC is looking for a new Murray Professor who will work with department faculty from across the university to foster excellent disciplinary and multidisciplinary honors strategies that will help departments improve innovative research and creative practices that are inclusive, diverse and support students throughout their thesis endeavors. Such practices can include the development of research literacy workshops, technical writing assistance, and mentoring/coaching honors students with the goal of improving the excellence of the final written honors thesis, which can be a research manuscript or creative portfolio.