The Board of Trustees of the American Society for Aesthetics has approved sponsoring aesthetics speakers at three diversity institutes in the summer of 2017:
- (1) the Summer Program for Women in Philosophy at UC San Diego, June 28-July 8;
- (2) the 20th Annual Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy, July 10-17;
- (3) the Summer Immersion Program at Brown University, July 28.
For each of the three institutes, the ASA-sponsored speaker will attend the Institute for two days, give a 2-1/2 hour presentation (including a question and answer period), and take meals with the students. Each speaker will receive an honorarium, plus travel, lodging, and meals at the institute site.
For more information on each institute, please consult their web sites:
- Brown: http://www.sippatbrown.com/
- Rutgers: http://philosophy.rutgers.edu/events-335/summer-institute
- UCSD: http://spwp.ucsd.edu/2017-program/
Applications are now be sought for these appointments. Applicants to be the ASA speaker must be current members of the ASA. Applicants should send a current CV (or URL of a current CV) and a brief statement (no more than 750 words) of the proposed presentation in Word or PDF format. In each case, presenters will be introducing aesthetics to undergraduate philosophy majors with little or no experience with aesthetics.
Applicants should clearly indicate which program(s) for which they would like to be considered. Applicants can ask to be considered for one, two, or three of the institutes, but only one application should be submitted. ASA-sponsored speakers at previous summer institutes are eligible, although priority will be given to applicants who have not previously presented on ASA’s behalf.
Applications should be sent by e-mail no later than March 1, 2017, to the ASA Secretary-Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. A decision by ASA on finalists is expected no later than March 15 by an ad hoc committee appointed by the ASA President. The final speaker selection will be made by each respective institute director.