history endowment first for College of Arts & Sciences
Department has received funds from the Frank D. and Marie K.
Gorham Charitable Foundation and New Mexico Senate Bill 14 (SB
14) to create and support the Gorham Endowed Faculty Lectureship
in Ancient History, the only such endowment in the UNM College
of Arts and Sciences.
grant will allow the department to attract a top-notch candidate
to the vacancy by offering funds for travel, research and professional
development, said History Deparment Chair Jane Slaughter.
history isnt one of our areas of strength, but it is important
and in high demand. By offering the endowment, we believe it
will be an inducement that will enhance the pool of candidates,
is the first position weve gotten endowed, qualified for
SB 14 funding. It is important that we get more of these because
they help us to be competitive in hiring and retaining faculty.
We are pleased to be able to put this emphasis on ancient history,
an area important in undergraduate and general education,
said Reed Dasenbrock, College of Arts and Sciences dean.
said the search for the ancient history position will take place
in 2004 with a goal to hire in 2005.