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Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art, Washington University in St. Louis

photoJob: Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Art, Washington University in St. Louis
Start date: July 1, 2017
Deadline:  December 2, 2016

The Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum seek a specialist in Islamic Art for a joint teaching-curatorial two-year position beginning July 1, 2017 (start date could be moved slightly later). The fellow will spend two semesters at Washington University in the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2019, teaching two courses in each of those semesters. The fellow will spend the twelve-month period of 2018 working full-time at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) as an A. W. Mellon Fellow, where they will conduct research, and give docent and gallery talks in their area of expertise. It is thus envisioned that the candidate will spend a year in total at each institution over the two-year period. Courses at Washington University, a leading research institution, will be offered to a combination of beginning and advanced undergraduates, and perhaps graduate students, in art history and related fields.

If the successful fellow is a specialist in Islamic Art, she or he will teach an introductory-level course that will broadly address the field of Islamic Art; other classes may focus on traditions of miniature painting, the sacred arts of Islam, or the visual arts of Persia (Safavid) and/or India (Mughal). A course on modern or contemporary art in the Islamic world may be considered. At SLAM, a fellow in Islamic art may catalogue and interpret a collection of 50 works on paper and related objects, primarily from Persia and India in the Safavid and Mughal periods. Scholarly expertise in these areas is highly desired, but other areas will be considered. The fellow will curate the current gallery spaces for Islamic art, work with conservation staff on the collection, and research possible acquisitions.

How to apply: The applicant should have no more than three years of postdoctoral teaching or curatorial experience in the field at the start of the appointment. Annual salary will be $50,000 a year, plus moving expenses, benefits, and generous research and travel funds. To apply, please go to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for job posting #34616. Required materials which may be uploaded to the website include a letter of interest, current c.v., and a writing sample. The required three confidential letters of recommendation and any writing samples too large to be uploaded should be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Childs, Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, CB 1189, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 or emailed to artarch@wustl.edu. Review of applications begins December 2, 2016. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype; some may be scheduled at CAA in Washington, D.C. Finalists will be brought to St Louis.

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Funding Opportunity: Getty Residential Grants (September 25, 2017 – June 29, 2018), deadline October 3, 2016

getty_logo_ogFunding Opportunity: Getty Residential Grants, Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 2017 – June 29, 2018
Application deadline: October 3, 2016

The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for
the 2017–2018 academic year.

The Getty Research Institute theme, ICONOCLASM AND VANDALISM, explores
iconoclasm not only as a form of destruction or a means of repression,
but also as a vehicle for creative expression and protest. Iconoclasm
is transformative, creating entirely new objects or meanings through
alterations to existing artworks. Charged with symbolism, these remains
testify to a history of reception, offering clues about the life and
afterlife of an object. To a certain extent, all radical changes in
cultural production can be described as iconoclastic.

Applicants are encouraged to adopt a broad approach to the theme by
addressing topics such as religious and political iconoclasm,
protection of cultural heritage, use of spolia, damnatio memoriae,
street art, graffiti, performance art, or activism.

The Getty Villa theme, THE CLASSICAL WORLD IN CONTEXT: PERSIA,
investigates the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic
relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to
AD 651. Reaching from the borders of Greece to India, the Persian
Empire was viewed by the Greeks as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival
and often as an existential threat. The rise of the Roman Empire as a
world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite
the common trade that flowed through their territories.

The 2017/2018 scholar year is the first of two terms that will be
devoted to this theme. Priority will be given to research projects that
are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range
of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

How to Apply: Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines are
available online at: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/apply
For more information about each theme please visit:
http://www.getty.edu/research/scholars/years/future.html
Please address inquiries via email to: researchgrants@getty.edu