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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.


Fellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Programme

antonio_millo_bacino_del_mediterraneoFellowship: Andrew W. Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program
Applications open: September 2016 – Application deadline: January 2017

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Scholars must be:

  • a US citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (September 2005 or later);
  • propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project;
  • and propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Fellowship awards will not exceed $33,500.

Information: http://www.caorc.org/#!fellowships/c17cq

Job: Postdoctoral Position at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Project “Language(s) of Art History”

kunsthistorisches-institut-in-florenz-max-planck-institutJob: Postdoctoral Position at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Project “Language(s) of Art History”
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Department of Professor Alessandro Nova, invites qualified candidates to apply for one postdoctoral position.

Starting on 1 June 2016, the position is offered for two years. We are looking for outstanding candidates with passive German language skills, who are interested in the problem of how language shapes and limits intellectual discourse in art history (“Language(s) of Art History”).

Candidates are asked to address their application in German, English or Italian, in a single pdf (max. 2 MB), via e-mail to Prof. Dr. Alessandro Nova (dirnova@khi.fi.it), including the following documents:

  • detailed cv with photo
  • certificate of graduation / PhD
  • research proposal (max. 2 pages)
  • two reference letters

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2016.

More information: http://www.khi.fi.it/5376767/20160315_Postdoktorand

Fellowships: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of York

University_of_York_ShieldUniversity of York, November 1, 2015 – June 1, 2016
Application deadline: Feb 21, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Writing Competition 2016

The Department of History of Art at the University of York is delighted
to announce The Independent Research Fellowship Writing Competition for
2016. We are eager to attract talented, accomplished, and imaginative
researchers who are building a career in art history to work with us.

We invite expressions of interest and applications from researchers
wishing to apply for any postdoctoral research fellowship scheme,
including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, British
Academy, Paul Mellon, Henry Moore Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The Independent Research Writing Prize provides early career
researchers with a stimulating and supportive environment to develop a
postdoctoral fellowship application of the highest order. The
fellowship must be held in the Department of History of Art at the
University of York.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Writing Competition in conjunction
with the Department of History of Art at York offers:

– The opportunity to be part of an energetic department top ranked for
– Specialist research expertise across a wide range of fields,
including religious art, architectural history and theory, sculpture
studies, gender and sexuality, fashion and dress, adornment, and
stained glass, with experts in periods from early medieval to
contemporary. The diversity of approaches that colleagues in the
department are developing is as varied as they are. They enter into
productive dialogue within the Department through collaboration of all
kinds, ranging from major externally financed research projects to
informal exploratory workshops.
– Opportunities to develop interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or
transdisciplinary projects across the visual arts and with colleagues
in other departments with which we have strong links, such as History,
and English. We are eager to develop links with Theatre, Film & TV,
Computer Science & Electronics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Music,
Sociology, Women’s Studies and beyond.
– Experienced mentorship and the opportunity to develop skills and
experience of value in academia and beyond.
– A supportive and friendly working environment.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Writing Competition Deadlines:

– 2 Nov 2015: Writing competition opened
– 21 Feb 2016: Deadline for receipt of application forms and curriculum
vitae. Candidates are strongly advised to work in close collaboration
well before this date with members of faculty in the Department at York
to develop their application
– 22 Feb-7 Mar 2016: Shortlisting by faculty members at York
– 7 March 2016: Shortlisting decision confirmed and announced as soon
as possible thereafter
– 8-10 June 2016: Working Party at York. Successful candidates will be
invited to campus to work up their applications with leading art
– Early September 2016 on: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship deadlines

Application Process

The application process is simple.

Please complete the application form (HoA Postdoc Writing Application
Form (MS Word , 13kb)) and send it with your c.v. to Professor Helen
Hills (helen.hills@york.ac.uk). Once we have received this, Professor
Hills will put you in touch with the most appropriate and relevant
members of faculty in the department. You are strongly encouraged to
work with them on improving your final application to be submitted
before midnight 21 February 2016.

We will select the best applicants (up to a maximum of 6), who will be
invited to campus for a Working Party (intensive two-day workshops)
8-10 June to develop their applications with leading art historians.
You will be expected to submit your application to the relevant
institution. And the best application achieved as a result of that
process – judged by us – will receive an award of £1000.

We will meet travel costs up to £200 economy fare within Europe and up
to £400 from beyond Europe. Accommodation for two nights, working lunch
and dinner will be provided at York for the Working Party.

Research Fellowship: Cultural and Intellectual History (London, The Warburg Institute, 2015)

Research Fellowship
Two- or Three Year Research Fellowship in Cultural and Intellectual History (from October 2015), London, The Warburg Institute
Deadline: 28 NovemberWarburg 2014

The Warburg Institute: The Warburg Institute is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the classical tradition – in the sense of those elements in European thought, art and institutions that have evolved out of the cultures of the ancient world. Its Library and Photographic Collection are designed and arranged to encourage research into the processes by which one culture learns from another and by which different fields of thought and art act on each other. They are particularly concerned with continuities between the ancient Mediterranean civilizations and the cultural and intellectual history of post-classical Europe, especially in the period to c. 1800.

The Institute is offering a long-term Frances A. Yates Fellowship of two or three years tenable from October 2015.

Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellowship: Dame Frances Yates, who died in 1981, generously bequeathed her residuary estate to found research Fellowships in her name at the Institute. Fellows’ interests may lie in any aspect of cultural and intellectual history but, other things being equal, preference will be given to those whose work is concerned with those areas of the medieval and Renaissance encyclopaedia of knowledge to which Dame Frances herself made such distinguished contributions.

Eligibility: The Fellowship is generally intended for scholars in the early stages of their careers. Candidates may be pre- or postdoctoral but must have completed at least one year’s research on their doctoral dissertation by the time they submit their application for a Fellowship and, if postdoctoral, must normally have been awarded their doctorate within the preceding five years, i.e. after 1 October 2009. If their doctorate was awarded before this date, they should explain the reasons for any interruption in their academic career in a covering letter.

General ConditionsThose employed as Professor, Lecturer or equivalent in a university or learned institution may normally hold an award only if they are taking unpaid leave for the whole of the period. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another Fellowship or award.

The Fellow will be expected to participate in the life of the Institute and to put his/her knowledge at the disposal of the Institute by presenting his/her work in a seminar and by advising the Library and Photographic Collection. The Fellow may teach elsewhere during tenure of the Fellowship only with the express permission of the Director. The Fellow will be required to present a brief written report at the conclusion of the appointment. A Fellowship may be terminated if the Appointing Committee is not satisfied that the conditions of the award are being met. All publications containing results of work done with the aid of a Fellowship shall include adequate acknowledgement of the fact.

Value of the Fellowship: The starting salary of the Fellowship is expected to be £ 28,408 p.a. including London Allowance. Payment will be made monthly in arrears and is liable to deductions for tax and National Insurance.

The person appointed will be deemed automatically to be a member of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS) and will have contributions deducted accordingly. Once full information on the Scheme has been received, he/she may elect in writing to withdraw from the Scheme.

Tenure: The Fellowship is tenable at the Institute. The Fellow will normally be expected to be at the Institute full-time during the academic terms (which does not exclude the use of other libraries and archives) and to live within commutable distance of the Institute.

Selection: Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted in late January to invite them to send samples of their written work. Shortlisted candidates will then be informed whether they will be invited for an interview, which will be held in March 2015.

Applications: There is no application form. Applications should be made by email to Warburg(at)sas.ac.uk and should include the following information:

1. Completed cover sheet (download cover sheet by clicking here).

2. A curriculum vitae giving full details of name, date of birth, address (including e-mail address) and present occupation, school and university education, degrees, teaching and research experience, publications

3. An outline of proposed research (of not more than two pages) and title of your research project

4. The names and addresses of not more than three persons who have agreed to write, without further invitation, to the Acting Director, Dr Raphaële Mouren, in support of the application. These letters of reference should reach the Acting Director by Friday, 28 November 2014. They must be signed by the referee and sent separately by the referee direct to the Acting Director of the Institute. References may be scanned and sent by e-mail to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk or forwarded in hard copy by post. It is the responsibility of candidates to ask their referees to submit references by 28 November 2014.

5. If you wish to add any additional comments you may enclose a covering letter.

6. Please note that all application documents must be sent as a single PDF or Word document. Please name your application document as follows: Surname_LTFellowshipApplication, e.g. Smith_LTFellowshipApplication. Please send by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk by Friday, 28 November 2014.

7. Application documents (including the CV and research proposal) must be provided in English. We prefer references in English but if necessary will accept references in French, Italian, Spanish or German.

8. Applicants are asked to complete the Equal Opportunities form, which can be downloaded by clicking here.  Please send this as a separate file named Surname_EqualOppForm to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

Candidates should NOT submit publications or written work with their application. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted in late January and will be invited to send material at that stage.

Closing date: Applications must arrive at the Institute no later than Friday, 28 November 2014. They must be sent by email to warburg(at)sas.ac.uk.

Source: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/fellowships/long-term/

Fellowships: Morgan Museum & Library (New York, 2015-16)

1. Drawing Institute Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2015-16
2. Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
3. Drawing Institute Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
New York, 2015-16
Deadline: 10 November 2014


1. Drawing Institute Morgan-Menil Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute and the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, will award one postdoctoral fellowship of four to six months to support research projects on some aspect of the history, theory, interpretation, or cultural meaning of drawing throughout the history of art. Preference will be given to projects that would benefit from the resources of the Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil Collection.

The Morgan-Menil Fellow is expected to spend part of the fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum and another part at the Menil Collection. The Fellow will make an informal presentation on her/his research during the time of the fellowship at both institutions.

For further information, and to apply, see:

2. Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute will award one nine-month, Postdoctoral Fellowship to a scholar in the first decade of their career following the completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree. The Postdoctoral Fellowship supports work on an independent research project relating to some aspect of the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to spend the majority of her/his fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and assist in the organization and implementation of Drawing Institute programs during their tenure.

The Fellow will present progress reports on his/her research after the first four months and again at the conclusion of the fellowship.

For further information, and to apply, see:

3. Drawing Institute Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship 2015-16
The Drawing Institute will award one Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship to an advanced-level graduate student who has completed all course work and exams and is currently engaged in carrying out research leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the history of art, some component of which pertains to the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of old master and/or modern drawings.

The Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellow is expected to spend the majority of her/his fellowship period in residence at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Fellow is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Morgan and assist in the organization and implementation of Drawing Institute programs during their tenure.

The Fellow will present a progress report on his/her research at the conclusion of the fellowship.

For further information, and to apply, see:

Fellowships: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 2015-16)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, 1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016
Deadline: 7 November 2014

MET_-_The_Great_Hall_-_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art,_New_York,_NY,_USA_-_2012Art History Fellowships are offered for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals interested in furthering their scholarly research within one of the Museum’s curatorial departments. Working with supervisors and departmental staff, fellows are able to utilize the Museum’s collections as a way to expand their own research and dialogue about art in their field. Throughout their time at the Museum fellows may contribute to departmental projects that complement their research. They will also share their research at the  spring fellows’ colloquia in which they give a brief presentation on their work in progress. All fellowships must take place between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016. The stipend amount for one year is $42,000 for senior fellows and $32,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel. Health care benefits are included.

For further information, and to apply, see: