FEL: The Metropolitan Museum of Art annual fellowship competition is open

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications are open now for 2018–2019 Fellowships. Please visit http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships for more information

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):

  • Art History Fellowships – November 3, 2017
  • Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship – November 3, 2017
  • Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 3, 2017
  • Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowships – November 3, 2017
  • Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 3, 2017
  • Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 1, 2017
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JOB: Assistant Professor/Provost Fellow- Black Atlantic Art and Architecture @ UChicago

The Department of Art History at the University of Chicago seeks (an) art or architectural historian(s) of the Black Atlantic, specializing in any pertinent historical period and in any territory of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Iberia, and/or the more ramified Atlantic world. We are also interested in art or architectural historians working more broadly on race, (post)colonialism, and visual culture in the Atlantic world. The ability to work across fields and subfields is highly desirable, as we expect the successful candidate to collaborate with faculty within and beyond our department.

The Department of Art History values diversity. A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department of Art History and across the Humanities Division, and we therefore welcome applicants from groups historically underrepresented in academia, such as black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Successful candidates will be appointed either as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or as a Provost Fellow at the rank of Instructor with an initial two-year faculty appointment. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. Provost Fellows will teach one class/year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to help support them in their transition to Assistant Professor. Provost Fellows will ordinarily be promoted to Assistant Professor at the end of their 2-year term. Candidates for Provost Fellow appointment must have no more than two years of postdoctoral experience. All candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment, 1 July 2018.

Complete application materials include cover letter (including discussion of research and teaching interests), CV, two scholarly writing samples, names and contact information for three professional references, and a statement describing the applicant’s prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service. Applicants should send all materials in electronic format (MS Word or PDF) to Caroline Altekruse at caltekruse@uchicago.edu with subject heading “Black Atlantic Art and Architecture Search.” In addition, applicants must upload the CV and cover letter to the Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/ya6e3sek. No applications received after 20 September 2017 will be accepted. University positions are contingent upon budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

FEL: Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry @ Washington University, St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis announces the eighteenth year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in hand by June 30, 2018, and, no earlier than June 30, 2013) for a position as Fellow. In September 2018, the newly selected Fellows will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellows will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary beginning at $54,150 per year. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. During the two years of their tenure, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to reviewers in other fields), a brief proposal for an interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are. Applicants should arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation, also via Interfolio. Further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at http://mii.wustl.edu/. Please email us at mii@wustl.edu with additional questions.

Submit materials to Interfolio at the following link by December 4, 2017: apply.interfolio.com/42295 (Portal opens September 1, 2017.)

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

FEL: Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow-Prints, Drawings, and Photographs @ RISD Museum

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is pleased to announce a fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding junior scholar who wishes to pursue a curatorial career. The Mellon Fellow will be fully integrated into the Museum’s Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. The Fellow will have access to the museum collections and research libraries in the region and will enjoy all the professional privileges of the museum’s staff. The Fellow will be expected to participate in strengthening the Museum’s engagement with the academic curricula at Brown University and RISD.

Core Activities
• Work with the two department curators to foster collaboration with faculty at RISD, Brown University, and area colleges to encourage greater use of the collection in classes and individual study.
• Supervise the department’s active study room and act as the primary liaison between the department and faculty teaching from the collections, including making regular presentations to classes.
• Become familiar with the collection’s 28,000 works on paper and undertake research in area of expertise, leading to an exhibition to be presented in the third year, preferably in collaboration with a faculty member from Brown and/or RISD. Assist with departmental exhibitions as assigned.
• Conduct research to accurately catalogue new acquisitions, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students, and the public on collection matters.
• Give presentations to docents, the general public, and other museum constituents on the collection and exhibitions.
• Travel with the department’s curators to explore potential acquisitions and to attend scholarly conferences and relevant exhibitions.
• Oversee use of and access to the departmental storage area and ensure the special care, security, and proper handling of collections.
• Train and direct student employees and interns as needed.
• Assist with additional departmental activities as assigned.

The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship is a full-time, limited term (3-year) benefited position. Travel and research funds are available. The appointment will begin as soon as possible. Applicants who complete their applications by January 9, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Ph.D or ABD in Art History or related field required. The Fellow should have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the history of prints, drawings, or photographs. Strong commitment to object-based teaching. Ability to handle original works of art with care. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to be a team player in an active office environment.

Museum and/or teaching experience. Knowledge of a second language is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

To learn more about the RISD Museum visit http://risdmuseum.org/. To apply visit https://careers.risd.edu/postings/1411

ISCP Dedalus Foundation Artist Residency: Call for Applications

Deadline Oct. 15, 2016

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Mellon University Press Diversity Press Fellowship

Post-Doc in African Diaspora Studies Research–Apply Now

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) Postdoctoral Fellowships at The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC).

As part of the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, the Graduate Center, CUNY, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the field of Africana Studies.  The appointments will be for the academic year 2016-2017, effective August 25, 2016, and will be renewable for a second year.  We are particularly interested in candidates from the fields of English, Sociology, Anthropology, and Urban Education, though applications from any field within the humanities and humanistic social sciences will be considered.  Successful candidates will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) and to the Ph.D. program of their own discipline.

The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees from Anthropology to Urban Education, and fostering globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC provides academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Graduate Center is also integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Through its extensive public programs, The Graduate Center hosts a wide range of events – lectures, conferences, book discussions, art exhibits, concerts, and dance and theater that enrich and inform.

IRADAC was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community.  The institute’s mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of the African Diaspora.

Candidates who have received their Ph.D. in 2013 at the earliest, or who have deposited their dissertation by July 1, 2016 are eligible.

The positions will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2016.
Salary: $64,956/a plus benefits.
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.  EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

How to Apply:

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of scholarly interests, and a sample publication or dissertation chapter. Candidates should also indicate courses that they may teach.  Please upload all documents as one document.

Three (3) letters of reference are also required and are due at the time the application is submitted. Letters of reference should be sent by the referee directly to zdempster@gc.cuny.edu.
Please apply using the link below:
https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=14475&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Click on “Apply Now” which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply.

OR

2. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 14475.

Lowe Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Fine Arts @ PAFA

The Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Fine Arts (Lowe Curatorial Fellowship) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia, PA offers the opportunity for a highly qualified candidate with outstanding credentials to gain professional curatorial experience at a nationally renowned museum of American Art affiliated with a degree-granting fine arts art school.  One of the main goals of the Fellowship is to enhance diversity by focusing recruitment efforts on under-represented groups in America  in the curatorial profession.

The Lowe Curatorial Fellowship will be a full-time, two-year term position offering a highly mentored and structured curatorial experience at PAFA. The Lowe Curatorial Fellowship will be designed to provide a professional bridge to a major institutional museum career and encourage diversity within the museum field.  The Fellowship provides growth and development for outstanding candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups, and provides a professional bridge to museum careers, encouraging diversity within the museum field.  The start date will be determined based on the successful applicant’s schedule.

Applications will be accepted immediately and will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified.

https://www.pafa.org/current-openings/winston-carolyn-lowe-curatorial-fellowship-diversity-fine-arts-pennsylvania-academy

FEL: Alfred Appel Jr Curatorial Fellowship @ Delaware Museum of Art

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to offer an annual Curatorial Fellowship. This two-month Fellowship is intended for graduate students working towards a Museum career. This Fellowship honors Alfred Appel, Jr., a leading scholar of American Studies and a collector of modern prints and photographs.

The focus of the Fellowship changes each year based on institutional need. The Fellowship requires two months of full-time work, or the equivalent in part-time hours. The timing of the Fellowship is flexible and can be carried out full-time or part-time, based on applicant and institutional commitments, and must be served between April 2015 and February 2016.

In 2015–2016 the Appel Curatorial Fellow will research and plan an exhibition drawn from the University Museums’ African American art collection at the University of Delaware, inclusive of the Paul R. Jones Collection. Jones was a major collector of 20th-century art who amassed a premiere collection of African American art. His donation of works—diverse in media, subject, style, and technique—to the University of Delaware serves as the foundation for a growing collection of African American art. The collection includes works by such noted artists as Charles White, Herman “Kofi” Bailey, David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett, Earl Hooks, Leo Twiggs, Stanley White, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, P.H. Polk and Selma Burke. The Fellow will plan a focused exhibition from this remarkable collection.

The Appel Curatorial Fellow will work closely with Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator of American Art, to plan an exhibition scheduled for the summer of 2016.

The focus of the 2016–2017 Fellowship will be announced in the fall of 2015.

Receiving the Fellowship:
A stipend of $3,500 is available for the Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended for those who are currently enrolled in an art history graduate program and are planning a museum career. While the project may require off-site research, the fellow is expected to work on site regularly during the period of the Fellowship.

Important Dates:
The deadline to apply for the 2015 Fellowship is March 1, 2015. Notification of the successful applicant will be announced by April 1, 2015. The chosen candidate will then be asked to provide a date for assuming the Fellowship by May 1, 2015. The Fellowship must be carried out between April 30, 2015 and February 10, 2016.

To Apply:
Applications for the 2015 Appel Fellowship, including a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation as an MS Word or PDF attachment may be emailed to Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator of American Art at hcoyle@delart.org

FEL: Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow @ Museum of Art, RISD

Be a part of the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. The Museum acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of art and design representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Distinguished by its relationship to Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the general public through exhibitions, programs, and publications.

As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package.

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is pleased to announce a fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding junior scholar who wishes to pursue a curatorial career. The Mellon Fellow will be fully integrated into the Museum’s Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. The Fellow will have access to the museum collections and research libraries in the region and will enjoy all the professional privileges of the museum’s staff. The Fellow will be expected to participate in strengthening the Museum’s engagement with the academic curricula at Brown University and RISD.

Core Activities
Become familiar with the collection’s 24,000 works on paper and undertake research in area of expertise. Supervise the Museum’s active study room for prints, drawings, and photographs. Assist with departmental exhibitions, catalogue new acquisitions, give regular presentations to classes and gallery talks, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students and the public on matters concerning the collection. Work with the two department curators to help develop collaboration with faculty at RISD and Brown University to encourage greater use of the collection in classes and individual study. In collaboration with a faculty member from Brown and/or RISD, propose an exhibition to be presented in the third year. Travel with the department’s curators to explore potential acquisitions, and to attend scholarly conferences and relevant exhibitions. Assist with management of day to day departmental activities as assigned.

Eligibility
Ph.D. (or ABD) or equivalent in Art History or closely related field, with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the history of the graphic arts. Strong communication skills and museum or teaching experience are essential. Knowledge of a European language is highly desirable.

Terms
The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow is a three-year fellowship. The Fellow receives an annual salary plus benefits and travel and research funds. The appointment will begin in January 2015.

Application and Deadline
For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit http://www.risd.edu/jobs. Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by September 1, 2014 will be assured full consideration. A complete application will consist of:

  • A letter of interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement describing the applicant’s area of research and potential relationship to the museum’s collections
  • A copy of a published paper or a writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation, including the names and contact information for references

For more information about RISD and to APPLY ONLINE, please visit our website at http://www.risd.edu/jobs. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.