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

CFP: Fellowship Opportunity–Publishing Industry

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.

FEL: Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow for African American Art @ Birmingham Museum of Art

Title:                Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow for African American Art

Reports to:         Deputy Director & Chief Curator

Status:               Full time, two-year appointment

Job Purpose:       The Mellon Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain professional curatorial experience in a mid-size museum setting.  The Fellow is primarily responsible for collection- and exhibition-related research focusing on African American art and artists and related issues, with an emphasis on developing engaging exhibitions and publications, researching and identifying acquisitions through purchase and gift, audience development, fundraising and public relations, and additional duties as appropriate to specific projects.  The Fellow also oversees educational and social events, travel and acquisitions for the Sankofa Society, an active Museum collection support group.

MUSEUM DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art is one of the premier museums of the southeast, with a collection of more than 25,000 objects that represent a rich panorama of international cultures, past and present.  Six curators oversee the collection in the areas of European Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Decorative Art, Asian Art, Arts of Africa and the Americas, and American Art.  The Museum’s educational programs are designed around the collection and special exhibitions, and provide opportunities for all ages and levels of experience to connect with art. Visit www.artsbma.org for more information.

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COLLECTION AT THE BMA

The Museum boasts impressive holdings of African American art in a wide variety of media by artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Robert S. Duncanson, Bill Traylor, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Ernest Withers, Thornton Dial, Jack Whitten, Lorna Simpson, Kerry James Marshall, Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, Odili Donald Odita and numerous others.  In addition to this impressive foundation, there exists an avid local collector base and a concentrated commitment on the Museum’s part to further acquisitions of African American art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Birmingham Museum of Art aims to amass a world-class collection that illuminates the range of motivations, creativity and aesthetics of black artists working in all artistic media, with the eventual goal of being a center and requisite destination for anyone with an interest in viewing, studying and researching the art of 20th– and 21st-century African American artists.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in art history or related discipline, with demonstrated expertise in African American art, and strong collaborative and organizational skills. In addition, the Fellow must be a passionate and energetic person with the ability to manage, research, exhibit, and develop an important collection. S/he must have the interest and ability to share the collection with diverse audiences and to build a positive image and lasting relationships for the Birmingham Museum of Art. S/he must be an innovative thinker and a great communicator with the ability to present exhibitions of African American art  and works in the permanent collection to all internal and external Museum constituencies.

SALARY/APPLICATION PROCESS:

As a two-year, full-time commitment, the Fellow is exposed to all aspects of curatorial operations and participates in the daily activities of the Museum’s curatorial department.  The fellowship carries a yearly salary of $44,000 plus selected benefits. Additional operating resources are designated to support the research and implementation of programs and exhibitions devised by the Mellon Fellow.

Candidates should submit via email a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement specifying: 1) the applicant’s research goals; 2) how these goals relate to or will benefit the Birmingham Museum of Art and Birmingham community; 3) how resources at the BMA might be used to accomplish these goals.

The application deadline is July 19, 2013, however review of applications will be ongoing and applications received after the deadline may be considered. Position start date is September 9, 2013.

The Birmingham Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application materials should be sent to:

Jeannine O’Grody, Deputy Director & Chief Curator

jogrody@artsbma.org

 

 

FEL: The Center for Jewish History Dissertation Fellowships

The Center for Jewish History offers fellowships to doctoral
candidates to support original research using the collections at the
Center. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the
library and archival resources of more than one partner institution.
Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $15,000 for a period of one
academic year. Applicants for the fellowship must have completed all
requirements (coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the
doctoral degree except for the dissertation. It is required that each
fellow spend a minimum of 3 days/week in residence in the Lillian
Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Fellows
must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship
Seminar Program and deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research
at the Center and the collections used. The fellowship is open to
qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and
international institutions. All application material, including
letters of reference, must be received by February 4, 2013 for full
consideration.

Application Requirements:
1.  Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant
languages, and how the project relates to the general mission of the
Center for Jewish History
2.  Research proposal of no more than four pages double-spaced,
including specific reference to the collections at the
Center<http://catalog.cjh.org> and clearly stated goals for research
during the period of the fellowship
3.  A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project
4.  Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education,
publications, award/fellowships received, scholarly and/or museum
activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work
experience
5.  Official graduate school transcript
6.  Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the
candidate’s adviser, which address the significance of the candidate’s
work for his or her field, as well as the candidate’s ability to
fulfill the proposed work
7.  Letters should be sent under separate cover – or via a separate
email – to the address below. All of the other application materials
should be sent together electronically as one continuous PDF document

Applications are to be submitted to:
Judith C. Siegel
Director of Academic and Public Programs
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States of America
Email: <fellowships@cjh.org>