The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, at the National Gallery of Art, supports outstanding emerging scholars in the field to assist with advanced scholarly research projects and academic programs defined and supervised by the Center’s deans and residential professors.
The Center currently seeks to appoint two postdoctoral research associates. While the area of expertise is open, we are particularly interested in candidates with a specialty in African American, Latin American, LatinX, or Early Modern art, architecture, or visual culture. The research associates also support other activities of the Kress-Beinecke Professor, A. W. Mellon Professor, and Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor, such as lectures, event planning, publications, and participation in professional meetings. They may also support the Center’s Howard University Undergraduate Fellowship.
The positions are full-time salaried appointments with two-year terms, with an option of renewal for a third year. Postdoctoral Research Associates are employees of the National Gallery of Art and have full use of the National Gallery Library, research facilities, and services. As members of the Center’s scholarly community, they are expected to participate in ongoing meetings and programs at the Center. They are also encouraged to pursue their own scholarly research.
Applicants must have received a PhD in art history or related discipline between September 1, 2018 and September 1, 2022.
Preference is given to applicants who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.
Applicants should send cover letter addressed to Steven Nelson, Dean; curriculum vitae; and names of 2 references, to casvaResearch@nga.gov. The Center does not require letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins July 1, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.
Salary: $55,000 per year
Additional Salary Information: The Center also provides research associates an allowance for travel and research, paid annual and sick leave benefits, eligibility for enrollment in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, and one day per week paid telework to pursue one’s own research.