Nancy and Robert J. Carney Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History
- Rice University
- Texas, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Mar 23, 2023
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
- Employment Level
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The department of Art History at Rice University invites scholars working on the art, architecture, and/or visual/material culture of Africa and/or the Indigenous Americas to apply for a one-year Nancy and Robert J. Carney Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History, with the possibility for a second-year renewal. Scholars working within transcultural frameworks and across time periods are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those whose work might intersect with that being done in interdisciplinary programs and centers at Rice, including (but not limited to) those in Medical Humanities, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Environmental Studies, African and African American Studies, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, and the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.
The successful candidate’s primary responsibility during their time at Rice will be to make substantial progress on their own research and writing projects and to engage with the university’s diverse intellectual community. The Fellow will be paired with a faculty mentor and be expected to present work-in-progress to occasional campus audiences. In addition, the Fellow will teach one course each semester related to their ongoing research and may take part in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The department of Art History at Rice offers programs of study leading to both the BA and PhD degrees, and has close working relations with nearby museums including the Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
This is a full-time, residential fellowship starting July 1, 2023. The Fellow will receive a salary of $70,000 and a stipend of $3,000 to be used for research and/or relocation to Houston, as well as standard benefits.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Art History or a related field by July 1, 2023, the start of the fellowship. The eligibility window for applicants is within seven (7) years of conferral of PhD.
To apply, please submit:
- a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and goals for the fellowship term;
- a Curriculum Vitae;
- a statement of no more than 1,000 words describing the research and writing to be pursued during the fellowship term and Rice resources that might support this work;
- names and contact information for three recommenders;
- a writing sample of no more than thirty pages.
Deadline: April 25, 2023
Rice University is a highly selective private research university located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city. Rice is located in the heart of Houston’s museum district, where nearby museums offer world-class collections and ample opportunities for collaboration. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. It consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. Rice is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels, and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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