Bard Graduate Center Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Art and Material Culture

Bard Graduate Center in New York City invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Islamic art and material culture. BGC is a graduate research institute committed to the study of the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.

Our ideal candidate is a scholar with a broad background in Islamic art, archaeology, and cultural history. Besides pursuing his/her research, the appointee will teach one course per semester, including both general surveys of Islamic objects and their contexts and seminars on subjects related to his/her research interests. The fellow will contribute to graduate advising and mentoring and is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the institution. In consultation with the Dean, the fellow will also organize and chair the annual Trehan Symposium in Islamic Art and Material Culture. The recipient must have completed all requirements for the PhD by May 31, 2019. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019 and continue through June 30, 2021.

The fellow will receive office space at BGC, a salary of $45,000 per year, a travel and research budget of $1,500 per year, and housing is available. To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF via email to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu: a cover letter, indicating areas of special interest, curriculum vitae, and sample publication (SASE). In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to fellowships@bgc.bard.edu. All application materials must be received by January 15, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE.

Application date
15 Jan 2019
Date of residence
1 Jul 2019 to 30 Jun 2021
Duration
2 years
Country
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Art & Art History
Award granted
US$ 45.000/year + research & travel budget + housing
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