GSK Curatorial Fellowship at the North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art invites applications for the GlaxoSmithKline Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship in American Art for the 2017/18 academic year (nine months: September-May).

The GSK Fellow will be considered a professional member of the Museum’s curatorial staff with ready access to curators, conservators, and other museum departments. The Fellow’s time will be divided between general curatorial work and directed original research under the supervision of the Curator of American and Modern Art. Research will focus on the museum’s distinguished collection of American painting and sculpture (ca. 1750-ca. 1950) in preparation for the eventual publication of an online systematic catalogue. Problems of provenance, early bibliography and exhibitions, artist biography, object conservation, and contextual interpretation will be addressed.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with conservators in the NCMA’s Art Conservation Center, as well as with art historians and curators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and other area universities and colleges.

A stipend of $35,000 is offered in addition to a modest travel allowance.

The GSK Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow will be expected to work on NCMA projects for an average of 25 hours per week, with the remaining time free for other scholarly pursuits.

As this is a temporary position, we are unable to provide benefits.


Preference will be given to scholars of American art who have obtained their Ph.D. within the last five years or have submitted their doctoral dissertation by September 1, 2017.

In all cases, the most competitive candidates will express a strong interest in a museum career.

Application date
15 Dec 2016
9 months
America United States South East
Humanities Art & Art History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
US$ 35.000 + travel allowance