The University of Virginia Department of Art and the Lindner Center for Art History hope to provide a departmental home to a Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow with an expertise in the Americas. We conceive of the Americas broadly and would welcome research and teaching that brings a critical perspective to what constitutes “America” and its relationship to Black and Indigenous communities and cultures. Applicants whose research focuses on specific locales and those whose work spans geographic regions, networks, and communities are equally welcome. We are open to diverse research questions, historical periods, and methods, though we especially welcome scholars whose work explores how Black, Afro-Atlantic, Latin American, Latinx or Indigenous artists and their critics have come to challenge and expand the field of art history and/or explored the bounds and potentialities of artistic media, including film, performance, and new media. We invite applications from candidates who received, or will receive, their Ph.D. in the history of art or a related field between August 24, 2020 and August 24, 2023. This twelve-month fellowship is offered under the auspices of the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which recruits postdoctoral scholars who have the potential to assume tenure-track faculty positions at UVa following their fellowship.
The Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow will join a faculty of fifteen Art Historians and fourteen Studio Artists who are committed to undergraduate education. In addition, the Fellow will contribute to the PhD Program in Art and Architectural History, which includes an additional five faculty from the Architecture School. The UVA Department of Art also encourages collaboration with curatorial teams at the Fralin Museum of Art and The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.
The Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences are funded by a University-wide Race, Place and Equity grant from the Mellon Foundation and UVA matching funds to advance research, creative practice, and teaching related to race, justice, and equity. With the aim of building professional research networks and community, Fellows are encouraged to engage and interact with one (or more) of UVa’s many research centers and networks while in residence at the University. Please contact Douglas Fordham, Chair of the Department of Art, with questions: df2pvirginia.edu
Application deadline: January 15, 2023
Applicants can apply here: https://applycentral.virginia.edu/apply/?sr=%20d70fe4b8-4126-49a2-af11-a9488582c8b8
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