JOB Mar 16, 2023

Henry John Drewal Fellowship (PostDoc), University of Wisconsin, Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, Aug 21, 2023–May 19, 2024

Tania Kolarik

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Art History Department seeks applicants for the Henry John Drewal Fellowship in the art history of Africa, the African diaspora, or the Indigenous Americas. The department is open to any time period, field of inquiry within these disciplines, and methodological approach.

This is a one-year teaching fellowship open to individuals who will have been awarded a Ph.D. in Art History by August 21, 2023. Applicants who have not yet been awarded the degree but will have degree in hand by August 21, 2023, must submit a letter from their department chair confirming that the degree is expected by the start date of the fellowship. The period of the fellowship is August 21, 2023, through May 19, 2024.

The fellowship is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Henry John Drewal, whose engagement with African art, the art of the African diaspora, and global Indigeneity was lifelong. As such, the fellowship will emphasize research in these areas at the level of 50% commitment.

In addition, Henry John Drewal fellows will have a 50% academic year teaching commitment that
requires teaching three courses during the academic year (1/2), preferably at the introductory and/or intermediate level. This limited course load is intended to offer support for the fellow’s further professional development.

Consideration of applications will begin on March 31, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Submit letter of interest, CV, writing sample, and the names of three (3) references to Department Administrator Peggy Hacker at

Salary: This is a fixed-term position with a one-year period of evaluation required. The fellowship appointment comes with a minimum salary of $70,000 academic (9 months) and includes $3,000 in available research funding. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as health insurance, holidays, and paid time off. Benefits information can be found at

Percent Time: 100%
Start Date: August 21st, 2023
Contact Name: Peggy Hacker
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (608) 263–2341

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