May 26, 2015

Call for applications: Research Center Junior Fellowship

Clyfford Still Museum
Unknown photographer, portrait of Clyfford Still at the New York Public Library (detail), ca. 1964. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum Archives.

The Clyfford Still Museum Research Center (CSMRC) is pleased to offer its inaugural Junior Fellowship, commencing in the fall of 2015. Supported with a weekly stipend, the Fellow will be in residence at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado. Tenure may range between 8 to 24 weeks (two to six months). The Museum is now accepting applications.

This fellowship program employs Museum resources to facilitate research across disciplines. Clyfford Still’s graduate studies at Washington State College in Pullman stimulated his deep knowledge of the humanities. The CSMRC aims to uphold the intellectual breadth—ranging from an interest in music and philosophy to literature, poetry, and history—that Clyfford Still himself maintained.

Candidates for Junior Fellow should be enrolled in MA, PhD, or post-doctoral level studies.

Fields of research:
Studies within a broad range of 20th-century humanities disciplines are sought for the Fellowship. Qualified art historians working in the areas of 20th-century modernism, abstraction, abstract expressionism, modern Canadian art, and color theory are especially encouraged to apply. Other fields, including classics, anthropology, literature, etc.—considered through the lens of the 20th-century—will be considered.

Duration and stipend:
875 USD per week / 3,500 USD per month. Fellows are responsible for their own housing. Applications should specify a specific term between 8 and 24 weeks.

Fellows agree to present one public lecture or similar relating to the Fellow’s research in-progress on a mutually agreeable date. It is also the expectation that the research will be disseminated in other ways and lead to a tangible contribution to its field.

The Fellowship offices, which include a computer and other hardware, are located within the adjacent Denver Art Museum’s administrative office building, newly opened in 2014. A part-time research assistant in the form of an MA candidate from the University of Denver will be provided.

To apply:
By June 30, 2015, qualified applicants should state their interest, research intent, duration, and other relevant information in a letter of interest not to exceed 500 words. Please submit the letter with a CV to Dr David Anfam, Director of the CSMRC at: [email protected].

CSMRC Advisory Board:
William C. Agee, Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor Emeritus of Art History, Hunter College, CUNY
Edward Dimendberg, Professor, Department of Film & Media Studies, University of California at Irvine
Stephen Mansbach, Professor, University of Maryland
James O. Naremore, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of English & Film Studies, Department of Communication and Culture, University of Indiana at Bloomington
Emily Ballew Neff, Executive Director, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
John Yau, art historian, poet, and critic, regular columnist for Hyperallergic


Call for applications: Clyfford Still Museum Research Center Junior Fellowship

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