November 22, 2013

Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art: 2014–15 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Phillips Collection
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About the fellowship
The Phillips Collection, in partnership with George Washington (GW) University, offers a postdoctoral fellowship to support research and teaching on topics in American, European, or non-western art, including photography, from 1780 to the present. The fellow is expected to be in residence in Washington, DC at The Phillips Collection during the fall and spring semesters throughout the term of the fellowship from July 2014 to June 2015.

The fellow is expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course at the Center for the Study of Modern Art, present at least one public lecture at the Phillips or at GW, and participate in other programs and discussions with scholars, critics, museum staff, and students at the museum and the university.

The appointment carries a departmental affiliation with George Washington University’s Department of Fine Arts and Art History and with The Phillips Collection. The fellow receives a stipend and generous benefits package, as well as various university/museum privileges, including access to facilities, libraries of institutions, equipment, support staff, curators, and faculty.

Selection committee
A panel of GW faculty and Phillips staff, including curators, review the applications. The award recipient is notified within two months following the application deadline.

The fellowship is open to untenured scholars who have received their PhDs within the past five years. Applicants must have a PhD upon applying. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects focus on subjects related to the museum’s areas of collecting and reinterpret the topic via innovative methodological approaches or alternative perspectives that may cross national boundaries and art historical time periods.

The next fellowship opportunity is July 2014 through June 2015. Deadline for receipt of the application is January 15, 2014.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, a one-page research proposal, a sample syllabus for a proposed undergraduate or graduate course, and two letters of reference. All application materials must be sent electronically in one PDF document to [email protected].
The Phillips Collection and the George Washington University are Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employers.

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