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CFA-Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship

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Posted by: Terra Foundation, Université Paris Nanterre, Université Paris-Diderot
Deadline: Mon, January 15th, 2018

Call for applications Deadline: January 15, 2018

Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship for American Art,Université Paris Nanterre and Université Paris-Diderot, 2018–20

Summary. Endowed by a generous grant of the Terra Foundation, this two- year research and teaching fellowship in Paris offers a postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to pursue his or her own work, and teach at the universities of Paris-Nanterre and Paris-Diderot for 24 months. The fellow will receive a $ 42,000 annual stipend (including travel, housing, visa, health insurance, and research costs; to be disbursed in euros). The program also includes a $ 2,000 annual fund towards the organization of scientific events.

During the two-year period (2018–20) the fellow will teach a Fall seminar in American art history and visual culture to graduate students in art history (Paris Nanterre) and American visual and cultural history (Paris Diderot). S/he will conduct personal research in conjunction with the research teams in art history and American art and visual culture of the two partner universities.

The grant will be managed through the Fondation partenariale de l’université Paris Nanterre1 and its Culture and Heritage chair2.

Description. The fellow will teach a joint Paris-Nanterre and Paris-Diderot seminar for postgraduates in the first term of each academic year (24h). The seminar will be taught in English and focus on the fellow’s area of expertise (or other topic chosen in agreement with the program organizers) in American Art. S/he will also be expected to organize a symposium jointly held by the two research universities teams in the second term of the academic year. S/he will be available to advise graduate students on topics related to their Masters-level or Ph.D.-level research projects. 

The fellow will be expected to participate closely in the scholarly and collegial life of the two research teams, HAR (Histoire des arts et des représentations, Paris-Nanterre, see below and and LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherches sur les Cultures Anglophones, Paris-Diderot, see below and, under Themes: Visual Cultures). The two research groups have complementary approaches in art history (HAR) and visual culture studies (LARCA), and share a common interest in artistic international relations as well as the history of images, their circulation and transmission, and intermediality. The attached presentation gives an overview of the kind of research projects presently covered by the teams. These are given simply as indications for prospective applicants and are in no way constraining.

The fellow will be able to consult local libraries and archives, including the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) library, the largest art history library in the world. S/he will have access to the shared office of the research lab HAR at the INHA, and a shared office at Paris Diderot.

Application. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree by June, 2018, with a dissertation bearing on American art or visual culture. Applications from recent Ph.D. graduates (degree awarded since 2012) will be privileged.

Candidates will send application (incl. cover letter, curriculum vitae, diss. summary, language proficiency in French and English, research and teaching proposal (max. 4 pages), two letters of recommendation (these should be sent separately by the referees) to:

Applications are to be sent by January 15, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by February 20th to set a date for interviews in both French and English; they will be asked to provide samples of published writing and/or full dissertation text. The successful candidate must accept the fellowship by March 5, 2018. 

Posted on Mon, November 27th, 2017
Expires on Mon, January 15th, 2018

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