Appel à candidature : Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, New York

The Institute of Fine Arts announces a postdoctoral fellowship supported by a grant from the A. W. Mellon Foundation. This award will  be for academic years 2012 – 2014. The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow  will be in residence at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The fellowship is held in conjunction with the IFA/Andrew  W. Mellon Foundation review of research and teaching in the fields of  art history, archaeology and conservation. This fellowship will give  the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience at a graduate level and while participating in a major international research initiative. The Fellow is expected to carry out research on a project leading to a major publication. The  fellow will participate in the meetings of the relevant working groups and will teach one graduate level course each year. In addition to these responsibilities, in the second year the Fellow is to organize a seminar, conference, or workshop stemming from their research topic.

The A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship award is USD 55,000 per year, with benefits. There is a further USD 12,000 housing allowance and USD 2000 for travel and research expenses.

Residency :
Postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in New York and to participate fully in the research activities of the IFA throughout the
fellowship period. Fellows are provided with office space and have access to the resources of the libraries of the IFA and New York
University as well as other specialized research libraries and collections in New York.

Qualifications and Selection :
Applicants for 2012 – 2014 must have received the PhD degree between October 1, 2006, and October 1, 2011. The fellowship is awarded without regard to age or nationality of applicants. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee composed of IFA Faculty.

There are no restrictions about the field of study, and applications are encouraged in fields not currently taught at the Institute of Fine Arts. Selection will be based on the merits and feasibility of the proposed research and on the academic and research excellence of the candidate. New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

Applications must be received by November 1, 2011. Candidates must submit five (5) copies of application forms, including all materials. Three letters of recommendation in support of the application are required. After a preliminary selection, finalists may be interviewed in February 2012. The fellowship award will be announced by April 30, 2012.

A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.
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Applications should be mailed to:
Andrew W. Mellon Research Activities Coordinator
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075

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