Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian or Islamic Art

The Art and Art History Department at Wheaton College is pleased to announce a two-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The fellow will pursue research and teach undergraduate courses, from introductory to seminar-level, in any area within Asian or Islamic art, architecture, or visual culture. We especially welcome candidates engaged in cross-cultural approaches. The fellowship begins in the Fall of 2013. Salary is $50,000 with full benefits; $3500 for travel/research. Teaching load is 1/2 in the first year, and 2/2 in the second.

About Wheaton
Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college of 1550 students, with an 11:1 student to faculty ratio that encourages creative approaches to teaching and learning. We are located within commuting distance of Boston and Providence, whose museums and arts communities significantly enrich our teaching resources.

Wheaton College is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The Department and the College are committed to attracting promising candidates from groups presently under-represented in our community, with the goal of maintaining and enriching an intellectually diverse learning environment. The College also offers domestic partner benefits.

We seek a creative colleague with broad intellectual interests, exceptional promise, and a proven commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting.  The art history curriculum reflects our commitment to cultural diversity, and we welcome interdisciplinary connections across departments; cross-listings of the fellow’s courses with related, relevant programs, such as Asian Studies, Film and New Media Studies, or Women Studies, is therefore encouraged. The fellow will be mentored by a senior scholar in the Art and Art History Department, and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the College outside the classroom. For more information about our department, please visit our website. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2013.

To Apply
By January 11, 2013, please submit a 1) CV; 2) cover letter (addressed to Nancy Milka, Faculty Assistant, Watson Fine Arts Building, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766) detailing the significance of the candidate’s research to be developed during the fellowship period; 3) brief statement of teaching philosophy; 4) sample syllabi or descriptions for proposed courses; 5) 3 letters of recommendation, to be uploaded by recommenders. Interviews to take place at CAA Annual Conference. All application materials should be submitted online.  For questions, please contact Nancy Milka.

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