Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Opening: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Anthropology and Textiles

Bard Graduate Center/ American Museum of Natural History Post-doctoral Fellowship in Anthropology and Textiles The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship jointly appointed at the Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division and the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History.

The Fellow’s project should focus on textiles and preference will be given to candidates with an interest in archaeological textiles of South America. PhD in Anthropology or related fields required. The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. The Fellow will teach one graduate course each year and will mount an innovative small exhibition, ideally drawing on the collections of the AMNH, in the BGC Focus Gallery. A major purpose of the BGC-AMNH Fellowship is to promote mutual scholarly interest and interaction among fellows, BGC faculty and students and the AMNH academic community. Candidates will be judged primarily on their research abilities, experience, and on the merits and scope of the proposed research. The Fellow will have office space and be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of both institutions. Salary is $35,000 per year. Housing is available, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence. For additional information about the BGC, see

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication (SASE), and a list of three references, and should be sent by 15 December 2011 to Dean Elena Pinto Simon/Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.

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