The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curatorial Fellow: Chrysler Museum of Art and the Hampton University Museum
The Chrysler Museum of Art (CMA) and the Hampton University Museum (HUM) are pleased to announce a joint graduate curatorial fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, focused on modern African painting and traditional African sculpture. The Curatorial Fellowship is an opportunity to work with two unique collections of African art in two very special museum collections and environments. This three-year pilot fellowship is available to an outstanding recent MA or Ph.D. graduate specializing in historic and/or contemporary African art and interested in a museum career.
Project Background and Goals
The Fellow’s project will focus on conducting research and eventually organizing an exhibition on works of art in the HUM’s Harmon Foundation Collection, and, the CMA’s African collection. The curatorial fellow will be mentored by Dr. Kimberli Gant, (CMA) and Dr. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward (HUM) for the three-year period. The Fellow will be housed at the Hampton University Museum for the first year; the second year at the Chrysler Museum of Art and will select which institution to be based at during the third year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the program managers in the execution of the three-year pilot project’s mission as well as the mission of both institutions
- Work in two different museum settings in a professional manner
- Conduct and update the inventory for the HUM Harmon Foundation African Art Collection
- Research the Harmon Foundation’s modern African gift to HUM collection to identify 20-30 works to highlight during this project for both conservation, scholarship and exhibition
- Research CMA’s traditional African collection to identify 20-30 works for exhibition
- Organize/curate an exhibition project based on the institutions’ collections to be on view at both institutions in third year
- Create an accompanying catalogue
- Publish research in HUM’s IRAAA journal, project website, and CMA’s Member Magazine
- Present virtual public talks to both CMA and HUM patrons and University students
- Participate in scholarly conferences and seminars to present research in progress
- Participate in bi-weekly meetings with Dr. Gant and Dr. Thaxton-Ward for project updates
- Participate in HUM and CMA regularly scheduled dept meetings
- Other duties as assigned
Degree in African History, Art History, Anthropology, or related field, within the past five years, (MA required, Ph. D. preferred) and at least two years professional museum work experience (this can be a combination of internships and employment)
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively connect and engage constituents through public speaking and writing
- Ability to develop and maintain a wide variety of working relationships with many different colleagues at the two sites and including the general public
- Ability to research historical collections and archives
- Ability to input information in collections management system TMS (ideal)
- Ability to proactively manage peaks and flows of workload and complete multiple tasks on time
The Applications deadline has been extended to July 30, 2021. 5:00 p.m.
Please email the following to
Kimberli Gant, McKinnon, Ph.D. Curator of Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, – email@example.com
Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Ph. D. Director and Chief Curator, Hampton University Museum – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover letter, not to exceed one-page, explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship
- An abstract, not to exceed two pages, double-spaced, describing the applicant’s area of research
- A CV of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications
- Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
- Two writing samples (scholarly article/research paper/catalogue essay, etc.)
CMA is located in Norfolk and HUM is located in Hampton, Virginia. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year, with full benefits, including relocation, funding for travel, and memberships. The term is September 2021 to August 2024. Hours will be M-F, 9am-5pm with some evenings and weekends as needed. A background check will be required for this position.
The Chrysler Museum and Hampton University Museum are an Equal Opportunity Employers of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Visiting Professorship in African Art History
The University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History seeks applications for a 50% Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History for the 2021-22 academic year. The position receives full benefits. The successful candidate will teach two courses each semester: a large survey course of African art supported by teaching assistants and a small upper-division course. The University of Iowa’s Stanley Museum of Art holds one of the country’s finest and most well-respected collections of African art, making it one of the best teaching and research collections of African art in the world.
Required qualifications: Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in Art History with a specialty in African art by August 20, 2021.
Desirable Qualifications: A specialty in sub-Saharan African art, the ability to teach broadly in the field of African art and prior university-level teaching experience.
Submission: Candidates should submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu . Search requisition #74161. Review of applications will begin on June 7th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications must include:
- Letter of interest
- C.V. including phone number, e-mail, and mailing address
- Names, affiliations, and contact information for 3 professional references
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.
Professor of Live Art/Art as Social Practice – Continuing Contract (Open Rank)
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Division of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for an open rank, full-time contract faculty position in the Theater Program. We seek an educator whose work is located in both practice and scholarship to develop our BA curriculum in the area of Live Arts/Arts as Social Practice. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, a terminal degree and a demonstrable focus on Performance and Theater as a Social Practice. Such a person should bring into conversation – politics, activism, aesthetics, community and social structures. We seek a colleague who will lead our students in investigations and art making projects that intertwine art practices and scholarly disciplines. All courses will be geared to students with multiple academic and creative interests, activating not only Theater Program students, but also students enrolled in majors across the university. We are seeking a faculty member who will use this new position to open and expand our student’s engagement with theater, performance and citizenship.
The NYU Abu Dhabi Theater Program is an academic and artistic laboratory dedicated to theater research, scholarship and practice. Reflecting the cosmopolitan vision of NYUAD, a global liberal arts university with students gathered from 115 countries, we provide a rigorous approach to artist training, a solid scholarly foundation in theater history, theory and criticism, and exposure to a variety of transnational cultural practices through the study of theater and performance. For NYUAD theater majors, making and thinking – creating and articulating culture – are inseparable tasks. Our aim is to develop artist-citizens whose theatrical contributions will expand the limits of the field and make a difference in the world. We expect NYUAD Theater graduates to collaborate eagerly with other artists, scientists and scholars across disciplines and invent new and hybrid cultural practices that will come to define what theater will be in the 21st century.
NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university’s commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.
This is an open-rank search and a renewable arts contract position, which includes: a course load of 3-4 courses per year; serving as an academic advisor; serving as a faculty advisor for student projects and interest groups; collaborations with faculty, instructors, and staff in ongoing program and curriculum development; initiating growth within the program and division and support for research endeavors.
About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.
NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and providing an intellectually rich environment.
Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.
NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/inclusion-diversity-belonging-and-equity.html
Working for NYUAD
A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing, and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority.
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This position requires at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience. An MFA or PhD is preferred.
To apply for this position, please submit the following items:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement
- Professional Portfolio
- Teaching Statement
- List of Courses Taught
- Relevant Syllabi
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates are expected to interview in Spring and/or Summer 2021. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2021-2022, though the start date is flexible.
NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.
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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
Senior Curator (f/m/d) for the Africa Department
The Linden-Museum Stuttgart is one of the most important museums for anthropology in Europe. We are looking for a full-time (100%) Senior Curator for the Africa department, initially limited to two years. The position will be graded in pay group 13 of the current collective agreement for the Federal States in Germany (TV L).
Your tasks will include representing the Africa Department in academic and organisational matters in close cooperation with a future head of the department. This includes, in particular, the care, research and inventory of the collection, the further development of the Digital Collection, the development and implementation of dialogue projects with representatives of the source communites, their diasporas and the diverse urban society, the conception and implementation of permanent and temporary special exhibitions, including the accompanying programme and publications, as well as the active participation in the new conception of the museum for the planned new building. Further tasks are the supervision of interns as well as the processing of enquiries concerning the department.
The collection to be supervised comprise about 40,000 objects with particularly important objects from Cameroon, Congo and the Kingdom of Benin.
You should have completed a university degree (Master or equivalent) in cultural anthropology with a focus on Africa or a related science, preferably with a PhD. We expect proficiency in English and French as well as at least one language relevant to the region, an interest in contemporary developments and proven practical experience in curating exhibitions and conducting dialogue projects with representatives from source communites and/or their diasporas.
Proficiency in German is not a prerequisite, but we expect your willingness to learn the language.
Enjoying the development of audience-oriented presentations, the ability to work in a team, proactiveness, the ability to work interdisciplinarity with all departments of the museum, a high level of commitment and the ability to work under pressure are indispensable qualities. Equally important are an interest in postcolonial discourse and previous extended stays in Africa.
Severely disabled applicants (f/m/d) will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified. Applications from people of colour and applicants with a refugee or migratory family background are expressly welcome.
Please send your application documents by post or in digital form (as a single PDF file, if possible) by June 25, 2021 at the latest to the Board of Directors of the Linden Museum Stuttgart, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the contents and requirements of the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Inés de Castro, Museum Director, at email@example.com or Tel. 0711-2022400.
Please note that application documents will only be returned if a sufficiently stamped and addressed envelope is enclosed. Your information will be stored and processed as a part of the application process. For details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Research Associate – AAOA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
This full-time position has been conceived to provide professional development for an African art specialist seeking a curatorial career. It will provide critical research support for exhibition, installation didactics, in-gallery video, digital content for the re-envisioned Africa galleries. The Senior Research Associate will work with the curatorial team with colleagues in the Design, Digital, and Education to develop the new content.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
- Research works of art in the collection that will be featured/update collections database
- Work with Africa curator on research of content concerning Africa historical narratives and interface of Africa and other MMA curatorial departments
- Assist with periodical, image, and documentary film research for installation
- Assist with contextual image management for installation
- Provide support with drafting gallery texts for objects, case labels, and sub-section commentaries
- Provide support with updating research presentations and materials for permanent installation expert collaborators
- Coordinate interdisciplinary conversations to be recorded as gallery digital prompts with Digtial and expert collaborators
- Assist with planning outreach to African communities
- Assist with developing joint content with World Monuments Fund on regional conservation projects
- Assemble history timelines and maps for Africa projects
- Act as liason with Education
- Other related duties as needed
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience and Skills:
- Related curatorial experience required
- Strong research skills with proven follow-through
- Excellent organizational and planning skills; strong attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to exercise initiative
Knowledge and Education:
- Advanced degree in African Art History, African History, Anthropology, Archaeology, or Africana studies required
- Knowledge of art history required
- Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
- Good working knowledge of French language preferred
Please note this is a 1 year end-dated position
Application Instructions: Please reference position Senior Research Associate – AAOA – in the subject line of the email. Apply via email address to: email@example.com. Please submit a cover letter and resume.