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Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Fellowship, (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin)

February 29, 2016

Two-year appointment from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018
Annual stipend: Euro equivalent of $79,750 (gross amount, from which German taxes and social security payments will be deducted) plus research allowance up to $6,500 and language study stipend up to $5,000.

With funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the teaching and study of American art and visual culture (pre-1980). Applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their career, not currently holding, or having held a permanent university position, and having received a Ph.D. within four years of taking up the award.

The appointed postdoctoral fellow will be expected to teach one seminar per semester, thus helping to foster a greater understanding of the historical depth and variety of the visual arts of America among art history students in Germany, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The teaching language will be English. The postdoctoral fellow will also be expected to liaise with the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin by organising symposia or other events that aim to internationalise the field of historical American art. Appointed for two years, the postdoctoral fellow will in turn have the opportunity to advance his or her research and career by being exposed to the lively methodological discussions and research activities that are characteristic for the Institute of Art and Visual History of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically
1.     cover letter;
2.     curriculum vitae;
3.     research and teaching proposal (max. 4 pages);
4.     two letters of recommendation (these should be sent separately by the referees)
to Franziska Greiner-Petter: ikb-sekretariat@culture.hu-berlin.de at the Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany.

Deadline: February 29, 2016.

Applicants selected for the interviews will be notified by mid-March. The interviews will take place in Berlin at the beginning of April. Travel costs will be reimbursed. Candidates will be notified of the result by mid-April 2016.
For further information about the Terra Foundation of American Art see their website: www.terraamericanart.org.
HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please visit their website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version


February 29, 2016
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