BGC/AMNH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology (Oceania)

Bard Graduate Center/ American Museum of Natural History
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology
The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral 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 an aspect of material culture within Oceania (including not only Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, but also Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines), and should make use of the AMNH collection. Ph.D. 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 $40,000 per year. Housing is available, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication (SASE), and a list of three references, and should be sent by 15 December 2013 to Dean Elena Pinto Simon/Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.

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