Newark Museum, Arts of Global Africa
Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, Arts of Global Africa, Newark Museum
|Location:||New Jersey, United States|
The Newark Museum is pleased to announce a pre-doctoral fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in the Department of the Arts of Global Africa. This two-year fellowship is available to an outstanding doctoral candidate specializing in historic and/or contemporary African art and interested in a museum career. Working under the supervision of the department head, the position offers an opportunity for curatorial training and object-based research, along with support for completing the doctoral dissertation.
The Mellon Fellow would be exposed to the full range of curatorial work, and participate in the Museum’s education and public programs and deliver public lectures and gallery talks. The Fellow would work with the department head on the planning of expanded and reinstalled African art galleries, scheduled to open in 2017, and a related collections catalogue, along with other projects. Toward this end, the Fellow’s responsibilities will include working on a complete curatorial survey and cataloguing of the African art collection. The Fellow will divide her/his time between activities in the curatorial department and the completion of the dissertation, spending up to two days a week on the latter until completion, and the remainder of time on museum work.
Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertation. The Mellon Fellow will receive a stipend of $33,000 per year plus benefits and a research travel allowance. The term will begin in September 2014 and conclude in August 2016.
Applications must include the following material:
- A cover letter explaining the applicant's interest in the fellowship and her/his status in the Ph. D. program. The letter should include a home address, phone number, and email address.
- An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant's area of research.
- A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
- A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.
- Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional) sent directly to the address below.
The application deadline for the fellowship is June 1, 2014. Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted to: