POST DOCTORATE FELLOW - ART HISTORY, SCHOOL OF THE

Job ID25138-7917
CompanyMcMaster University
LocationHamilton
ProvinceON
Date Posted2019-03-18
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
Description

A 9-month Silk Road Post-Doctoral fellowship available in Art History, School of the Arts, McMaster University from September 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. $CDN 55,000 plus benefits and vacation pay.

The candidate must have an Art History doctorate in hand from a reputable university (but not for more than 4 years), with fluent Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, and Russian (both speaking and reading), a proven research interest in early historical and archaeological textiles from China, Inner Asia, and/or Central Asia, and additional linguistic ability in Japanese, French, and German desirable, even Persian.

The candidate will have the opportunity to give a talk in the context of Mapping the Silk Road, an exhibition project that Prof. Angela Sheng will coordinate with students of two courses in the Winter term of 2020 funded by the Pieczonka family. The candidate can also participate in organizing and curating the exhibit. The candidate will also gather teaching experience by offering a third-year level course on Silk Road art and archaeology in the Winter term of 2020. The candidate will be introduced to pertinent curators and collections at the Royal Ontario Museum in nearby Toronto. The candidate and Prof. Sheng will come to an agreement on meeting times, once every week or every two weeks, as desired, to review teaching and research progress. Prof. Sheng will also mentor the candidate in textile analysis. The candidate will be provided with an office and access to the resources on campus.

The position is ideal for a newly minted and serious scholar to gain teaching and exhibit experience while preparing for publications and searching for a tenure-track position.



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