Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
Art and Archaeology - 20100  

Position Summary
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in digital art history at the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University, for one year beginning 2017-2018, with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance.

Funded by a grant from the Kress Foundation, the Kress Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with permanent research and professional staff to develop taxonomic and research enhancements for the Index's redesigned online application, which is set to launch in fall 2017. Salary is $60,000 plus benefits for a 12-month appointment, with a $2,500 allowance provided for scholarly travel and research. The fellow will enjoy research privileges at Princeton Libraries as well as opportunities to participate in the scholarly life of the Index and the Department of Art & Archaeology.

The successful candidate will have a specialization in medieval art from any area or period; broad familiarity with medieval images and texts; a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship; and a committed interest in the potential of digital resources to enrich work in art history and related fields. Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively after initial training, and a willingness to learn new technologies are highly desirable; previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD, including dissertation defense, before the start of the fellowship. Preference will be given to those whose subject expertise complements that of current Index staff.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, submitting a C.V., a cover letter, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references.

The Index of Christian Art. Since 1917, the Index of Christian Art (https://ica.princeton.edu/) has provided a unique resource for the study of medieval art. Its systematic descriptive and visual documentation of iconographic subjects, originally conceived as a print archive but now undergoing full digitization, permits researchers to analyze imagery produced in eastern and western Europe throughout the "long Middle Ages."

This position is subject to the university's background check policy.  

Essential Qualifications
PhD completed before the start of the fellowship.
Specialization in medieval art from any area or period; broad familiarity with medieval images and texts; a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship; and a committed interest in the potential of digital resources to enrich work in art history and related fields.  

Preferred Qualifications
Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively after initial training, and a willingness to learn new technologies are highly desirable; previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous.  

Directory Title
Kress Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Index of Christian Art  
Job Function
Regular Professional Research  
Grade
RR 040  
Standard Hours
 
Full-time/Part-time
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
 
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
 
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
 
Eligible for Overtime
No  
Benefits Eligible
Yes  
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.  
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Other Document 1  
Proposed Start Date
09-01-2017  
End Date, if a Term Appointment
09-01-2018  
Comments related to end date:
 
EEO Statement
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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