Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellow
The Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan invites applications for the Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellowship, dedicated this year to Native American/ Indigenous/First Nations , or Afro-Diasporic or African American, arts and visual cultures. Especially welcome are applicants proposing new critical conversations across disciplines, connecting art history to the environment, philosophical humanities, anthropology, religion, museology, and other creative realms. The one-year appointment begins September 1, 2021, with possible one-year renewal. A PhD in a relevant specialization, acquired within the past five years, is required before appointment. The Forsyth Fellow will teach two courses per year. They will work with a mentor, who will help open doors to the UM community, providing guidance as requested or needed. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, dissertation abstract, writing sample (35 pages maximum), and three letters of reference. Submit materials via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/77637) by December 15, 2020. For further information, please contact Jessica Pattison (Executive Secretary, Department of the History of Art) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply; the University of Michigan is a public R-1 institution committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We acknowledge that the University of Michigan resides on the occupied territories of the Three Fire Peoples—the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi. As we work and live on these territories we recognize Indigenous sovereignty, the ongoing effects of colonization and colonial state violence, and the global struggle for self-determination of Indigenous communities.