Friday, March 2, 2012

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Wits

POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Centre for Creative Arts of Africa, University of the Witwatersrand.
We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Centre for the Creative Arts of Africa (CCAA) at the University if the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The Centre (research) is funded by the AW Mellon Foundation and will be situated in the Wits Art Museum. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the Chair in the Creative Arts of Africa (Director of the Centre) on research which will work outwards from the collections of historical and contemporary African arts in the Wits Art Museum. The collection contains not only visual arts, but also musical instruments and objects which are part of performance arts and dress repertoires. We are therefore looking for a fellow who has research experience in one or more of the following fields: African visual art, African music, African performance arts, African dress, but who has a strong interest in the object. The fellow will be required to do some teaching in the Wits School of Arts undergraduate programmes, and will be expected to participate in exhibitions and publications planned within the Wits Art Museum.
The fellow should have completed her/his doctorate between 2007 and 2012.
The Fellowship will be for a period of 20 months and will include a stipend, a shared office with own computer, library access and a small research grant per year. The fellowship will start as soon as possible, but latest 1st July 2012, and will end 28th February 2014.
Applications must be sent to Professor Anitra Nettleton and should include:
  • Title and abstract of the doctoral thesis, 
  • Copies of completed articles or published essays (if any) 
  • The names and email addresses of two referees, one of whom should be the supervisor of the doctorate. 
  • Letter outlining how you see your research fitting into the remit of the Centre outlined above.

Submission deadline 31st March 2012

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