Bard Graduate Center invites applications for a two-year (2018–20) postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division and the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The Fellow’s project should focus on Native Textiles of the North American Southwest and should make use of the AMNH collection. PhD in Anthropology or related fields required.

BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.

The Fellow will teach one graduate course each year and will mount an innovative small exhibition, ideally drawing on the collections of the AMNH, in the BGC Focus Gallery. A major purpose of the BGC-AMNH Fellowship is to promote mutual scholarly interest and interaction among fellows, BGC faculty and students, and the AMNH academic community. Candidates will be judged primarily on their research abilities, experience, and on the merits and scope of the proposed research. The Fellow will have office space and be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of both institutions. Salary is $45,000 per year. Housing is available, as is a small research/travel fund while the Fellow is in residence. Appointment to begin July 1, 2018.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal (1-page), sample publication (SASE), and a list of three references, and should be sent by December 1, 2017 to BGC/AMNH Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications. Please direct questions to the BGC/AMNH Fellowship Search Committee via email (fellowships@bgc.bard.edu). Bard Graduate Center is an AA/EOE employer.

Current and past fellows include:

Urmila Mohan
Fall 2016–Summer 2018
Focust Project Exhibition: Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles

Shawn C. Rowlands

Fall 2014–Summer 2016
Focus Project Exhibition: Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania

Nicola Sharratt
Fall 2012–Summer 2014
Focus Project Exhibition: Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas

Erin Hasinoff
Fall 2010–Summer 2012
Focus Project Exhibition: Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma

Aaron Glass
Fall 2008–Summer 2010
Focus Project Exhibition: Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast