Job opportunity: Andrew W Mellon / Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA)

The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Fellowship will run from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014

£28,138 per annum

The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is offering a fellowship to an early career researcher in the field of History of Dress or non-fiction film, with an interest in the interwar period and/or the Second World War.  This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience in a research environment and participating in the launch of an interdisciplinary M.A. course.  In addition to undertaking research and playing an active role in the Research Forum, the Fellow is expected to teach one B.A. course and to act as an affiliate to the Research Forum/Mellon Foundation M.A. course being offered for the first time in 2013-2014 (Documenting Fashion: Modernity, Film and Image in America and Europe, 1920-45) by Dr Rebecca Arnold in collaboration with the Mellon Visiting Professor, a specialist in non-fiction film.

Applicants must be at an early stage of their career, not currently holding or having held a permanent university post and having received a doctorate within the three years prior to the start date of the post (and no later than December 2012).

To apply applicants must submit:

1) a covering letter explaining the candidate’s specific interest in the Fellowship

2) a completed application form

3) two letters of recommendation, including one from the candidate’s supervisor – these can be sent separately

4) an equal opportunities monitoring form.

For more details please visit the Courtauld website by clicking here where further information, a job description, person specification and the application can be found, or email or telephone 020 7848 1881.  Information about the Research Forum/Mellon M.A. courses can be found in the Research Forum Groups and Projects section of the Research Forum website,

Closing date: 5 October 2012

Final selection of the Fellow will be made in early November 2012

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