Twelve-weeks in Spring (January – March) 2014 or 2015

Open to junior and senior professors with a salary of up to US$22,838 (payment will be in £ sterling, subject to tax and National Insurance deductions). Additionally a package for research, travel and living expenses is available with a value of up to US$13,699


Funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art has enabled the Research Forum to host a short-term (twelve-weeks) Visiting Professorship in pre-1980 American art at The Courtauld Institute of Art.  This fellowship is part of an initiative of the Terra Foundation that aims to internationalise the field of historical American art, building a network of scholarly peers and has been awarded in conjunction with similar fellowships at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris.  For information about this initiative, please see the Terra Foundation website (http://www.terraamericanart.org)

This appointment is offered to a scholar of American Art whose work plays a defining role in the disciplines of art history, architectural history or art conservation and who is willing to share his or her research with The Courtauld’s community formally (through lectures and seminars) and informally.

In addition to presenting his or her research, the Visiting Professor teaches a BA course in a specialist area of American Art before 1980, and meets with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to discuss their individual projects. 

Candidates for the visiting professorships who have held a Terra Foundation for American Art visiting professorship or postdoctoral teaching fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Institute of American Studies, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, or The Courtauld Institute of Art in the previous four years are not considered.

The closing date for applications was: 15 January 2013

The Courtauld Institute of Art promotes equal opportunities.

Dr Julia Bryan-Wilson (University of California, Berkeley) has been appointed as the Terra Foundation for American Art VIsiting Professor (twelve-weeks) and will be at The Courtauld in the spring term (January to March 2014).

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