Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Program

Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program | The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences  

Application deadline January 15, 2023  

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History of the Americas

The University of Virginia Department of Art and the Lindner Center for Art History hope to provide a departmental home to a Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow with an expertise in the Americas. Particular attention will be given to applicants with a focus on Latin American, Latinx, Afro-Atlantic, or Black art. Candidates with a research focus on any medium or period are welcome, including film, performance, and new media. We invite applications from candidates who received, or will receive, their Ph.D. in the history of art or a related field between August 24, 2020 and August 24, 2023. This twelve-month fellowship is offered under the auspices of the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which recruits postdoctoral scholars who have the potential to assume tenure-track faculty positions at UVa and who would benefit from mentored professional development opportunities. The Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences are funded by a University-wide Race, Place and Equity grant from the Mellon Foundation and UVA matching funds to advance research, creative practice, and teaching related to race, justice, and equity.

With the aim of building professional research networks and community, Fellows are encouraged to engage and interact with one (or more) of UVa’s many research centers and networks while in residence at the University. Some examples include: The Equity Center, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African StudiesIndigenousStudies@UVA, the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures, the Democracy Initiative, the Memory Project, the Center for the Study of Race and Law, the Center for Race and Public Education in the SouthDigital Humanities@UVA and Environmental Humanities at UVA.  



Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023. For full consideration, applications should be complete by that date. 


Applicants who receive a PhD between August 24, 2020 and August 24, 2023 are eligible to apply.  


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Art Department Chair, Douglas Fordham