AlMawrid, the Arab Center for the Study of Art- New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit an Associate Director and Research Associateto steer the Center's research functions and closely supports the Center's director. The Associate Director and Research Associateis involved in research activities aiming at moving beyond the established canons of Art History by investigating the histories of art from the Arab world through advanced interdisciplinary research in the visual arts with al Mawrid's archive of primary documents. They will also contribute to the birth of a sustainable and much-needed archival resource, research, and pedagogy particular to the region.
Additionally, the post holder serves as an information conduit for the Center and respond to strategic inquiries displaying a comprehensive knowledge of the Center's activities. The role will interact with the NYUAD community, and key stakeholders, including those at the senior level to foster partnerships.
This position reports into the Center's Principal Investigator.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. with a primary focus on the art and culture of the Arab world. The PhD will ideally be in Art History but may also be in another field with a minimum of 3-year experience in teaching art history or as a researcher in art and culture of the Arab world with peer-reviewed publications. Fluency in Arabic language is essential. Teaching and or leadership experience in the arts or at an academic institution and familiarity with contemporary archival practices and technologies will be an advantage.
For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and at least two letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
About the Center:
Al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art advances interdisciplinary study in the visual art of the Arab world. al Mawrid aims to move research and pedagogy beyond the established canons of Art History by investigating the histories of art that are particular to the region from a regional perspectives. It does so in collaborative dialogue with the methods and debates of global art history and with the widening cultural horizons in both the Humanities and the Social Sciences. al Mawrid's archive includes documents, images, and publications from the visual arts drawn from the archival collections of artists, cultural actors, and institutions with an initial focus on the early and modern period. al Mawrid acquires these archives on loan to digitize and document a rich collection of primary documents accessible to scholars and to the public. The archive includes Akkasah's Documentary And Vernacular Photography Project and al Haraka's Lab Arab Art and Social Thought, an oral history of the arts in the form of audio interviews with artists and art professionals. The Center supports research and artists residencies fellowships The Center supports research fellowships and artists' residencies, conferences, colloquia and workshops, and book publications.
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU's global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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