Al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art aims at advancing interdisciplinary research in the visual art and photography of the Arab world. The Center's mission is to move research and pedagogy beyond the established canons of Art History by investigating the histories art that are particular to the region from regional perspectives. More information on Al Mawrid can be found here.
The Center is looking to hire a Post-Doctoral Associate for a period of four years, delegated to steer the Center's research functions and closely supports the Center's director. The post-doctoral associate is involved in research activities aiming at moving beyond the established canons of Art History by investigating the histories of art from Western Asia and North Africa, as well as the theoretical perspectives and debates that have been particular to the region. Through advanced interdisciplinary research in the visual arts, the post-doctoral associate will contribute to the birth of a sustainable and much-needed nexus for conversations and collaborations on art and photography, open to scholars and art practitioners.
Additionally, the post holder serves as an information conduit for the Center and responds 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. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-year experience in teaching art history, or minimum of 3-year experience as a researcher in art and culture of the Arab world with peer reviewed publications. Ideally, the candidate will have teaching, administrative or leadership experience in the arts or at an academic institution, and will be familiar with contemporary archival practices and technologies.
Fluency in English and Arabic are a must.
For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email Salwa Mikdadi on firstname.lastname@example.org
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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