Funding | Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the History of Architecture and Architectural Drawings, Oxford

Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the History of Architecture and Architectural Drawings

University of Oxford

The closing date for applications is midday on 15 March 2012.

The Mellon postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation as part of a wider Oxford University initiative which is designed to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for outstanding academics at an early stage of their career; to recruit the very best of the next generation of potential academics; and to promote equality of opportunity by helping to create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford.

The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Architecture and Architectural Drawings is tenable in the History of Art Department (History Faculty) and the Ashmolean Museum. The successful applicant will pursue a research project on the history of architecture and architectural drawings, the fellowship being held jointly in the History of Art Department (Faculty of History) and the Department of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum. He or she will make use of the rich holdings of architectural drawings of the period 1550 to 1850 held in the Ashmolean Museum.

The successful candidate must, at the time of taking up the appointment, hold a masters degree and either have completed a PhD or for candidates in national education systems where the PhD does not apply, be a candidate for the appropriate doctoral examination; and be at an early stage of an academic career, and if holding a doctorate have completed it not longer than in the previous four years from 1 October 2012 (excluding justified career breaks). The appointee will be expected to take up appointment between 1 September 2012 and 1 January 2013.

This is a 2 year fixed-term appointment.