Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship

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San Antonio Museum of Art and Trinity University
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Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow
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Application Deadline 
December 31, 2017

The San Antonio Museum of Art and Trinity University invite applications for a post-doc fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning August 2018.  The fellowship offers a stipend of $46,000/year. While in residence in San Antonio, the post-doc Fellow will hold department affiliation and joint appointment with Trinity University and the San Antonio Museum of Art, teach one course per semester, and have the opportunity for scholarly research, exhibition, and publication in one of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collecting areas. Areas of specialization can include Egyptian Art (Predynastic to Late Antique), Greek Art, Roman Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Islamic Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Korean Art, Vietnamese Art, Japanese Art, Himalayan and Indian Art, Oceanic and Aboriginal Art, and American and Latin American Art. Preference will be given to scholars from underrepresented groups in the humanities in museums and academia.

Applicant’s scholarship should focus on one of the areas listed above, with particular emphasis on some aspect of material culture, and a keen interest in object-based research, teaching, and experiential learning. 

The fellow will be asked to teach one course per semester, including: (1) a lower-division or First Year Experience course (fall), (2) an experiential course based at the museum that uses the collection to frame a research project or to curate an exhibition with which undergraduate students will be involved as collaborators (spring). We are particularly interested in ideas for courses that would attract minority and first generation students (25% of Trinity’s students are first-generation or Pell Grant eligible).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2018-2020 academic years must have received the Ph.D. degree after 2014. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of the application must include a letter from the committee chair or department stating that the Ph.D. degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit the following materials to as a single PDF file by December 31st, 2017 to be considered for the post-doc:


  1. Cover page with: (a) Full name and home institution; (b) Date (or expected date) of Ph.D; (c) Research interest(s); (d) Referees’ names and emails
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Detailed statement of research interests
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching statement, evaluations, course syllabi, etc.)
  5. One writing sample (dissertation chapter, published paper, conference presentation) [30-page limit]
  6. A one-page course proposal for one course that the Fellow could offer while in residence in San Antonio at Trinity and the San Antonio Museum of Art

Candidates should also provide three letters of recommendation. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly to Letters must be received by December 31st, 2017

About Trinity and the San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum ( is an encyclopedic museum with collections spanning the globe and more than 5000 years of history. The San Antonio Museum of Art is located on the north side of downtown San Antonio on a beautiful campus located on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River. Visitorship currently reaches 160,000 visitors per year.  The strong collections are supplemented by a robust and ambitious program of special exhibitions that further the reach of our collections to our citizens.   San Antonio is currently the 7th largest city in the U.S. with a rich cultural history stretching back 300 years. Vibrant economic growth and rapidly growing population make San Antonio one of the nation’s top “brain gain” cities. 

Trinity University ( is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869. Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all over the United States and a relatively high percentage of students from foreign countries. Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs. The University prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education.  The close interdisciplinary connections formed at the university present many opportunities for students and faculty. There is an excellent library with over a million volumes and an excellent inter-library loan service. Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Inquiries should be sent to Corinne Pache at

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