The Mellon Curatorial Fellow is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum. They serve a full-time appointment of two years (24 months), beginning in September 2021. Postdoctoral fellowships enjoy the gracious support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which seeks to strengthen, promote, and defend the centrality of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse, fair, and democratic societies. To this end, its core programs support exemplary and inspiring institutions of higher education and culture.Required Qualifications
Postdoctoral students who have earned their Ph.D. within the last five years.
Demonstrated knowledge in the field of Spanish art.
Proficient in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking).
At least one year of museum or relevant experience.
Opportunities & Responsibilities
Conduct original research.
Actively participate in the organization of special exhibitions.
Author at least one scholarly article for publication.
Participate in a minimum of two public programs.
Utilize dedicated funds to culminate the fellowship with the organization of a capstone project. This includes but is not limited to an international colloquium, study day, and/or public lecture series (in-person, online, or hybrid).
Work closely with curatorial staff on projects as assigned, including acquisitions, permanent collection reinstallations, publications, provenance research, educational programming, etc.
Manage your own travel/research budget.
Mellon Curatorial Fellows receive:
An annual stipend of $50,000 to defray living expenses.
Substantial stipend for research, travel, and professional development.
- SMU benefit package to include:
- Sick Leave
- Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment
- Social Security
- Federal Withholding (depending on tax treaty)
- Workers Compensation
- Unemployment Insurance
- Family Medical Leave Act
- International Travel insurance with full coverage of above benefits; no deductibles or co-pays apply abroad.
- Paid university holidays