The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto invites applications for a Rebanks Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Art and Material Culture of Africa starting in the Fall of 2014. A two-year fellowship with a grant of $50,000 a year, the Rebanks Fellowship program provides Canadian citizens or Canadian landed immigrants who have obtained their doctorate in the last five years the opportunity to pursue their research with the support of one of Canada’s leading research institutions.
The Rebanks Research Fellowship is open to scholars working on the Arts and Material Culture of the African continent both from an art historical and anthropological perspective. We seek applicants with significant research potential whose work complements the strengths of the Royal Ontario Museum’s African collections. Museum experience and familiarity with web page development are also preferred. The Fellow will also have collection and exhibit responsibilities and will be expected to interact with the public through programs, lectures, gallery activities and web based-media. Publication opportunities may be available to Rebanks Fellows through the publishing arm of the Museum.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their research project, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Department Head, Department of World Cultures, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada.
Application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2014 for consideration. Only Canadian citizens or Canadian landed immigrants who have received their Ph.D. after January 1, 2009 are eligible for the position. We especially encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.
The ROM is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.