THE AGA KHAN PROGRAM FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (AKPIA) AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY: POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATESHIP PROGRAM, 2018-2019

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Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
March 1, 2018
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies

 

THE AGA KHAN PROGRAM FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (AKPIA) AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATESHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019.

 

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for self-supported Associateships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art, architecture, and archaeology at Harvard University. AKPIA Associateships are intended principally for overseas scholars--preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries--to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. Our program’s Associate positions are not intended to sponsor professional design, conservation, or urban development projects, nor are they intended to support research travel. The recipient is expected to be in residence, except for one or two short research-related trips. Please note--these are unpaid Associate positions.

We welcome applications both from senior scholars and from recent graduates. Research projects should preferably be publishable in the annual publication of the Aga Khan Program, Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World It is potentially publishable, original projects that will be given preference. AKPIA Associates have an affiliation with Harvard University's Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA). They are free to pursue their own research without any obligations other than presenting a public lecture on their research project, as part of the AKPIA lecture series A Forum for Islamic Art and Architecture and submitting an article based on the research at Harvard for consideration by the editor for publication in Muqarnas. AKPIA Associates have access to all Harvard University libraries, museums, and facilities; they are also welcome to audit Harvard seminars, if they so choose.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, or equivalent).
A solid command of written and spoken English is required (your AKPIA lecture will be delivered in English). Associates must remain in Cambridge for the duration of the appointment.

REQUIRED MATERIALS
Application materials can be submitted in hard copy, or via email in a single message; the Committee will not consider incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline: March 1, 2018.
 

The following materials are required of applicants (the number of copies noted is for hard copy applications only):
    Completed, signed application form (2 copies)
    Curriculum vitae (2 copies)
    Research proposal (2 copies)
    Two different writing samples of previous research publications (2 copies each)
   *Letters of recommendation from two professors or scholars familiar with the applicant's research (1 copy each)
   *Original transcripts—whenever possible—in sealed enveloped from institutions where graduate work was conducted (1 per institution)  Copies of original transcripts, vis hard copy or email, will be considered

* Letters of recommendation and transcripts may be mailed directly to the Program from the institutions or recommenders (preferred); they may also be sent by a professional dossier and credentials service (such as Interfolio), or may be included with the other application materials in their original, sealed envelopes. Letter writers may alternately email their letters directly to agakhan@fas.harvard.edu. All other materials should be submitted together in a single envelope/package or via a single email message.

Materials should be mailed to:
          Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
          Harvard University
          Attn: AKPIA Associate Program
          Two Arrow Street, 3rd floor
          Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
 

Alternately, materials may be emailed in a single email message to: agakahn@fas.harvard.edu


DEADLINE
All application materials must be received by March 1, 2018.
Results will be announced by mid-May.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please direct any inquires about the AKPIA Associateships at Harvard University to agakhan@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-2355.

For the AKPIA Associate Application form and further information, visit the AKPIA Associate website: https://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/fellowships-associateships

Contact Info: 

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Harvard University
AKPIA Associate Program
Two Arrow Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

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