Wits Art Museum,
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
We invite applications
for a Fellowship in the WITS ART MUSEUM at the University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg. This fellowship is funded by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation and
will be situated in the Wits Art Museum. The fellow will work with the curators
of the Wits Art Museum and the Chair in the Centre for the Creative Arts of
Africa on a research-driven re-engagement with the collections of historical
and contemporary African arts in the Wits Art Museum. We are therefore looking
for a fellow with research experience in one or more of the following fields:
African visual art, African music, African performance arts, African dress.  One of the main tasks of the fellow will be to
help academic divisions in Wits and at other institutions access, engage with,
and use the collections in teaching and research. They will have to outline and
drive a series of seminars which will, at the end of the project, be published
as a collection of essays. Fellows will be expected to participate in
exhibitions and publications planned within the Wits Art Museum.
The fellowship will be
for a period of 36 months (although we may consider terms shorter than that)
and will include a stipend, a shared office with own computer, library access
and a small research grant per year. The fellowship project will start in May
– June 2013, and will end in May – June 2016.

Applications must be
sent to Julia Charlton, (Senior Curator at WAM)  and should include:
  • Title and abstract of the doctoral thesis, or master’s thesis/research report
  • Copies of degree certificate (or a signed letter from a supervisor saying that the degree will be completed before the candidate is due to take up the position)
  • Copies of completed articles or published essays (if any)
  • A Curriculum Vitae (Resumé)
  • A letter of motivation.
  • The names and email addresses of two referees, one of whom should be the supervisor of the doctorate/MA dissertation.

The submission deadline is 22 February 2013.

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