Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellowship

University Of Michigan

The Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor seeks applicants for a Forsyth Postdoctoral Fellowship broadly in the fields of Latin American art or sub-Saharan African art of any time period. Projects engaged with transregional phenomena and diasporas are particularly welcome, as are any methodological approaches. 

The one-year appointment begins in August 2024, with a possible one-year renewal. The Forsyth Fellow will teach two courses per academic year and will be expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during that time. The Forsyth Fellow will work with a mentor, who will help open doors to the UM community, providing guidance as requested or needed.

A PhD in a relevant specialized field, acquired within the past five years, is required before appointment. Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, dissertation or book abstract, an article or dissertation chapter as a sample of scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.  

Application materials should be consolidated into 1 (one) PDF document before uploading the materials onto Interfolio ( by Jan 1, 2024. Please request your referees to submit their letters of recommendation through the Interfolio portal by the same date.

Further information about the Department of the History of Art can be found on our website at

The fellowship is open to applicants irrespective of nationality. The University of Michigan is a public R-1 institution committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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