Human Rights & the Arts Fellowship

Human Rights & the Arts Fellowship

Bard College

Mayss Al Alami, Center and Edge, Tender Edges Microfestival, 2022. Photo: Anastasia Dzutstsati.

December 12, 2023
Human Rights & the Arts Fellowship
July 1, 2024–June 30, 2025
Bard College
1442 Annandale Rd
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504
United States
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–5pm

The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts invites applications for a one-year research and teaching fellowship in human rights and the arts. The position is open to individuals working in a variety of fields where human rights and the arts intersect, including artists, curators, researchers, scholars, writers, filmmakers, advocates and activists.

The fellowship covers a period of one year, i.e. two academic semesters, from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025, and includes compensation of 65,000 USD. Please note that the Fellow is expected to be in residence at the College during the teaching semesters.

The Fellow will pursue their own research or creative practice within the interdisciplinary and critical framework of the Center, and contribute to the curriculum of the Center’s MA Program in Human Rights and the Arts by teaching each semester. The MA program, which launched in the 2021–22 academic year, explores the encounter between human rights and the arts as fields of academic knowledge, professional work, and artistic practice, while also offering students opportunities to explore ways of confronting the conceptual and practical perplexities of that encounter. The goal of the fellowship program is to support outstanding thinkers and practitioners and thus to strengthen research, creation, and teaching at the intersection of human rights and the arts.

During the 2024–25 academic year, the Fellow will focus their research or practice on the intersection of human rights and the arts, and work as part of a team of faculty and students in the Center.

–Deliver a public talk during their appointment year on a relevant topic and based on their work
–Design and teach courses each semester in the MA Program in Human Rights & the Arts, with the understanding that such courses will be open to the broader Bard College and OSUN communities
–Actively participate in the public life of the OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts, including taking part in or organizing public events, productions or exhibitions, and workshops or conferences
–Be in residence at Bard College or the vicinity, or demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to provide substantial campus presence to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation (e.g., teaching, office hours, attendance at events, etc.)

Applicants should hold a terminal degree or equivalent training and professional accomplishment in their field, have experience teaching or lecturing at the college level, and possess a track record of successful research and scholarship, creative practice, or civic engagement and advocacy.

Please note that the Fellow may not hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently, and that the appointment cannot be deferred to a later term.

To apply
To apply for the fellowship, please submit the following documents on Interfolio:

–A cover letter summarizing your current research and proposed work during the appointment period. The statement should not exceed 1,500 words
–A CV and list of publications, performances, exhibits, or projects
–A teaching statement that should not exceed 500 words and include a reflection on diversity, inclusion, and equality in the context of this Fellowship—and brief descriptions of two proposed courses
–A sample of recent scholarly, artistic, or professional work
–And contact information for three references

Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, January 5, 2024, 11:59pm EST. Questions about the fellowship or about the application process should be sent to chra [​at​]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

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