Funding Opportunity: Index of Christian Art Postdoctoral Research Associate

Funding opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Index of Christian Art
Application deadline: January 15, 2017
Online application: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=225214
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in digital art history at the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University, for one year beginning 2017-2018, with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance.
Funded by a grant from the Kress Foundation, the Kress Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with permanent research and professional staff to develop taxonomic and research enhancements for the Index's redesigned online application, which is set to launch in fall 2017. Salary is $60,000 plus benefits for a 12-month appointment, with a $2,500 allowance provided for scholarly travel and research. The fellow will enjoy research privileges at Princeton Libraries as well as opportunities to participate in the scholarly life of the Index and the Department of Art & Archaeology.
The successful candidate will have a specialization in medieval art from any area or period; broad familiarity with medieval images and texts; a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship; and a committed interest in the potential of digital resources to enrich work in art history and related fields. Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively after initial training, and a willingness to learn new technologies are highly desirable; previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD, including dissertation defense, before the start of the fellowship. Preference will be given to those whose subject expertise complements that of current Index staff.
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, submitting a C.V., a cover letter, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references.
The Index of Christian Art. Since 1917, the Index of Christian Art (https://ica.princeton.edu/) has provided a unique resource for the study of medieval art. Its systematic descriptive and visual documentation of iconographic subjects, originally conceived as a print archive but now undergoing full digitization, permits researchers to analyze imagery produced in eastern and western Europe throughout the "long Middle Ages."
This position is subject to the university's background check policy.
Essential Qualifications
PhD completed before the start of the fellowship.
Specialization in medieval art from any area or period; broad familiarity with medieval images and texts; a sound grasp of current trends in medieval studies scholarship; and a committed interest in the potential of digital resources to enrich work in art history and related fields.
Preferred Qualifications
Strong foreign language and visual skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively after initial training, and a willingness to learn new technologies are highly desirable; previous experience in digital humanities, teaching, and/or library work is advantageous.