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Andrew Mellon Foundation Post-doctoral Position in Cultural Policy

Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
23 October 2002

Applications are invited for the Andrew Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral position at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) at Princeton University in the field of art and cultural policy studies. Preference will be given to candidates whose research is germane to the analysis of public or private cultural policies in the United States. Research might focus on a variety of topics of interest to the cultural sector, including, but not limited to issues of patronage; institutional and/or organizational analysis of cultural organizations, industries, or fields; arts and cultural participation; implications of technological change for the creation, production, or distribution of cultural goods; policies related to cultural difference and multiculturalism; the role of the arts in community context; political and social conflict over the arts, humanities, and media; legal aspects of cultural policy, including intellectual property and copyright laws; economic aspects of arts and culture; public attitudes toward the arts; recruitment, training, and support of artists. We will consider candidates from a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. Completion of Ph.D required no later than June 2003.

The appointment is for ten months beginning in the summer or fall of 2003. The successful candidate will be in residence at the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and will be expected to participate actively in the Centerís intellectual life. More information about the Center is available at http://www.princeton.edu/culturalpolicy/. The salary for this 10 month appointment is $35,000 with excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin on 1 January 2003, and we hope to have selected a candidate by April 2003.

Candidates should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of their written work, and letters of recommendation from three references, to Sandy Paroly, 432 Robertson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540.
The cover letter should clearly state what the candidate hopes to accomplish during the post doctoral appointment and the general research question(s) he or she hopes to pursue.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.