Post-doctoral Fellowship in History and Art Criticism

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    FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation
    Established Researcher (R3)
    14/07/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Brazil › São Paulo
    To be defined

The Thematic Research Project “Collect, Identify, Describe, Exhibit. The Curatorial Cycle and the Production of Knowledge”, developed at the University of São Paulo – USP (members: Museum of Contemporary Art – MAC, Museum of Zoology, Paulista Museum, Museum of Archeology and Ethnology and Institute of Physics, as well as the University of Campinas – UNICAMP), financed by FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation, offers one post-doctoral fellowship, for the period of 24 months, for a candidate with outstanding research experience.

We are looking for a candidate who is capable of developing research according to the theme “The making of the MAC-USP modern art collection and the former MAM [Portuguese acronym which stands for Museum of Modern Art]”.

Within this research project, the candidate should propose a study topic based on the MAC-USP's modernist collection. The goals of the research should be based in the curatorial cycle within the Museum and built around one or more of the Thematic Project’s proposed axes (collect, identify, process and diffuse), according to its areas of research: History and Art Criticism.

The possibility of developing a post-doctoral research project in this thematic project is of fundamental importance, because it will enable the Museum to embrace specialties and knowledge that may not be included in the framework of the main and associated researchers. In addition, we will have the possibility of seeing the production of scientific articles and other genres of publication from the work with the collections studied here.

Mandatory prerequisites

PhD degree in the area related to the project, obtained less than seven years ago; availability to start immediately; the selected candidate must live in São Paulo, Brazil and be exclusively committed to this research.

Desired qualities 

Previous experience in research in the area of Arts with specialization in History and Art Criticism; preference for previous experience with collections of modern and contemporary art museums; excellent oral and written communication skills in Portuguese, English or Spanish; the candidate must have previous publications in the area and international experience.


It is important that the candidate carefully read the call notices for the fellowships, which are available at: www.mac.usp.br/mac/conteudo/academico/editais/88.asp.

Registration must be submitted until July 14th, 2019.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of BRL 7.373,10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.  

More information on the FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc.

More information about the fellowship is at: www.fapesp.br/oportunidades/2945.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • All

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo
São Paulo
São Paulo
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, 1301

EURAXESS offer ID: 417295
Posting organisation offer ID: 2945


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