Call for Applications to the VSP Teaching Fellow Position

March 16, 2017

The Visual Studies Platform, in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for a four months VSP Fellow for the academic year 2017/2018 (Fall/Winter term). The residential fellowship is offered on a competitive basis to a junior scholar whose research engages innovatively with various visual media including film and digital technologies. The fellow will teach one course as part of the Visual Theory and Practice curriculum that will be open to all students of the university. The program aims to promote projects that would advance the development of Visual Studies at CEU and contribute to its curricula. The fellow as VSP fellow will be associated for the duration of the grant with IAS CEU and will join the Fellow community for the duration of his/her stay.

VSP is an interdisciplinary initiative designed to explore and propose innovative approaches to research and teaching visual imagery in the humanities and social sciences and foster expertise in this field across the university. IAS CEU is a university-based institute for advanced study. It provides a stimulating environment in which fellows can devote themselves to research and share their work with peers through weekly seminars and other community programs. Potential candidates are encouraged to check the website and contact VSP for more information.

 Fellowship include:

VSP fellowship includes a net allowance of EUR 1,500 per month + accommodation in the Wallenberg Guesthouse, shared office space at IAS / CEU premises as available and support from the Visual Studies Platform and CEU Mirabaud Media Lab.  Awarded fellows are responsible for their own travel arrangements and health insurance. Fellows are required to be in continuous residence for the duration of the scholarship.


Applications are expected from scholars who:

  • hold a university degree in visual culture, film studies, digital media or related fields (PhD level)
  • have a track record of research, teaching and visual practice
  • are fluent in English.

 How to apply?

 Applicants should send the following materials in ONE pdf document to the following address:advert@ceu.eduwith the job code in subject line: 2017/040

  • a comprehensive CV
  • a cover letter which indicates their research plans during the residence and intended contribution to the Visual Studies Platform activities and curriculum
  • a document which describes a concrete research project to be developed while in residence (max 1,500 words, which does not include references)
  • a proposed course syllabus to be taught as part of the Visual Theory and Practice curriculum

 There is no restriction concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age.

 Selection process:

Selection will be based on the submitted materials. However the selection committee reserves the right, if necessary for the decision, to ask for further elaboration of the project or proposed course as well as for letters of recommendation or a Skype interview.

 Application schedule:

Application deadline: April 15, 2017 (midnight Central European Time).

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