STANLEY J. SEEGER
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE/VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIST IN HELLENIC STUDIES
Academic Year 2015-2016
The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Associate Professional Specialist for an Artist from Greece, who wishes to spend time in residence at Princeton, fall 2015, pursuing a creative project in the visual arts.
This position will be awarded on a competitive basis. The awardee will be appointed for one term, September 1, 2015 to December 15, 2015 (3 ½ months), pursuing their project on a full-time basis. The length and terms of the appointment will be determined by the Executive Committee of the Seeger Center. This position is residential and, as such, the artist (as a University employee) is required to be at Princeton at all times, devoting the major portion of their time to their creative project. The artist will be required to participate in Hellenic Studies activities and the intellectual life of the University. They will present their work-in-progress at Hellenic Studies workshops and will be encouraged to meet colleagues in the humanities and creative arts. They enjoy full access to the University's library, archival, and computing resources. The artist will be provided shared workspace at the Hellenic Studies office, as well as, access to the Hellenic Studies Reading Room in the University Library. No secretarial services or office supplies are available. Computing support is available through the University’s Office of Information Technology. Before their departure, the artist is required to submit a report on their research and creative activities while at Princeton.
Awardees are responsible for their own travel and moving arrangements and expenses as well as finding and securing their own housing in Princeton.
Eligibility: Artists who reside in Greece and have a strong record of artistic achievement in the visual arts.
Language Requirement: Awardees should be fluent in English.
Housing Through Princeton University: Princeton University has arranged for a limited number of off-campus apartments to be available for lease to artists who are awarded the position of Visiting Associate Professional through Hellenic Studies. These modestly furnished, one-bedroom, non-smoking apartments are located within easy walking distance of campus. The maximum occupancy for each apartment is two persons, and pets are not permitted. A monthly lease allowance, not to exceed $2,400 per month, will be made by Hellenic Studies on behalf of individuals who lease one of these apartments. Depending upon status, individuals may be subject to taxation for the benefit of this monthly lease allowance. The monthly lease allowance is intended to cover rent, in addition to related housing expenses (utilities, local phone, basic cable and DSL). Housing expenses exceeding the monthly lease allowance will be the responsibility of the awardee.
Housing Not Through Princeton University: Artists who do not lease one of the off-campus apartments arranged by Princeton University Hellenic Studies are not eligible to receive a monthly lease allowance. These appointees will be responsible for finding and securing their own housing, at their own expense.
Housing Before/After Appointment: Individuals who arrive in Princeton before the start date or who remain in Princeton after the end date of their appointment are required to secure alternative accommodations at their own expense.
Candidates are required to apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu and submit an online application form, including the following: (1) cover sheet with title and summary (200 words) of proposed creative project and a brief bio (one paragraph); (2) research proposal (five pages; 2,000 words maximum), including detailed description of project, timetable, explicit goals, and the reason it should be pursued at Princeton; (3) selected bibliography; (4) a standard, detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications; (5) writing samples of recent work (in English); and (6) contact information for two references who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty. On-line applications must be completed in English.
Criteria for Awards: Awards are made by the Hellenic Studies Executive Committee based on several criteria: (a) artistic accomplishment, excellence, and promise; (b) potential contribution to an interdisciplinary community of scholars and artists at Princeton; (c) ability to benefit from and contribute to Hellenic Studies at Princeton. Applications are reviewed by Princeton faculty artists and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars. The appointment rank will be determined on the basis of the qualifications and professional status of the applicant. All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential. Visiting Associate Professional Specialists may not hold other appointments during the term of this appointment. All appointments are subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. A phone or skype interview may be requested.
DEADLINE: All materials submitted by applicants must be received by 11:59 pm ET on Sunday June 28, 2015. Awards will be announced in July.
All non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents must ensure that they will be able to enter or remain in the U.S. and accept this position.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanley J. Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Attn: Visiting Associate Professional Specialist
Scheide Caldwell House
Princeton, New Jersey 08544, U.S.A.