Professorship in the History of Art, Science and Folk Practice - Mellon Chair at the University of London

May 21, 2017


The successful candidate will be critical to restoring, developing and elaborating the theoretical, cultural historical and anthropological implications of Aby Warburg’s work to the Institute. S/he will hold a PhD and will have substantive research experience and an outstanding publications record in his/her field.


The Warburg Institute has been awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a chair in the history of art, science and folk practice and an associated post-doctoral research position. The Institute is seeking an historian of science, an historian of art, or an anthropologist who, ideally, combines work in the areas of the history of art and images, the history of science, and both historical and present folk practices. The parameters of these fields will be broadly conceived, but the cross-disciplinarity implicit in the description of the post takes its cue from the work of Aby Warburg in each of these areas.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a comprehensive CV and covering letter, through the University of London careers page. Applications close midnight on May 21, 2017. For more information and to apply, please refer to the attached job listing.