Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant to the Director for Academic Programs, I Tatti

Start Date: I Tatti, September 1, 2021
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
Reports to: Paul E. Geier, Director of Villa I Tatti
Location: Villa I Tatti, Florence, Italy

I Tatti offers a Post-Doctoral Fellowship/Assistant to the Director position in art history of the early modern period, including the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th–21st centuries). The successful candidate will spend approximately half of the time working on his/her own project, chosen to be in keeping with I Tatti’s own academic agenda and research profile. The other half of this individual’s time will be spent working closely with the director and with key staff members to organize and coordinate academic programs.

This position is located at Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies) in Florence, Italy, and is for a term of two years, with the possibility of an extension. This individual will be a key liaison with the resident fellows and will interact with visiting scholars.

Major Responsibilities for Program Coordination

  • Liaison with Fellows Principal liaison for resident fellows (both full and part-year) concerning academic programs and scholarly activities, as well as daily life at the Villa.
  • Supports the Director in the full-year and short-term fellowships application process.
  • With staff both on-site and in the Cambridge (USA) office, coordinates information flow and activities related to fellows.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Art History; fluency in English, both written and oral, and proficiency (written and oral) in Italian. Applicants should be in the early stages of their career, having received a Ph.D. between 2010–20.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated scholarly interests in Renaissance studies; strong academic sensibility and career orientation; excellent communication skills, both written and oral; previous work experience with humanities-based academic programs and events desired; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment and with all levels within the academic and scholarly spheres; demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects.

Applicants should send a CV and a project description of no more than 1,500 words. Two letters of reference are required and should be sent via email with the candidate’s name in the subject line. Visit the Villa I Tatti webpage for more information and to apply.