Postdoctural Associate, Research Division, Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) is offering a two-year Postdoctoral Associate position in the Research Division with the possibility of renewal for a third year. This postdoctoral position is for candidates interested in developing teaching skills within the art museum environment. It is open to those who have completed a PhD in the field of art history, museology, cultural heritage, or a related field. Teaching experience at the university level and/or in a museum context is preferred. The candidate’s PhD must be completed by the time the position begins.

The Postdoctoral Associate will report to the Deputy Director for Research, contribute to the activities of the Research Division, and collaborate with colleagues across the museum. They will develop several courses related to museum history and practice for instructing museum professionals, faculty members, and both graduate and undergraduate students.

Specific course objectives include a graduate seminar on the history and processes of the art museum exhibition; an undergraduate seminar on the role, function, and challenges of the art museum; and a course exploring topical and thematic approaches to the museum’s collections for YCBA staff. The post holder will devise the intellectual rubric, structure, and content of these modules, undertake research into the museum’s holdings, collaborate with the Curatorial and Education departments, and implement object-based teaching strategies. They will be supported by the Deputy Director for Research and will be able to draw on the expertise of museum professionals at Yale and beyond. The post holder will have access to the extensive resources at the YCBA to facilitate course development and their learning about the museum’s collections and British art and culture more broadly. They will have the opportunity to audit classes at Yale University to continue building their knowledge.

The closing date for applications is August 29, 2022. For salary information, please refer to Yale’s compensation policies for postdoctoral appointments. The position’s start date is flexible.

Application materials should be submitted by email and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recent writing sample of a longform scholarly essay (published or unpublished), and contact information for two professional references. Please send all application materials to with the subject line “Postdoctoral Associate in Research Division Application.” For inquiries about the position, please contact Rachel Chatalbash, Deputy Director for Research, at

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