Position Information

Requisition Number


Job Title

Fellow in the Creative & Performing Arts  


Lewis Center for the Arts – 185  


Position Summary

Princeton University invites applications for the inaugural Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts.

Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, playwrights, designers, graphic novelists, film makers, performers, directors, and performance artists — this list is not meant to be exhaustive — who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Fellowships are for two 10-month academic years. Fellows will be in residence for academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 at Princeton, interacting with our students, faculty and staff as part of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play, conducting a student music ensemble, or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus.

This Fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree. Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.

Candidates are asked to submit an online application by February 15, 2013. All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of 500-750 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three recommenders. In addition, poets and novelists are requested to submit a 3,000 word writing sample of recent work; performers such as choreographers or performing musicians, composers, are requested to submit examples of ten minutes of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.). Visual artists need to save up to 20 still images as a PDF file and convert it into an HTML format. This file should be saved as separate document as part of your application.

To apply, please submit materials online at http://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition #1200809.

We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications postmarked after the deadline. The statement size (500-750 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict.  

Essential Qualifications

Selection will be based on artistic achievement; the potential for excellent teaching; and the likelihood of significant contributions to the artistic life of the Princeton community. Appointments will be made at a professional specialist rank; in addition, successful candidates will be appointed as lecturers when they are doing formal teaching and/or advising.  

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree preferred.  

Directory Title

Art Fellow  

Job Function



TR 223  

Standard Hours



Full Time  

Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly


Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly


Work Schedule, if other than standard hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Union Code

Not Applicable  

Education Required

Other-see essential qualifications  

Application Deadline


Instructions for Applying

Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.  

Documents which can be associated with this posting

Cover Letter
Writing Sample
Other Document 1
Other Document 2
Other Document 3  

Proposed Start Date


End Date, if a Term Appointment


Comments related to end date:

Fellowships are for two 10-month academic years. Fellows will be in residence during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years at Princeton.