Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Art historian specializing in Chinese material culture (Ref.: 201601337)

Job level Middle
Education Doctorate or above
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Gratuity, Housing allowance, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Education / Training > Teacher - Tertiary / Vocational
Published On 17/10/2016

The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Chinese art history, with a specialty in pre-20th-century Chinese material culture. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2017, initially on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.


The Department of Fine Arts (http://www.fa.hku.hk) has one of the best art history programs in Asia, with a particular focus on Western and Asian art, and with special strength in intercultural study. There are on average 35 undergraduate majors per year, plus a few M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. All instruction is in English. At present there are six full-time staff in the Department, and this post is one of two new positions being created as part of the Department’s expansion.


The appointee should have a Ph.D. degree before taking up the appointment. He/She will maintain a high level of research and publication, and will teach courses concerning Chinese material culture and in other areas that extend and complement our existing curriculum.  Teaching load is three or four courses per year, with excellent library resources and funding for research and travel. For inquiries, please contact the Department Chair, c/o finearts@hku.hk, tel. +852-39177040. 


A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The Assistant Professor salary range is currently HK$645,900 - $998,280 per annum. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. 


Applicants should submit the following materials to AP1337@hku.hk: a completed application form (341/1111) (available from http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc); a cover letter detailing research plans and teaching abilities; an up-to-date C.V.; a writing sample; and three confidential letters of recommendation sent by your recommenders.  Applications should be submitted by January 2, 2017 (including all recommendation letters by January 13, 2017). Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk. 

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result. 

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