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Professor of 20th Century Art

University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, History, Other Humanities
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Full Time
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Applications are invited for appointment as Professor of 20thCentury Art in the School of Humanities (Art History) on tenure terms.

Ranked world #1 most internationalized university in 2019, and 22nd among the world’s top universities by QS in 2020, the University is a leading university in Asia with 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 7,000 academic, academic-related and administrative staff.

Department of Art History

The Department of Art History ( ) is one of the leading art history faculties in Asia. It is a diverse, dynamic, and vibrant unit within the School of Humanities with eight full-time teaching faculty members. We also collaborate with local museums, conservators, and non-profit art institutions. Our courses engage a wide spectrum of innovative research extending from antiquities to contemporary across Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, with special interests in cultural interactions and entangled histories. Our teaching and research contribute to the Faculty of Arts’ deep expertise in global modern art, literature and film. Faculty members enjoy a teaching load of three courses per year. The Department of Art History graduates on average 35 undergraduate majors per year, 20 M.A. students, and a small number of M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. We have a thriving internship programme that collaborates with art institutions in Hong Kong and abroad.

Humanities research is well-supported at The University of Hong Kong, with excellent library resources and various grant opportunities. Many of these grants include funding for research travel and teaching relief to enable faculty to pursue and publish scholarship. The University of Hong Kong fosters an intellectually lively and vigorous environment and the Department of Art History actively promotes research and graduate student seminars and participates in community programmes to enrich awareness of the values of artistic endeavour in all human expression.

The Role

The Faculty of Arts seeks to appoint a senior art historian in 20th-century art. We seek someone who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses on art in Europe and the US between the 1890s and 1970s. We welcome specialisations that engage with an expanded geography of modernism. The ideal candidate will be an internationally recognised academic with a passion for both research and teaching.

Terms of Appointment

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

How to Apply

To apply, or to download further information about the role, please visit quoting reference number 4879.

Initial inquiries may be directed to Hanyu Chen of Perrett Laver by email ( ) or by phone +852 3955 9675.

Applications should consist of a covering letter together with an up-to-date CV. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until January 29, 2021 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

Advertised: Jan 5, 2021 (HK Time)
Applications close: Jan 29, 2021 (HK Time)

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