Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Contemporary art history
(Ref.: 201601330)

The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in contemporary art history. 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 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 contemporary art history and in other areas that extend and complement our existing curriculum. An ability to offer courses that give prominence to contemporary Asian art and which make use of the possibilities of Hong Kong as a contemporary art centre would be considered an advantage. 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 globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits.  The Assistant Professor salary range is currently HK$645,900 – $998,280 per annum (roughly US$82,808 – $127,985 at current exchange rates). At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should submit the following materials to AP1330@hku.hk: a completed application form (341/1111); 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 https://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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