Professor of 20th Century Art

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University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Role Managed by:

Hanyu Chen

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate upon experience

Closing Date: 29/01/2021

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The Faculty of Arts at The University of Hong Kong seeks to appoint a senior art historian to the position of Professor of 20th Century Art.

About 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 with community programs to enrich awareness of the values of artistic endeavour in all human expression. 

About HKU

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is committed to the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research. The University of Hong Kong has been at the forefront of academic scholarship for many years and offers a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

HKU has a total of around 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

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 specializations that engages 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

Appointment will be on a tenured basis. A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

How to Apply

The executive search firm Perrett Laver is supporting the HKU Faculty of Arts in this recruitment exercise. Applications and initial inquiries may be directed to Hanyu Chen via this page.

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.

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