Assistant or Associate Professor of Classical, Medieval, or Renaissance Art History and/or Material Culture
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 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.
Assistant or Associate Professor of Classical, Medieval, or Renaissance Art History and/or Material Culture (Ref.: 201701395)
The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for the position of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (with tenure) in Classical, Medieval, or Renaissance art history and/or material culture.
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to rigorous and innovative research, and the potential to make a significant contribution to their field. We especially welcome applicants who can extend the methodological as well as chronological range of the Department’s work, while supporting our dedication to the highest standards of teaching and research.
The Department of Fine Arts (http://www.fa.hku.hk) is one of the leading art history faculties in Asia, and currently includes specialists in Asian art (from antiquity to the present day) and in Western art (from the baroque to contemporary periods). The Department achieved outstanding results in Hong Kong’s last Research Assessment Exercise (2014). The Faculty of Arts, of which we are a part, is highly ranked internationally (currently 13 in QS and 28 in THE global rankings by Arts and Humanities subjects).
Humanities research at HKU is well-supported, with excellent library resources, research grants from the University and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and support for research-related travel and teaching relief. Teaching load is three courses per year and all instruction is in English. There are on average 35 undergraduate majors per year, as well as a small number of M.Phil. and Ph.D. students.
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), while the associate professor salary range is HK$847,500 -$1,346,940. 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, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2018. Associate professors will be hired with tenure. At the assistant professor level, the appointment will initially be on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit the following materials to AP1395@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, not more than two pages long; a C.V.; a writing sample; a portfolio of past teaching materials and evaluations; three one-paragraph proposals for courses you would wish to teach; and three confidential letters of recommendation sent by your recommenders. Applications (including all recommendation letters) should be submitted by December 15, 2017. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.
For inquiries, please contact the Department chairperson, Prof. Greg Thomas, at email@example.com.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity, and transparency
|Primary Category:||Art / Art History
|Secondary Categories:||Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies