Arts of China Consortium

(formerly Chinese and Japanese Art History WWW Virtual Library)
hosted by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University




Academia Sinica: archaeology
Art Institute of Chicago: Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art
Art Radar Asia
- Managing Editor
- Writer/Journalist – Contemporary Art

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco: Curator of Chinese Art
Barnard College: urban studies
Birmingham City University: Collaborative Doctoral Award with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Bonhams: Receiver/Inventory Controller Asian Art - New York
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery: Public Programme Officer, Ahead of the Curve: New China from China

British Museum: Keeper of Asia
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art: Collaborative Doctoral Award with Birmingham City University
Chinese University of Hong Kong: post-doc, Art Museum
Christie's Canada: intern
College of William and Mary: post-doc, Asian and Middle East Studies
Dissertation Reviews: field editor, Asian art history
M+: Design Trust Fellowship
MOCA Shanghai: internships

National University of Singapore: post-docs, Asia Research Institute
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Creative Director
University of Alberta: Managing Curator, The Mactaggart Art Collection
University of Pennsylvania
- pre-modern Chinese studies
- post-docs, "Sex"  
University of Queensland: post-docs
University of San Francisco: Assistant Director, Center for the Pacific Rim
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: internships
Yale-NUS College: any field of art history

Listings below are organized chronologically by application deadline; those with no deadlines are at the bottom of list.

University of Alberta

[from CAA, 10/16/13]

Managing Curator, The Mactaggart Art Collection
University of Alberta Museums
Internal Number: A106621133

The University of Alberta is seeking a Curator for the Mactaggart Art Collection, a world-renowned Asian Art collection. The Mactaggart Art Collection consists of works of art and textiles from a range of countries, time periods and traditions. More than 600 textiles, costumes and related artifacts date from the Song (960-1279), Ming (1314-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties. The art collection is comprised of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, albums and engravings with great strength in Qing court paintings. This collection situates the University of Alberta Art Collection within the same company as only a handful of other museums in the world with similar collections.

The Mactaggart Art Collection is one of 29 collections that comprise the University of Alberta Museums, an award-winning and leading model for teaching, research, discovery learning and access in post-secondary institutions. The University of Alberta is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines that range from art to zoology, supported by a dynamic curatorial community.

The Curator, Mactaggart Art Collection, is a new position and the successful candidate will set a vision for the collection, integrating it into the Universitys academic and community outreach programs and thinking creatively to advance the Universitys vision "to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the worlds great universities for the public good."

Reporting to the Executive Director, Museums and Collections Services, the Curator, Mactaggart Art Collection, is accountable for the overall research, development, management and program implementation of The Mactaggart Art Collection. The Curator, (Mactaggart Art Collection) works as part of a curatorial team which includes the Curator (Historical Art Collection), and the Curator (Contemporary Art), and works collaboratively with the Museums and Collections Services Management Team.

Major areas of responsibility include:
- Collection development and rationalization including new acquisitions and deaccessions
- Independent research resulting in exhibitions, publications, web-based projects/databases and targeted public programs
- Ensuring physical and intellectual access to the Collection
- Fund and resource development related to the Collection
- Teaching and or/delivering workshops, lectures and seminars

The ideal candidate will be an experienced scholar with a minimum of a Masters degree (PhD preferred) in Asian art history and culture or related discipline. Ability to read and translate traditional Chinese script is desirable. He/she will have a proven research and publication track record and must demonstrate passion for developing a museum collection within an international discovery learning environment. Core competencies include: achievement orientation, analytical thinking, conceptual thinking, flexibility, impact and influence, organizational awareness, planning and initiative, self-confidence, self-development, sense of urgency, and team leadership and team cooperation.

The University of Alberta has grown into one of the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world. The U of A serves 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff in four campuses and offers close to 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties. It is located in Edmonton, Alberta - Canadas Festival City - which is home to more than a million people and boasts a river valley with North Americas largest urban parkland of biking and hiking trails, and is less than four hours east of the Rockies in the heart of Canadas most prosperous province.

Applications will begin being reviewed by December 6, 2013; however, this competition will remain open until filled.

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has an appointment of 5 years and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at and annual salary range of $55,035 - $75,687, salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Apply online at Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight MST of the closing date. [Applications by mail or fax to:]

University of Alberta Museums
Attn: Christina Marocco, Admin. Team Lead
Ring House #1
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1
fax (780) 492-6185

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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Yale-NUS College

[from CAA, 9/6/13]

Junior and Senior Art Historians

The newly established Yale-NUS College in Singapore, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, seeks to hire two art historians, one at the Senior and one at the Junior level in any field of art history. The Senior position will be a tenured position as Associate Professor or Professor of Humanities; the Junior position will be tenure-track. The College is developing strong programs in art history integrated into the broader study of the Humanities. These are supported by the endowed Chen Chong Swee Asian Arts Program. Expertise in the arts of Asia is desirable but not required.

Yale-NUS College seeks outstanding teacher-scholars, who are committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, who are active researchers, and who enjoy closely mentoring students. Regardless of their field of specialization, candidates should be enthusiastic about contributing to an interdisciplinary common curriculum in the liberal arts.

Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. The College expects further rounds of hiring over the next few years as the student body increases. Yale-NUS College is committed to supporting faculty research through generous startup grants, annual research and travel budgets, and sabbatical leave.

For all general inquiries, please contact Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For additional information about Yale-NUS College and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, and to apply, we invite you to our web site at:

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Art Radar Asia

[from Art Radar, 4/20/14]

Managing Editor

Art Radar, one of the leading online platforms covering contemporary art news and trends in Asia and beyond, is seeking a Managing Editor to oversee all editorial content, site management and related projects. Art Radar has over 25,000 unique visitors a month and over 15,000 followers and fans.

Day to day responsibilities include:
- Commissioning, editing and publishing up to 10 contemporary art stories per week
- Managing a team of around 5 staff members
- Maintaining a wider pool of freelancers and guest contributors, and soliciting regular content from these sources
- Maintaining the Art Radar site, including regular updates
- Working with the Executive Editor on content creation and project management
- Promoting the website and its content through social media and SEO
- Building the readership
- Managing collateral content creation projects as and when necessary
Art Radar operates remotely, with staff members working from home across the world. As such, applicants for this position can be based anywhere in the world, although applicants living in the Asia region will be given preference.

Successful candidates must:
- have a strong background in journalism, contemporary art, art history or online publishing.
- have experience using WordPress, with knowledge of HTML and CSS beneficial.
- be familiar with using online tools, e.g., Google Analytics, to create long and short-term content strategy
- be confident managing a remote team of contract and freelance staff.
- have native-level English language ability, written and spoken.
- have a tertiary-level education.
- have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
Experience creating video and other multimedia content is desired, but not essential.

The Editor's salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please email your resume, a cover letter and two relevant writing samples to Application deadline: Sunday 28 April 2013. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e- mail and will be required to attend up to two interviews over Skype. Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted. Please direct questions about this position to

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Chinese University of Hong Kong

[from H-NET, 4/14/14]

Fine Arts Postdoctoral Curatorial and Teaching Fellowship (2014-16)

The Art Museum and the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, invite applications for a postdoctoral curatorial and teaching fellowship for 2014-2015, with the possibility to extend the fellowship for another year to 2016. The fellow will be expected to participate in and contribute to scholarly events organized by the Department and/or Museum. In addition to teaching one course or seminar per year on areas of his/her specialization, the fellow will take an active or leading role in curating a scholarly exhibition that may either be related to his/her doctoral research or the permanent collection of the Art Museum. Applicants interested in planning an exhibition related to their doctoral research should provide a checklist of potential loans. For applicants interested in working on the permanent collection, those with expertise in the following subject areas are especially encouraged to apply:

1) Mid-twentieth century Chinese calligraphy and ink painting: The Art Museum has recently acquired representative works by Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Liang Qichao (1873-1929), Lin Sanzhi (1898-1989), Shang Chengzuo (1902-1991), Tai Jingnong (1903-1990), Li Keran (1907-1989), Rong Geng (1894-1983), Wu Zaiyan (1911-2001), Qi Gong (1912-2005), Fang Zhaolin (1914-2006), Rao Zongyi (b. 1917), etc.
2) Sheng Xuanhuai (1844-1916): The Art Museum is a key repository of the Sheng Xuanhuai archive that consists of thousands of letters, many of which have not been published.
3) Ming and Qing paintings: The Art Museum has a comprehensive collection of paintings and calligraphy by Guangdong artists, as well as other well known painters.
4) Guangdong furniture from the Qing to the Republican period: The Art Museum has a large collection of hardwood furniture made in Guangdong during the late Qing and Republican period.
5) Islamic jade, Southeast Asian ceramics, and European glass: The Art Museum is planning loan exhibitions on these subjects that explore cultural interactions between China and other regions.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or international equivalent) in Art History or a field related to one of the areas listed above and conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship. Research-travel funds up to USD $5,000 may be awarded.

Appointment will be made on contract basis for one year commencing August 2014, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Interested applicants should send a research statement, resumé (with e-mail address) indicating teaching experience, one writing sample (an article or dissertation chapter), and names of three referees to:

Post-doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
Art Museum
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
tel +(852) 39437416
e-mail <>.

Closing date: 5 May 2014.

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Art Radar Asia

[from Art Radar, 4/27/14]

Writer/Journalist – Contemporary Art

Art Radar, one of the leading online platforms covering contemporary art news and trends in Asia and beyond, is seeking a Staff Writer to write news and feature articles related to contemporary art in Asia and internationally.

Articles will be assigned by our Editor to the Staff Writer a number of weeks to one/two days in advance of the deadline. The Staff Writer will be asked to:
- conduct thorough research for articles including on- and off-line research and telephone/Skype/e-mail/in-person interviewing.
- write articles from research.
- source appropriate and copyright free and/or approved images for articles.
- upload article text and images to our website (WordPress).
- make any required changes/additions to articles at the request of the Editor.
- promote articles via our social media channels and e-mail.
- communicate any potential or real problems with articles to the Editor via e-mail and/or Skype (Art Radar operates a remote office only, with an internationally based staff.)
Articles will typically be between 500 and 1500 words in length with a variety of lengths required in one week. Click here to scroll through our most recent articles. While all articles relate to contemporary art in Asia and beyond, the variety of topics may be extensive. For a list of the topics covered by Art Radar to date, please visit our Topics page.

Art Radar operates remotely, with staff members working from home (or cafes!) across the world. As such, applicants for this position can be based anywhere in the world, although applicants living in the Asia region will be given preference.

Successful candidates must:
- commit to regular hours each week during weekdays, and be flexible on weekends (possibly at short notice).
- be able to quickly find information using on- and off-line research methods.
- have a tertiary-level education.
- have reliable access to the internet and their own computer.
- have native-level English language ability, written and spoken.
- have experience writing for an online publication.
- be familiar with the WordPress platform.
- be familiar with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
- have a background in art history, contemporary art, the art market or a related field.
Experience conducting interviews as part of research for written articles is strongly desired. Experience creating video and other multimedia content is desired, but not essential.

The Staff Writer will be paid a fixed rate of USD 400 per month and will be required to work 20-25 hours each week of the month.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV, a cover letter and two relevant writing samples to Application deadline: Monday 5 May 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail and will be required to attend up to two interviews over Skype and do a short writing test. Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted. Please direct questions about this position to

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College of William and Mary

[from H-NET, 3/17/14]

Mellon Fellow, Asian and Middle East Studies

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Program at The College of William and Mary invites applications for a Mellon Faculty Fellow position in the humanities or humanistic social sciences whose research and teaching focuses on South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, or the Middle East. AMES is a concentration within the interdisciplinary major of Global Studies, and is supported by over 30 faculty affiliates from eleven departments. As a multiregional program, AMES seeks to enrich our understanding of a broadly conceived "Asia" in relation to other parts of the world.

The required qualifications are Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment (August 10, 2014) and a demonstrated interest in blending undergraduate teaching with research in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. As a liberal arts university dedicated to the joint pursuit of research and teaching, The College offers the successful candidate a unique platform for professional advancement: research-based teaching, mentorship, and support for independent scholarship and conference travel. Successful candidates will have a one-year appointment with a possibility of renewal, a reduced three-course load per year, and a salary of $50,000. All application materials must be submitted online at

Items required include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, a sample syllabus. You will be prompted to submit online the names and e-mail addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, May 15th. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed, and the position will be open until filled.

William and Mary is a highly selective public university that values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

Contact: Monika Van Tassel.

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University of Queensland

[from H-ARTHIST, 4/11/14]

The University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2015
Closing date: 19 May 2014

Applications are invited for the University of Queensland Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015. Please note, applicants interested in applying for a Fellowship in the field of Architecture should contact the UQ School of Architecture's Research Director, Dr Antony Moulis prior to submitting an application.

The University of Queensland (UQ) invites applications for a limited number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in 2015, to be awarded to early career researchers of exceptional calibre wishing to conduct full-time research at the University in any of its disciplines. In particular, the scheme aims to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University in areas of institutional research priority.

All applicants must fulfil the eligibility criteria listed in the Guidelines. The period of appointment will be for three years and appointees are expected to commence in early 2015. The current salary range for the award is on a four-level scale from A$71,528.60 to A$79,708.50, plus 17% superannuation. Each appointee will be entitled to maintenance funds of A$20,000 over the term of the Fellowship to support research costs. Appointees relocating from interstate or overseas will be entitled to reimbursement of travel and relocation costs.

The Guidelines, Conditions of Award and Application Form are available online. For further information, contact

The University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women 2015
Closing date: 19 May 2014

The University of Queensland (UQ) invites applications for a small number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women to commence in 2015. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Women have been developed in accordance with the University's research strategy to introduce special initiatives to advance women in research. The purpose of the Fellowships is to assist eligible women to re-establish their academic research careers following a career break or interruption.

It is anticipated a full-time and half-time position will be available, both over a period of three years. The research must be conducted at The University of Queensland in any of its disciplines. All applicants must fulfil the eligibility criteria listed in the Guidelines.

The period of appointment will be for three years and appointees are expected to commence in early 2015. The current salary range for the award is on a three-level scale from A$74,254.69 to $79,708.50, plus 17% superannuation. Each appointee will be entitled to maintenance funds of A$20,000 over the term of the Fellowship to support research costs. Appointees relocating from interstate or overseas will be entitled to reimbursement of travel and relocation costs.

Further information, including the Guidelines, Conditions of Award and Application Form are available online. Queries regarding the scheme may be directed to

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University of Zürich

[from H-ARTHIST, 4/16/14]

2 Ph.D. positions in art history, "Holy Spaces in Modernity. Transformations and Architectural Manifestations"

The project "Holy Spaces in Modernity" is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in connection with a SNSF-Professorship at the Institute of Art History, University of Zürich. It focuses on transformations in the understanding of holiness since the late 18th century and analyzes the resulting architectural manifestations of holy spaces in a global perspective. Holy spaces are sociocultural constructions of symbolically densified sites which impart collective value systems and shape social action and identity. The project concentrates on artistic practices in architecture, town planning, heritage preservation, and archaeology in the processes of establishing, manifesting, and/or transforming spaces coded as holy sites. The project aims at developing spatial typologies and ideological patterns of holiness and hereby tries to re-position phenomena of the holy from the modern age to the present time. It will take up recent discussions on myth and the power of holy spaces and their instrumentalization in sociopolitical and cultural-religious conflicts.

The project comprises three doctoral positions (SNSF-salary scale/Ph.D.) in total. Applicants are expected to be dedicated and highly qualified young researchers, who will have the opportunity to explore architectural practices for aesthetic and ideological formations of holy spaces from the 19th to the 21st century, focusing on the three major world religious cultures. The project distinguishes between:

I. historically established holy sites whose interpretative patterns have been renegotiated in the modern age and which are sometimes contested in religious conflicts about space and power: How do architectural practices as well as preservation and archaeological activities contribute to territorial and religious/political appropriations of holy sites?

II. holy-auratic alternative sites that newly create and promote social order and identity as a consequence of semantic transformations in the understanding of the sacred and the profane: This topic is dedicated to the study of the production of auratic spaces in Classicism and Romanticism in the context of aesthetic theories and nationalist movements.

III. typological patterns of collectively created holy spatiality: it intends to analyze building typologies like museums, governmental architecture, national monuments etc. and asks for their collective meaning and social consequences for identity formation in modern and contemporary global perspectives.

Dissertation proposals should fit within the overall framework of "Holy Spaces in Modernity" and may address differing cultural contexts, geographical regions, and time periods in relation to the three major world religions. Comparative studies and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. While candidates should focus on individual dissertation projects they are expected to strongly participate in the activities of the umbrella research project, too. Begin: ca. September 1, 2014, maximum term until May 31, 2018. For further information please contact Anna Minta.

Applications must include:
- Motivation letter explaining the applicant's interest und qualification for the position
- Abstract of intended dissertation project (10.000 characters plus footnotes, max. 5 pages)
- Curriculum vitae and documentation of an academic degree that qualifies for a doctoral dissertation in art history
- Name and contact details of two possible academic referees.

Please send your application in English or German no later than May 31, 2014 to PD Dr. Anna Minta, SNSF-Professor (from June 1, 2014)
- as one document in pdf-format to:
- by mail to:

PD Dr. Anna Minta
Bern University
Dept. of Art History
Hodlerstr. 8
CH 3011 Bern

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University of San Francisco

[from H-NET, 3/17/14]

Assistant Director, Center for the Pacific Rim
Department: Arts & Sciences
Job Type: Full-Time

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director provides key operational and administrative support for the Executive Director and the Center. The successful applicant will be responsible for and work closely with the Executive Director in the areas of grant writing and administration, communications and marketing, and event management and public programs. The Assistant Director's main responsibilities include: public program coordination, grant writing and administration, creation of the Center's e-newsletter, conference planning and organization, and events management.

Job Responsibilities:
- First point of contact for communications and visitors to the Center related to public programs, visiting scholars, fellowship programs and conferences/events.
- Prepare Center communications and marketing materials for approval by the Executive Director.
- Assist Executive Director with strategic planning for public programs, conferences, and events.
- Research and identify grant opportunities and write grants to fund conferences and projects for approval by the Executive Director and Director for Research.
- Coordinate the publication of the Center's e-newsletter; solicit articles from Center faculty and staff, write additional articles and edit the final draft of the publication.
- Responsible for the daily administrative work of the Center for the Pacific Rim to include coordinating and running public programs, administering grant awards, and managing conferences and special events for the Center.
- Assist with website administration for Center and its academic journal.
- Responsible for additional duties/projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to Asia Pacific Studies; Master's Degree desirable
- At least four years of experience working in higher education, with preference for areas related to international programs or student services
- Excellent communication skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Demonstrated academic knowledge of East Asia and/or the Asia Pacific
- 2-3 years of proven grant writing experience that have resulted in grant awards

Other Responsibilities:
- Experience working with people of diverse/multicultural backgrounds, or in student services with a diverse graduate population is preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and computer programs to manage data and information is required. Proficiency with graphic design software such as InDesign preferred.
- Experience in customer service and web-editing software preferred.
- Qualified candidates must have proven prioritization/time management, verbal and written communication and project management skills.
- The ability to identify resources, solve problems and take initiative is critical.
- Candidates must have excellent attention to detail and creativity.
- Ability to build strong relationships and effective partnerships/collaborations is key.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Closing date: 15 June 2014.

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

[from Bristol City Council, 6/13/14]

Public Programme Officer, Ahead of the Curve: New China from China
Reference: 24591
Working Hours: Full time
Employment Type: Fixed term to Aug 2015
Salary: £22,443- £24,892
Closing Date: 16 June 2014

Location: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens' Road, Bristol BS8 1RL, with some work at The Wilson, Cheltenham, and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Bristol is a vibrant European city with culture embedded in everyday life. As a location, partnerships across the city enable an exciting cultural offer for the people of the city and visitors to the city. Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives (BMGA) is central to this cultural offer and is at the heart of Bristol's history, identity, global recognition and life.

Arts Council England has awarded a grant to support a touring exhibition from China of contemporary ceramics and glass Ahead of the Curve: New China from China. The exhibition will tour to The Wilson, Cheltenham, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent, between autumn 2014 and summer 2015.

The museum service seeks a Public Programmes Officer, who will act as a coordinator for the exhibition, liaising with the Two Cities Gallery, Shanghai and the three museum venues. The work will include:

- coordinating the selection of artworks and transport from China
- coordinating the editing and production of exhibition text and catalogue
- assisting with the exhibition installation and de-rig at each venue
- liaising with curators at the three museum venues regarding the displays of historic Chinese material and inputting to these where necessary, for example by updating label text where required
- working with registrars/curators at each venue to finalise loan agreements and arrange Government Indemnity Insurance
- arranging, with input from exhibition curators, a symposium on the theme of contemporary Chinese ceramics and glass to be held at The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
- assisting with marketing the exhibition and symposium to our target audiences of students of ceramics and glass, practising artists, Chinese community groups and individuals, visitors with a general interest in art and design and tourists
- helping to recruit and manage student volunteer guides at each venue
- completing short audience evaluations at each exhibition venue
- drafting project report and completing legacy web pages for each UK venue's website

The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of Chinese ceramics and glass ancient and modern, a detailed understanding of museum procedures along with the drive and ambition to ensure the success of the exhibition and symposium.

The candidate must have a good working knowledge of written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin). He / she will be based at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, reporting to the Senior Collections Officer, Visual Arts. Some travel between the three venues will be required, involving some overnight stays in Stoke-on-Trent.

Finally he/she must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the contract.

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Birmingham City University and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

[courtesy of C. Booth, 6/9/14]

AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award

Birmingham City University (BCU) and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are pleased to announce the availability of an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award for an October 2014 start.

This proposal concerns a collaboration between Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, BCU and CFCCA in Manchester. CFCCA is now at a pivotal point working nationally extending knowledge about Chinese art and developing conversations and debates about the meaning of "China's Century" and the global shift east. This timely project will provide a unique case study to develop a practice-led curatorial research critically examining contemporary Chinese art through cultural and socio-political perspectives. This project aims to understand CFCCA's strategies and to reassess the significance of curating, interpreting, and defining Chinese contemporary art in the West, and to explore the value of Chinese contemporary art, engaging local and national communities in the UK. The principal outcome will be new contribution to knowledge and understanding regarding the complex relationship between Chinese contemporary art and its multi-cultural audiences in the UK and in the West based on a specific case study of CFCCA. It will extend to a critical examination on the "art" within an "other" cultural context, its curatorial strategy and translatability and will develop a coherent theoretical perspective on the curatorial practice.

The project will be jointly supervised by Jiang Jiehong, Professor of Chinese Art at Birmingham City University, and Sarah Fisher, Director of the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates from a range of disciplines including contemporary art, curating, museum studies, art education and visual and cultural studies or a related area where candidates are able to demonstrate the application of their existing knowledge and discipline to the research aims.

Collaborative Doctoral Awards provide support for three years of full-time study leading to a doctoral degree. A full award includes tuition fees and a maintenance grant. The maintenance grant will meet the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend level set by the UK Research Councils, for 2013/14 (last year) this is £13,726.

For further information about eligibility and the application process please visit:

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18th June 2014.
Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on Tuesday 24th June 2014.

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University of Pennsylvania

[from H-NET, 3/29/14]

Lecturer in Pre-Modern Chinese Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer in pre-modern Chinese studies, for the academic year 2014-15. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. The successful candidate will teach two classes each semester, and will be responsible for directing the Department's M.A. program. The Ph.D. degree is expected at the time of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application should specify a date for completion and awarding of the degree in their cover letter.

Candidates should apply online at Submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of scholarly work (the sample for candidates who are ABD should be a chapter of the dissertation). Also submit the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Margaret Guinan, Assistant to the Chair

Closing Date: 26 June 2014.

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[courtesy of J. Wong, 5/13/14]

Design Trust Fellowship 2014-2015

The M+ / Design Trust Fellowship programme aims to support an original research project investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region. Apart from expanding the current body of knowledge in these areas, it is hoped that the findings from the fellowship will also inform future acquisitions and other programmes at M+.

Applicants should engage in advanced historical research on either a single discipline, such as architecture, graphic design, industrial design and urbanism, or cross-disciplinary developments, taking into consideration the region's cultural, social, economic and political milieus as well as its international and cross-cultural networks. Although post-1949 topics are preferred, exceptional proposals focusing on issues related to the beginning of the twentieth century will also be considered.

The successful applicant will be attached to M+ for three to six months between September 2014 and September 2015, conducting independent research on a full-time basis. The fellow is encouraged to engage in intellectual exchanges with the museum's curatorial staff and participate in its programmes. While outcomes may vary, the fellowship should at the minimum result in a paper (5,000 words or more) disseminated digitally or in print through Design Trust and M+'s platforms, as well as a talk as part of the museum's public programme.

Applications are welcome from individuals of all nationalities whose areas of research are in design, architecture or a related field. If necessary, Design Trust will endeavour to aid the successful candidate in obtaining a visa. However, the provision of the fellowship will ultimately depend on the result of the visa application. Applicants should either hold a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline or an undergraduate degree with minimum 3 years relevant professional work or academic research experience. Proficiency in spoken and written English is also required.

The M+ / Design Trust Fellow will be provided a monthly lump-sum stipend of $40,000 HKD (equivalent to around $5,150 USD) for three to six months to cover research-related and living costs. An overseas fellow may request a one-time travel subsidy of up to $10,000 HKD (equivalent to around $1,290 USD), covering the transportation to and from the place of origin and Hong Kong.

Deadline: June 30 2014
For more information and application instructions, please visit:
For enquiries, please contact:

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Academia Sinica

[from H-NET, 4/2/14]

Assistant Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow: Archaeology
(positions roughly correspond to assistant professor, associate professor, and professor at a US university)

Areas of specialization (in priority order): Archaeology of South East Asia and Oceania, Taiwan Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology and Archaeological Sciences (field work experience is mandatory)

The Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica invites applications for a full-time research position. Academia Sinica in Taiwan is an all-research institution, and the successful applicant may devote all of his or her time to research and publications, and expect generous research support. Applicants need not be able to publish in Chinese, but the ability to communicate in spoken Chinese is required.

Applicants must have a PhD or have defended by the application deadline. (Those who have yet to receive the diploma must provide proof of having passed the oral exam or of approval of the dissertation.)

Please submit the following materials:
(1) Application Form (please download the form from the website below),
(2) List of academic publications,
(3) Copy of PhD diploma or PhD certification (or proof of having passed the oral exam or review),
(4) Two- to five-page statement of research plans,
(5) Reference about archaeological field work experience,
(6) Writing samples from the last five years (up to three publications for the Assistant Research Fellow rank, and up to six for Associate Research Fellow and above). If a PhD dissertation is to be used, please submit the entire dissertation and not excerpted chapters, (7) Two letters of recommendation sent by the recommenders directly to the IHP.

Please send application materials to:
Employment Review Committee
Institute of History & Philology
Academia Sinica
128 Academia Road, Section 2
Nankang, Taipei
Taiwan 11529
fax +886-2-27831815

Applications must be received no later than June 30, 2014. Please alert us by email upon sending an application.

Applicants for the Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow rank should contact the IHP about the qualification requirement before applying. Address any question to Ms. Ching-fen Chen, Secretariat.

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National University of Singapore

[from H-NET, 6/5/14]

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) was established in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its mission is to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region. It engages the humanities and social sciences as broadly defined and probes the interdisciplinary frontiers between and beyond disciplines.

All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences and humanities. Apart from the quality of research, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of the research topic to ARI's specific cluster of research. Applicants are invited to apply for the following five types of job opportunities (Choose only ONE):

Senior Research Fellowships
Research Fellowships

Applications are invited for commencement either in:
- Nov/Dec 2014; Candidates able to commence in Nov/Dec 2014 must send in their applications by 1 July 2014
- or Jun/Jul 2015
- or Dec 2015/Jan 2016.

1. Interested applicants must have a PhD from a reputable university and with strong publication record preferably in English Language.
2. Only candidates with more than 5 years of research experience after their PhD may apply for the Senior Research Fellowship position.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for commencement either in:
- Nov/Dec 2014; Candidates able to commence in Nov/Dec 2014 must send in their applications by 1 July 2014
- or Jun/Jul 2015
- or Dec 2015/Jan 2016.

1. Candidates must have fulfilled all requirements of securing a PhD from a reputable university.
2. If you are still a PhD candidate at the point of application, you may also apply provided that you are confirmed for graduation by your commencement date at ARI. A letter from your university will be required to confirm your graduation date.

Visiting Senior Research Fellowships
Visiting Senior Research Fellowships (Sabbatical)

Applications are invited for commencement either in:
- Nov/Dec 2014; Candidates able to commence in Nov/Dec 2014 must send in their applications by 1 July 2014
- or Apr 2015, or Jul 2015, or Oct 2015

1. Visiting Senior Fellow appointments at ARI are intended to enable the sharing of expertise to harness world-class research capability by collaborating with senior international experts in the field.
2. The Visiting Senior Research Fellowships (Sabbatical) are intended mainly for researchers who are in active employment of their home institution. Therefore, applicants are expected to be self-funded.
3. Candidates must have extensive research experience after their PhD and a strong publication record in the field.
4. Both positions are for a 3-month term.

Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their applications, consisting of:

  1. A completed application form. Please ensure that the application form submitted is in MS Word or equivalent editable formats only.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Synopsis of the proposed research project (maximum of 8-10 single-lined pages).
  4. At least one short sample of published work, preferably in English.
  5. It is primarily your responsibility to ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via e-mail reporting on the applicant's academic standing and on the applicant's research project by 15 August 2014.
  6. Reference letters must clearly state your name, the position and cluster applied for.
  7. Closing date for applications is 15 August 2014. You should check with your referees that they have submitted their references by the closing date.
  8. Submissions of applications, reference letters and/or queries are to be submitted via e-mail to
  9. For more information about job scope, remuneration and other benefits, please visit our ARI website: "Opportunities."
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British Museum

[from BM, 6/9/14]

Keeper of Asia
Reference: 1420191
Salary: £58,482 per annum
Contract: Permanent (Full Time)
Closing date: Wednesday 2nd July 2014 12pm Noon

As Keeper of Asia you will lead and manage the Museum's teams responsible for, East Asia, South-East Asia, and South Asia. You will ensure that the Museum maintains its academic reputation in the UK and internationally in the relevant subject areas and ensure that the work of department staff is fully integrated into the work of the Museum as a whole, and play a key role in its future development.

Key areas of responsibility:
- To lead, manage, and inspire the staff of a wide-ranging department within the context of Museum policies and strategies.
- To direct the research and collecting priorities of the department's curators within the context of the relevant Museum strategies, to assist in fundraising for these areas, and to ensure their timely delivery and publication.
- To lead the shaping and delivery of concepts and intellectual content for permanent galleries, temporary exhibitions, and digital programmes.
- To be a member of the Museum's senior management structure, and to represent the department and the Museum internally and externally, as appropriate.
- To ensure that appropriate links are developed and maintained with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Other duties as directed

The ideal candidate will have at minimum a good honours degree in history, art history, archaeology or social/cultural anthropology with a doctorate and post-doctoral experience relevant to the work of the Asia department. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have experience in managing a team of specialists and be able to provide examples of proven administrative and managerial ability. You will also be a recognised specialist in one academic field relevant to the department's areas of expertise. The successful candidate will also have experience of relationships with relevant international bodies and institutions and be able to interact well with the media. You will be an excellent communicator with fluent, relevant language skills.

Founded in 1753, the British Museum's remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.5 million visitors in 2013, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Sculptures, and the Egyptian mummies, the sculptures from Amaravati and the Admonitions Scroll.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:
- Membership of the civil service pension scheme
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
- Interest-free season ticket loan
- Child care voucher scheme
- Professional & personal development opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you have any queries regarding this role, please e-mail us at or call +44 (0)845 601 1124. Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of any e-mail and at the beginning of a call.

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

[from VMFA, 10/22/12]

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has offered students the opportunity to intern with the staff since 1940. Interns work under the guidance of museum staff and participate in the ongoing work of the department. Internships acquaint students with the challenges and rewards of planning and implementing a variety of projects, programs, and services and introduce them to specific areas of the museum profession.

The museum currently offers academic year and summer internships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining practical museum experience and who have a strong interest in a museum career. Undergraduates must have completed their sophomore year to apply. The candidates relevant study or experience will determine placement. First-choice placement will be made when possible, but candidates should also indicate a second and third department/office placement preference. Museum staff review application materials and finalists are contacted for interviews.

The number of hours varies depending on whether students are receiving academic credit from their schools for the internship. A minimum of 8- to 12-hour commitments per week is expected during the fall and spring semesters. No stipends are provided.

Fall semester: Jul 1
Spring semester: Nov 15
Summer semester: Mar 15

[See detailed information on application at]

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Art Insitute of Chicago

[courtesy of K. Tsiang and H-NET, 4/17/14]

Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art

The Art Institute of Chicago seeks applications for an experienced curator and administrator in the field of Chinese Art to serve as the Pritzker Chair of the Department of Asian Art as well as the Chinese art curator. The Chair provides strong leadership and a forward vision in the growth, research, management, presentation and interpretation of the collection, as well as develops a distinguished exhibition, research and publication program in Asian Art. He or she plays a vital role in the institution's strategic goal of enhancing the museum's visibility and reputation in Asia. The Pritzker Chair of Asian Art reports to the President and Director of the museum. He or she mentors and works with a team of 4 curators, the collection manager, departmental specialist, departmental technician and the secretary and assistant to the Chair.

The Art Institute of Chicago's distinguished Asian art collection comprises works spanning nearly five millennia from China, Korea, Japan, India, south Asia, and the Near and Middle East. It includes 35,000 objects, many of great archaeological and artistic significance, including Chinese bronzes, ceramics, and archaic jades; Chinese and Japanese textiles; Japanese screens and paintings; Indian and Persian miniature paintings; and Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture. The collection of Japanese woodblock prints is one of the finest in the world.

The successful candidate will be:
- A deft and innovative curator who brings energy and vision to the revitalization of a critically important department within the museum.
- A recognized and respected contributor to the field with an exceptional track record in both scholarship and major exhibitions.
- A nimble, creative and productive collaborator and leader.

- Oversees the Asian Art department and effectively works to enhance the holdings, visibility, and international reputation for the department, its curators, and its collections.
- Conceptualizes and proposes compelling and pioneering major exhibitions.
- Initiates and plans the organization, installation, and related publications for major exhibitions of Asian art as well as permanent collection gallery installations.
- Promotes curatorial excellence in the department through comprehensive research on and assessment of the collection, resulting in significant and original art historical publications and exhibitions.
- Develops a strategic plan for the focused growth of the department's collection. Recommends and prioritizes important acquisitions, as well as identifies objects for deaccession that do not meet the standards of the collection.
- Works with the Development Office and in consultation with the Director to fund acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, and departmental projects through strategic donor cultivation, grant proposals, and the enlightened stewardship of trustees, collectors and support groups.
- Collaborates with other museum departments to create content and programming that enhances the visitor's experience of the museum, as well as the public's interest in and understanding of Asian art.
- Works with the Deputy Director for Art and Research to develop a robust Asian Art component in the curriculum of the Mellon-funded Chicago Objects Study Initiative (COSI) and in the training of students in the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship program. Participates in the teaching and mentoring of students and fellows.
- Supervises and mentors staff, assigns responsibilities and projects, and evaluates performance.
- Oversees departmental budget, manages and prioritizes use of staff and financial resources.
- Coordinates efforts of multiple museum departments to ensure the accessibility, stability, and safety of the collection and temporary loans.
- Promotes the visibility of the department through lectures, conferences, and participation in professional organizations.

Minimum qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Art History (or comparable experience with history of scholarly publications) with a specialization in Chinese art and a broad understanding of Asian and Islamic art.
- Minimum of 8-10 years of museum (or related) experience.
- Demonstrated administrative, managerial, and people skills; experience with budget development and management.
- Extensive experience proposing and mounting major exhibitions that captivate and educate the public.
- Superb research skills and a strong record of scholarly publications in the field of Chinese art.
- Well-versed in the intellectual discourse and history of the art of Asia, especially China, and active participant in appropriate professional organizations (e.g. CAA, AAMC).
- Active familiarity with the international art market and track record of notable acquisitions.
- Strong connections to colleagues in Chinese museums and cultural bureaus, as well as institutions with focused collections in Asian art.
- Effective and enthusiastic steward able to work productively with Development in the cultivation of donors and museum supporters.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to create written content and deliver oral presentations that are scholarly yet accessible and expand the ways the public experiences art.
- Experience handling art objects, collaborating with conservators and conservation scientists, and an in-depth knowledge of materials and techniques.
- A team player, demonstrating a natural ability to contribute to a cooperative departmental culture.
- Written and oral proficiency in Mandarin. Knowledge of additional languages preferred.

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the largest and most prestigious fine art institutions in the world. It incorporates the museum, which is visited by millions of people every year who enjoy our distinguished collections, and The School of The Art Institute, which ranks as one of the top independent colleges in the United States and abroad in art and design. The Art Institute's outstanding reputation is based not only on its collections, facilities, and academic programs, but also on its team of dedicated professionals. The Art Institute offers a variety of occupations for various skill levels, which in turn contributes to the diverse activities of the organization. As a result, The Art Institute prides itself on effective, efficient, and productive operations.

But Wait, There's More! Here are some great advantages for joining the team:
- Awesome Paid Time Off Program
- Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
- Free admission to the Art Institute and other Chicago cultural institutions
- Exposure to art lectures, exhibitions, and other events that occur at the museum
- A chance to work with some of the best-in-class curators, designers, and innovators
- Tuition remission for all employees

Please submit letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Apply online at Closing date: 15 July 2014.

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

[from PFA, 5/14/14]

Creative Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Specifications: Receiving applications until July 21, 2014
Location: St. Louis
Reports To: Director
Reportees: Curatorial, Programs, Communication and Audience Development Departments

As a laboratory and sanctuary for the arts, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts' goal is to produce an unparalleled experience of art, design, and architecture through collaborations that are risk-taking and adventurous for our partners, our audiences, and ourselves. We aim to create the artistic and intellectual conditions for experimentation with new ideas that result in personal and/or organizational growth and innovation.

The Pulitzer Foundation is looking for a Creative Director who will support and expand these conditions and outcomes; identify individuals and institutions uniquely suited to take up the Pulitzer's challenge; develop and execute new collaborations; and help us imagine the future of art institutions more broadly. This new position integrates the production and reception of creative content, bringing together our curatorial and programming departments with communications and audience development departments. The Pulitzer is looking for a candidate who can help us define this new role, working in a synergistic manner with his/her counterpart, the Operations and Finance Director, and reporting to the Director.

For the past twelve years, the Pulitzer has organized two exhibitions a year, ranging from Old Masters to contemporary art. Though widely perceived as having a modern focus, the Pulitzer's curatorial platform is in no way limited by geography or timeframe. Currently exploring projects that include African reliquaries, nineteenth century museum practice, new media, design, twentieth century sculpture, and prehistoric art, the Pulitzer welcomes to its staff the addition of a Creative Director who can help us imagine new and unexpected topics and ideas for our projects and navigate the diversity and richness of our existing program.

The Pulitzer has a strong history of experimentation in programming. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs new music in our galleries in response to the work on view. Prison Performing Arts has worked with our staff to develop a job-training program for former prisoners and homeless veterans based on theater and visual arts practices. We recently emptied our galleries and commissioned David Scanavino to create a floor piece that became the basis for a nine-day event. Called "Reset," this program brought new collaborators to the Pulitzer, including break dancers, yoga practitioners, and nail artists, among others. In May we open PXSTL, a design-build competition and collaboration with the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at Washington University that will result in a six-month temporary structure designed by Freecell Architecture. Sited on a vacant lot across from the Pulitzer, PXSTL will be programmed entirely by community partners who responded to our open call for programming grants. Open call and invited competitions are becoming an increasingly important part of our creative process, and we are looking for a Creative Director who could to help us shape and develop this approach to our curatorial and programmatic work.

To date, our collaborators have included architects, musicians, children, social workers, students, artists, curators, educators, community activists, former prisoners and homeless veterans, theater professionals, literary talents, scientists, IT professionals, and drag queens, among others. We are looking for a colleague who will help us strengthen existing relationships and imagine new ones locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Pulitzer is in the midst of a rebranding process with Bruce Mau Design and will launch its new website late this summer. We will close our building in September to renovate our lower spaces, transforming them from storage to public spaces for exhibitions and programs. When we reopen next spring, we will not only expand our program, but also our public hours. We are looking for a Creative Director who wants to join us with these processes underway and help us shape the future of our remarkable laboratory for the arts and community engagement.

The Pulitzer is looking for someone who:

- wants to play a defining role in setting, articulating, and implementing the creative vision of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts by leading the creative/content wing of the organization (curatorial, programming, communications, and audience development departments), working in concert with the Operations and Finance Director and setting priorities with the Director.

- embraces collaboration as an exciting form of creativity; someone who would welcome equally the opportunity to initiate projects, bring his/her creativity to ones already in development, and open the call for participation through invited and public competitions.

- possesses a demonstrated track record of exploring the intersections of art and the world of ideas, experimenting with these connections on a range of creative platforms and exercising judgment about which ideas warrant development, testing, and eventually execution; someone who can transition from a period of initial excitement to long-term project planning and discipline.

- has a vast and varied network of contacts and would enjoy representing the Pulitzer locally and nationally; someone who is comfortable and integrated in the art world but has interests that often reach outside disciplinary boundaries and can connect the Pulitzer with new and unexpected partners; someone who would relish the opportunity to build or expand our St. Louis network and integrate the Pulitzer into national networks.

- can further develop and grow the Pulitzer's open call and invitational model of collaboration; someone who understands that collaboration requires relationship-building and the infrastructure to support it.

- desires a leadership position in a young, dynamic, and ever-evolving institution; someone who enjoys the ebb and flow of institutional experimentation and refinement, who can help set priorities, establish metrics, and track and react to failure and success; someone who would enjoy the challenge of developing, articulating, and advancing this new position inside the Pulitzer.

- could help articulate, contribute to, and narrate the story of the Pulitzer and its impact in order to lay the foundations for future collaborations and outside financial support.

- thrives in a creative and participatory team structure; someone who is a good listener, mentor, delegator, catalyst, and decision-maker; someone who knows both how to create a sense of urgency, as well as give time and space to colleagues and collaborators.

- enjoys the practical and daily aspects of a senior management role in an arts institution (near- and long-term planning and implementation, budgeting, project management, etc.).

- has an interest in social media and the internet as a creative platform, with a demonstrated track record of projects or participation in both; someone who sees communications through a creative lens and values equally the production and reception of the creative product.

- five to seven years experience working in a cultural institution, nonprofit, studio, museum, think tank, or lab-like setting; someone who possesses deep knowledge of and experience in the arts, with particular emphasis on visual art; MA or PhD in arts or humanities encouraged to apply, though meaningful experience in lieu of/in addition to educational experience would also be highly valued.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to:
Sharice Williams
Assistant Business Manager and Human Resources Manager
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
tel (314) 446-2051.

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[from Bonhams and courtesy of B. MacLaren, 2/6/14]

Receiver/Inventory Controller Asian Art - New York
DEPARTMENTS: Japanese, Chinese and Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian
REPORTS TO: Bruce MacLaren, Jeff Olson, Edward Wilkinson
FLSA STATUS: Full Time; Non-Exempt
HOURS: M-F 9:00 am to 5:30 pm with occasional overtime and preview weekends
Closing date: 23 Jul 2014

OVERVIEW: Responsible for the unpacking, identifying, labeling, weighing, measuring and storing of inventory received in New York for consignments, including responsibility for damage control. Performs data-entry for all property. Assists with inventory movement during photography, transport, delivery, sale set-up and break down. Works directly with specialists and the associated departments.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:
- Maintain a well-organized, clean and safe warehouse Asian storage space
- Unpack property, note defects/damage, weigh, input data/dimensions and label, scan, and track inventory
- Coordinate photography including transporting property to and from set and collating photo proofs
- Liaise with offsite warehouse, crew and shipping department staff
- Manage internal company property transfers and manage arrangements with 3rd party shippers
- Provide excellent customer service to clients and visitors, and support departments in communicating with Mandarin speaking clients and business affiliates (translation)
- Coordinate the movement of inventory to storage locations, preview floor and for return to owners
- Assist with preview set-up and breakdown
- During auction previews, show artworks and represent departments in interactions with client
- Assist with mass mailings
- Maintain stock of exhibition supplies
- Assist with condition image and condition report preparation
- Telephone bidding

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES include but are not limited to:
- As assigned by Supervisor.

- Outstanding organization, communication, and impeccable attention to detail will be paramount to the job
- Clear communication and problem resolution skills will be essential to working simultaneously for multiple departments
- Fluent in reading, writing & speaking English and Mandarin
- Experience working with or studying Asian Art preferred
- Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple department's overlapping deadlines; to take initiative and make quality improvements to the inventory management systems; and to work with a variety of personalities
- Ability to work independently and within groups to see a project through to completion
- PC literate in MS Office applications Excel, Word. The ability to adapt to new programs as required. Can take clear photographs/basic photography skills
- Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
- Experience providing professional, respectful and deferential client service
- Art handling experience or training
- Driver's license desired
- [either US residency or a proper visa, as Bonhams cannot sponsor a visa for this level position]

If interested please forward your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Recruitment US and put in the subject box "Inventory Controller Asian Art - NY."

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Barnard College

[from H-NET, 5/15/14]

Assistant Professors, Urban Studies

The Barnard-Columbia Urban Studies Program seeks two (2) full-time assistant professors for a 3-year term position each (with possible additional 2-year extension) beginning August 1, 2014. One position will specialize in the built environment, while the second position will specialize in some aspect of global urbanism. Candidates for built environment position should have a specialization in teaching architectural or planning history; urban policy and planning; urban design; housing; transportation; GIS; and/or other courses that deal with the urban built environment. Candidates for global urbanism position should specialize in one or more of the following areas: global urbanism; international urban governance and planning; urban, political or cultural geography; environmental sustainability; and GIS. Applicants for both positions should have PhD in hand (or for built environment, M.Arch.); and, prior experience in and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising. Applicants must be prepared to teach introductory and upper level undergraduate courses.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Review of applications will begin May 22, 2014; and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 20 pages) and contact information for three academic references. Applicants for Built Environment position should submit application materials as pdf files to Applicants for Global Urbanism position should submit application materials as pdf files to

Contact: Michael Cavalier, Department Assistant, Urban Studies
Closing date: 13 August 2014

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University of Pennsylvania

[from H-NET, 5/16/14]

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2015-2016

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2015-2016 academic year on the general theme of SEX. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD (no more than eight years out of doctorate). Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible). Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence during fellowship year: September 1 - May 31). Stipend: $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $2,500 research fund.

Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Do NOT e-mail your application or CV, or questions about whether proposed topic is viable. Those submissions and questions will NOT be considered. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions. Please also note that if you will defend you graduate thesis any time after December 2014, you are NOT eligible to apply, and NO exceptions will be considered.

Full fellowship guidelines, "SEX" topic description, and downloadable application:
Application deadline: October 15, 2014

Contact: Jennifer Conway, Associate Director

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MOCA Shanghai


[from MOCA Shanghai, 10/23/11]

Internships are offered during the whole year. Internship projects are based on MOCA Shanghai needs and requirements and assigned to interns with the appropriate interests, skills and experience.

Objectives: To provide an opportunity for university students to gain practical experience of museology and familiarity with the development of contemporary art. Interns learn together in a creative atmosphere and acquaint themselves with the life and culture of Shanghai. Interns will involve in the daily operation of the museum, assisting in administrative matters as well as exhibition installation, marketing and communication and educational programs. Interns have the opportunity to carry out independent research or study programs.

Museum Departments: The following are brief descriptions of the departments that offer internships at MOCA Shanghai. Please list your three departmental choices on the space provided in the application form. We look closely at this information to best match an interns skills and experience with departmental needs. If you are accepted, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in the department of your first choice.

Duration: Minimum two months, maximum six months. Internships begin on the first of the month and end on the last day of each month.
Required Commitment: 30 hours per week minimum.
Eligibility: University students (third and fourth year), graduate students, international students, and beginning professionals may apply.

Application Procedure: The completed application form, a curriculum vitae, two letters of reference and university transcripts (if applicable) should be mailed together to the MOCA Shanghai Internship Officer at the address listed below. Please note that you have to specify the time of the year you are applying for, and that your application will be considered for that period of time only. Download application form from

Professional Internships

[from MOCA Shanghai, 10/23/11]

Limited Professional Internship with stipend opportunities are available to qualified university graduates and young professionals interested in pursuing a museum career whose academic and/or professional experience combines art history with one or more of the following areas: museum studies, arts management or related studies. Professional Internship projects are based on MOCA Shanghai needs and requirements. The objectives include:

Museum Departments: The following are brief descriptions of the departments that offer Professional Internships at MOCA Shanghai. Please list your departmental choice on the space provided in the application form.

Duration: Minimum two months, maximum six months. Internships begin on the first of the month and end on the last day of each month.
Required Commitment: Full-time, five days per week (40 hrs per week).
Eligibility: Recent graduates of bachelors and masters degree programs in Museum Studies, Arts Management or related studies, and young professionals.

Application Procedure: The completed application form, a curriculum vitae, two letters of reference and university transcripts (if applicable) should be mailed together to the MOCA Shanghai Internship Officer at the address listed below. Please note that you have to specify the time of the year you are applying for, and that your application will be considered for that period of time only. Download application form.

Internship Officer
MOCA Shanghai
Peoples Park
231 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai 200003
tel +86 21 6327 9900
fax +86 21 6327 1257

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Alliance for Global Education

[from MCLC, 9/5/13]

Part-time Course Professors

The Alliance for Global Education, LLC, a partnership of two not-for-profit entities, the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University and the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, was formed with the vision of opening study abroad destinations in Asia to an ever-growing and more diverse U.S. undergraduate population. The Alliance provides stimulating, interdisciplinary study abroad programs in China and India that maintain high academic standards, strong student services, and careful health and safety measures. Our core mission is to develop and promote innovative programs in vibrant, dynamic Asian countries that are of ever-increasing scholarly, political, and economic interest.

The Alliance for Global Educations Beijing program is expanding its arts curriculum, and we are seeking part-time course professors for the following four university level courses to be taught in English:

1. Contemporary visual arts in China
2. Semiotics of fashion and design in China
3. Contemporary performing arts in China
4. Traditional to cutting-edge architecture in China

These four courses are described in more detail below. Course descriptions are place holders, and they can be modified based on the expertise of the professors that are actually hired as the course is developed.

Course professors need to be based in Beijing and have an academic and/or professional background that qualifies them to teach the course(s) described. We can consider ABD candidates and experienced candidates with a Masters level education.

If you or someone you know might be interested in the possibility of teaching for the Alliance for Global Education in Beijing, please contact Kitty Poundstone. If you know of someone who might be qualified to teach one of these courses, please feel free to forward this listing.

ARTH370 Contemporary Visual Arts (3 class hours/week, 3 credits)
Beijing has become a global center for contemporary visual arts, and this course explores this evolution the end of the last imperial dynasty to the present time. Students examine how visual artists shaped and were shaped by massive transformations in Chinese society and by the international art movements over the past century. The course then provides a survey of Chinas contemporary visual arts scene. Students gain a nuanced understanding of the evolution of contemporary visual art and the artists who create it and identify key players in today¹s art world. Field visits to artists¹ studios, galleries, auction houses, museums, and public arts spaces are incorporated alongside in-class activities.

FADN355 Semiotics of Fashion and Design (3 class hours/week, 3 credits)
The days of drab and uniform Mao suits are long gone, and the Chinese people have entered the new millennium with style. The changing faces of fashion and design reflect larger scale changes in China as a whole, and fashion and design are also creating new cultural possibilities, distinctions, and identities. This course examines how fashion has been valued over the past century, from imperial times to the founding of the Peoples Republic, and from the heyday of Communism to present day individualism. Students learn about both the production and the consumption of fashion, exploring how style travels from the minds of designers to factory floors to the streets of China and beyond.

THTR375 Contemporary Performing Arts (3 class hours/week, 3 credits)
During the early years of the Communist Party, theater and dance were propaganda tools for the Communist Party, but since 2008, the National Center for the Performing Arts has brought a great range of weekly world-class performances to Beijing audiences. No longer only appreciated by a small group of professionals, this shift has deeply influenced the new generations of Chinese and profoundly shaped their world-views. Students discover the dramatic changes that have transformed performing arts from the 1970s to the present day, developing their understanding of this transformations social, political and cultural dimensions.

ARCH391 Traditional to Cutting-Edge Architecture (3 class hours/week, 3 credits)
Beijing is an ancient city and home to some of the most cutting edge architectural projects in the world. In this course, students learn about architecture and city planning of imperial Beijing, covering its evolution during the Ming and Qing dynasties and the emergence of hutong (alleyway) neighborhoods. The second part of the semester delves into the radical changes that occurred after the 1949 revolution and how they shaped the city we see today. In addition, students learn about the various stakeholders involved in the transformation of the city, from city leaders to private development companies, and from private citizens to internationally famous architects and designers.

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International Institute for Asian Studies

[courtesy of IIAS, 8/27/13]

Researchers for the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA)

We still have a number of short-term or medium-term postings available for academics to pursue research at selected universities and institutes in China, Hong Kong and India. The call is open specifically to post-doctoral as well as senior researchers who hold EU passports or/and who are staff members of academic institutions in the Netherlands and the EU. UKNA is funded by a grant awarded by the Marie Curie Actions International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) of the European Union. Available positions:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications will be assessed both by IIAS as well as by the host institutes, based on their quality and their fit with the research principles of UKNA (see UKNA research themes below) and the current research interests of the host institute. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who can commence their research visits as soon as possible.

Researchers participating in UKNA receive a monthly stipend, determined by the Marie Curie Actions IRSES scheme as follows:
- Euro 1,767/month (when travelling to Hong Kong), determined on a pro-rata daily basis
- Euro 1,953/month (when travelling to all other destinations), determined on a pro-rata daily basis
The grant is meant to cover travel and subsistence costs, and is supposed to be in addition to the researchers existing salary.

Participating researchers must possess the following:
- An EU passport or/and an official employment contract from an academic institution in the Netherlands or elsewhere in the EU
- A doctoral degree (minimum requirement for early stage researchers) or (in the case of senior researchers) a doctoral degree and at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience

Official tasks:
- Engage in research in the host institute
- Disseminate some of their previous research work in the host institute, by giving lectures, directing seminars and/or other activities
- Take part in UKNA events, such as conferences, workshops and roundtables, particularly those that deal specifically with their topic(s) of research
- (Strongly encouraged): Attend annual UKNA roundtables, as possible

Official deliverables:
-A pre-trip Research Plan and a post-trip Research Report outlining (planned) research activities. Please visit for the format of the Plan and Report.
- Lecture texts and PowerPoint presentations, which will be made accessible via the program website
- (Strongly encouraged): Attendance at workshops, seminars and roundtables
- (Strongly encouraged): Contributions to UKNA joint publications, including in the form of: articles for peer-reviewed journals; drafts of chapters for edited volumes; articles for partner institutes publications

Applicants should send their research proposals (in English) and proposed research start and end dates to the UKNA Secretariat at IIAS. The host institutes will evaluate proposed research dates. Research proposals should take the form of the UKNA Research Plan. A short motivation statement should accompany applications.

For submission of applications, and for any questions, please contact the UKNA Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, as follows:
- Dr. Paul Rabé, Coordinator of UKNA
- Dr. Gien San Tan, Deputy Coordinator of UKNA

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[from ASARCA-L, 1/7/14]

Intern, Christies Canada

Christie's Canada is currently seeking a student to fill one internship position for one day per week during this Winter semester. Christie's is the world's leading art business. Christie's Canada is a regional office, located in Toronto. This internship is designed for a student to gain experience in the art world from a regional office's perspective. The intern would offer administrative and general support which would provide an introduction to the inner workings of an international auction house. The internship involves a combination of general day to day tasks associated with the auction process.

The role and responsibilities of the intern includes:

General Office
- Deal with letter and email enquiries as directed.
- Manage the inventory of catalogues and sale enquiries (sale results, condition reports, telephone and absentee bids, etc).
- Assist with general office operations.
- Assist with sending out catalogues as marketing material.
- Maintain and update Client Catalogues Log.
- Produce status reports of export permits/CITES licenses pending.

Estimate Requests
- Maintain Estimate Request Log as directed.

- Produce status report of shipping schedules and the status of each consignment.
- Produce Canadian Export Permit and CITES applications as directed.

Special Projects
- Assist with maintaining RSVP lists for special events when required.
- Assist with reviewing 2014 monthly activity reports and managing a territory variance list.

This internship is a four-month long period, and the start date would be the first week of February, depending on the candidate's schedule. Time required per week is approximately one day, from 10am until 4pm. If you are interested in applying, please forward your C.V. and Cover Letter to Christina De Marchi. Please also feel free to contact Christina with any questions regarding the position.

Christina De Marchi
Jr Account Manager
151 Bloor St W, Suite 470
Toronto, ON
M5S 1S4
tel (416) 960 2063
toll free (800) 960 2063

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Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

[courtesy of V. Pechenik, 1/14/14]

Curator of Chinese Art

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco invites applications for the head of the Chinese Art department. The Curator of Chinese Art will provide strong leadership in the research, interpretation, and presentation of the museum's Chinese art collections, and will play a key role in the development of the collections. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Art and Programs, the Curator will supervise and collaborate with an Associate Curator.

The Chinese Art department encompasses an encyclopedic collection of Chinese ceramics including representations from every time period and every major kiln throughout China over 4,500 years; a collection of nearly 300 Chinese ritual bronzes, some approximately 3,000 years old, and considered the most comprehensive outside of Asia; a Chinese jade collection that spans 6,000 years of history; Chinese Buddhist art encompassing stone sculpture, paintings, and bronzes; paintings and calligraphic works from the 10th to 20th century; textiles and Chinese lacquers and objects made of cloisonné, ivory, bamboo, glass, and horn.

The Curator must possess:

Minimum Qualifications

Note: This position, funded by the City and County of San Francisco, provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a defined benefit retirement plan.

Apply online at or send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) references to:

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
fax (415) 861-2359.

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.

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Dissertation Reviews

[from H-ASIA, 4/24/14]

Field Editor in Asian Art History

Dissertation Reviews is your window to recently defended and unpublished dissertations, as well as articles on archives, libraries, and collections around the world. Each review provides a summary of the author's main arguments, the particular scholarly conversation in which s/he is engaging, and the main source bases for the research. By focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication, our goal is to offer scholars a glimpse of the immediate present of each field. Such awareness, we feel, leads to more dynamic, informed, collegial, and innovative scholarly communities.

We are looking for a dynamic, early-career scholar to join our team in the position of Field Editor for the popular series Asian Art History Dissertation Reviews. As a Field Editor, you would collaborate closely with the editorial staff to develop our Asian Art History series. Specifically, you would:
- Work with editorial staff to learn about recently defended dissertations in your field
- Liaise with dissertation authors and reviewers in your field
- Draw upon and expand your knowledge of the field in order to pair dissertations with appropriate reviewers
- Act as the public face of Dissertation Reviews within your field/discipline/area
- Collaborate with your fellow Dissertation Reviews editors in other fields to help continually improve and enhance the overall project

All early-career faculty, post-doc, and advanced Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. As the the ideal candidate, you are:
- Committed to the development of ever more dynamic, collegial, and innovative scholarly communities
- Enthused by the idea of becoming more informed about current, cutting-edge research in your field
- Responsible and reliable
- A professional, consistent communicator
- An active member of your field's scholarly networks (i.e., conferences, listservs, etc.)

Please e-mail us at with following items:
- Brief Statement addressing (a) how your own background and credentials speak to the eligibility items listed above and (b) your visions for how to build upon and develop the Asian Art History series in the future
- CV (2 pp. or less).

To make the process of developing and managing a branch as smooth and efficient as possible, all Field Editors in the DR team receive robust support from the editorial staff. Please note that all editorial positions at Dissertation Reviews are unpaid.

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