Arts of China Consortium

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




Alliance for Global Education
- part-time course professors, Beijing
- Resident Director, Multi-Country Program (Beijing and Delhi)
American University of Beirut: post-doc, humanities
Asia Society: Director of Exhibitions, Texas Center
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco:
- Assistant Curator, Japanese Art
- administrative assistant, curatorial
- Curator of Chinese Art
Augustana College: Asian art
Bard Graduate Center: post-docs
Bates College: post-doc, East Asian studies
Bonhams: Receiver/Inventory Controller Asian Art - New York
- Editorial Board member
- field editor, Chinese art
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University: curatorial assistant, Asian art
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art: intern, Asia Triennial Manchester
- Canada:
- London: Japanese art

Christies Education: global contemporary art
City University of Hong Kong: cultural heritage of Hong Kong and China
Hebrew University of Jerusalem: post-docs, East Asian studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: post-docs
International Institute for Asian Studies: post-docs, Urban Knowledge Network Asia
Jing Daily: China correspondent
Kyushu University: Japanese studies
M+: various

MOCA Shanghai: internships
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: curatorial assistant, Asian art
Open University: Staff Tutor, art history
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Curatorial Research Assistant, Chinese art
San Diego Museum of Art: Curator of East Asian Art
Seattle Art Museum: curator, Chinese art
Southern Methodist University: pre-1750
Stanford University: post-doc, Chinese studies
Tulane University: Asian art
University of Alberta: Managing Curator, The Mactaggart Art Collection
University of Amsterdam: PhD candidate, "The Chinese Impact: Images and Ideas of China in the
Dutch Golden Age"
University of Chicago: post-doc, Chinese art
University of Heidelberg: PhD scholarships, "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"
University of Notre Dame: East Asia
University of Oxford: teaching curators, Ashmolean Museum
University of San Francisco: Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of Texas at Dallas: Chinese art
University of Washington Press: freelance copyeditors and proofreaders
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.

American University of Beirut

[from H-NET, 9/26/13]

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

The American University of Beirut invites applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, for the academic year 2014-2015. The normal duration of appointment will be one year, although some fellows may be considered for a second year at the conclusion of their first semester. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.

The competition is open to recent recipients of the PhD whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines: Arabic language; Arabic literature; archaeology; art history; English language; English literature; fine arts (visual arts, theatre, and music); history; and philosophy. AUB is particularly interested in innovative work that explores humanistic study from multiple perspectives and pushes disciplinary boundaries.

- Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees no later than 30 days and no earlier than five years prior to the appointment start date;
- Applications must include: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests (2-3 pages), specifically, research to be undertaken during the fellowship and proposed research product; a dissertation abstract or summary (1 page); samples of publications (or dissertation extracts); a statement of teaching interests and experience; three letters of recommendation; and a copy of the official transcript or the letter of confirmation from the dissertation committee chair indicating that the degree will be granted by the appointment start date.

Individuals who have held other postdoctoral fellowships are not barred from applying.

Stipend, benefits, and other advantages of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities include:
- Annual stipend of $45,000;
- Co-pay health coverage under the Universitys Health Insurance Plan;
- Relocation allowance and housing subsidy as described in the AUB Faculty Handbook;
- Eligibility for travel grant in the second year of extended fellowships;
- Teaching load of one course per semester;
- Participation in Arts and Humanities core group activities;
- Access to training and support from the Center for Teaching and Learning; the Academic Core Processes and Systems Unit; the Office of Grants and Contracts; and the University Writing Center.

Candidates with experience in or exposure to innovative approaches to research and teaching are strongly encouraged to apply. Application material should be sent to:

Arts and Humanities Initiative American University of Beirut
Building 37
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303


Arts and Humanities Initiative American University of Beirut
Building 37
P.O. Box 11-0236
Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to Application review will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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University of San Francisco

[courtesy of EACS, 10/24/13]

Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

The Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco invites applications for the Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, a tenure-track, open rank faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences with an emphasis on the study of Chinese-Western interaction and exchange (i.e. cultural, religious, intellectual encounters, trade networks, and Christianity and the Jesuits in China) from the 15th to early 20th century.

In addition to teaching, the Academic Directors responsibilities include: envisioning research projects/proposals for the Institute; approving and overseeing the research and other activities of the Institute in consultation with Executive Director; enhancing the Ricci Institutes archival development and library collection; expanding and promoting research on topics of Chinese-Western cultural exchange that broadens the Institutes community of scholars; leading the work of the Institutes professional staff and post-doctoral fellows; proposing and monitoring the Institutes annual budget; assisting the Executive Director in development/fundraising efforts; and publishing academic papers and books on Chinese-Western cultural exchange and/or encounters. Teaching responsibilities include: two courses per year (ideally one undergraduate and one graduate course).

Qualifications include: a PhD in relevant field with excellent record of teaching and publication, demonstrated intellectual and administrative leadership, ability and willingness to promote the Ricci Institutes scholarly links with both domestic and global academic communities (some travel to China required), and Chinese (Mandarin) reading, speaking and writing ability. Experience in fundraising, administration at a research institute or academic department, and experience in managing staff preferred but not required.

Applicants should apply online at Please submit the following documents electronically in PDF format:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement of future research plans for the Ricci Institute

Any inquiries may be directed to

Review of applications will begin November 5, 2013, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier.

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University. USF offers a competitive salary and benefits package. USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applications with disabilities upon request.

Prof. Melissa Dale
Chair, Search Committee
Executive Director
USF Center for the Pacific Rim

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Tulane University

[from CAA, 9/17/13]

Art Historian, Asian Art / Professor of Practice
Internal Number: AHAA_POP_Fall2013

The Newcomb Art Department and the Program for Asian Studies of Tulane University in New Orleans seek an art historian of any field of Asian art. Teaching will include lecture courses and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students in the area of specialty. Teaching load is 3 and 3. The position is administratively housed in the Art Department but supports Tulanes Asian Studies program. Participation in usual Art Department and Asian Studies activities is expected, although extensive committee work and department/university service is not required. Position is non-tenure-track, renewable every three years, to begin fall 2014.

The Newcomb Art Department has a dynamic art history faculty, which enjoys a collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged students, and small class sizes. The New Orleans Museum of Art has an excellent collection of Asian art; it is especially strong in Japan and notable in South Asia.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in art history or a relevant field is required; prior teaching experience preferred. Specialty in Japan preferred, although all areas will be considered.

Application Instructions: Submit to a letter of application outlining teaching approach and interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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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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Southern Methodist University

[from H-ARTHIST, 11/6/13]

Kleinheinz Assistant Prof in Art History, Pre-1750

The Department of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, invites applications for an endowed faculty chair specializing in cultural production and the built environment with any geographic and historical focus before the mid-eighteenth century. While an appointment at the rank of assistant professor tenure track is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at the associate level will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinarity, strong visual analytic skills, theoretical fluency, and research interests that do not duplicate but complement current faculty strengths in the Americas and Western Europe, including north Africa, west or south Asia, northern Europe (but not excluding other areas). Possible research interests might include issues of material exchange across cultures; visual aspects of political diplomacy or subversion and of religious conviction, conversion or apostasy; technologies of personal or communal identities; interwoven histories of exploration, collecting, and surveillance; concerns raised by patronage; formal languages of artistic world-making; sacred/political landscapes. We encourage candidates whose teaching would engage the resources and programs of area cultural institutions, including SMUs Meadows Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Kimbell Museum.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD, with completed degree expected no later than spring 2015; demonstrated potential in teaching and scholarship; expertise to teach courses for undergraduate majors and non-majors and graduate students in the candidates area of specialization. Preferred Qualifications: completed PhD strongly preferred; preference will be given to those scholars with demonstrated excellence in teaching and publications, as appropriate to their experience.

The successful candidate will participate actively in shaping the future of research, curriculum, and pedagogy in SMU Art Historys vibrant interdisciplinary degree program, RASC/a: Rhetorics of Art Space and Culture. The candidate will develop courses for undergraduate and graduate students, from general surveys to focused research seminars; mentor students at all levels; supervise MA theses and PhD dissertations; and contribute to the overall vitality of the university through engagement with interdisciplinary programs within the Meadows School of the Arts and across campus.

Faculty in the Department of Art History receive leaves, as well as research and travel support. In general the teaching load is 2/2.

Proposed starting date: August 2014.

Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, CV, samples of publications or dissertation chapters, and evidence of teaching experience. Please request three letters of recommendation be sent directly to:

Pamela Patton
Chair of Division of Art History
Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts
P. O. Box 750356
Dallas, TX 75275-0356.

Inquiries may be directed to Rosa Reifsnyder, (214) 768-1222.

We encourage digital applications: E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size. To retain font and formatting integrity, save documents in .pdf format. Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as .jpg files. All digital material must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms. Send digital applications to Rosa Reifsnyder.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by January 4, 2014, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMUs commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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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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Christie's Education

[from CAA, 12/16/13]

Assistant/Associate Professor in Global Contemporary Art

Christie's Education NY seeks a full-time faculty member to instruct in its recently launched Global Contemporary Art Masters of Art Program. Prepare and teach seminar courses and lecture in Contemporary Global Art and the exchange of aesthetic, socio-economic and market forces within one of the following geographical areas: Asia (China or Southeast Asia), Africa or South America. Other responsibilities include thesis supervision and the career advising of students, supporting and assisting the Program Director in the planning of curricula and organization of domestic and international study trips and the participation in short courses and other components of Christies Education. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent internationally recognized record of achievement in a relevant discipline, teaching experience and record of research publications and commitment to future research, excellent interpersonal skills, and a willingness to engage with information technology and social media in a classroom setting. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Send cover letter, CV, no more than two sample course syllabi, names and contact information of three references to Dr. Robin Reisenfeld, Program Director. Review of candidates will begin January 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Please indicate if you will be attending the annual CAA conference in Chicago, February 12-15, 2014.

Christies Education, NY is accredited regionally by the University of Glasgow, the New York State Board of Regents and has an international reputation for excellence and a commitment to the balance of practical, object-based learning and academic rigor. Designed as a 15-month graduate program, the Global Contemporary Art MA provides an object-based, in-depth study of contemporary art through direct examination of artistic practice and conceptual thinking as well as a close review of the commercial goals of todays art professionals. Please refer to for more information about Christies Education, NY and its graduate programs.

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Bates College

[from AAS, 12/16/13]

Postdoctoral Fellowship, East Asian Studies

The Program in Asian Studies, Bates College, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellow for pedagogical innovation and curricular renewal in the humanities funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The postdoctoral fellowship begins August 1, 2014 and concludes July 31, 2016. Candidates must complete the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014, and should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate. This is a full-time lecturer position with salary and benefits competitive at the assistant professor level. The postdoctoral fellow will teach three courses in 2014-2015 (one course each semester and one course in Batess five-week short term [April-May]), and two courses (one each semester) in 2015-2016. The postdoctoral fellowship provides a reduced teaching load in order to support innovation in teaching and research.

The area of specialization (China or Japan) is open, but we particularly welcome applicants whose research examines culture broadly defined (including, for example, media, film, and cultural studies, anthropological approaches, etc.), and that crosses national boundaries. Candidates are expected to have some familiarity with either Chinese or Japanese. The teaching of one or two classes in either one of these languages (as part of the total of five courses) is a possibility, depending on the candidates expertise and experience.

The program seeks candidates committed to effective teaching and interested in exploring innovative approaches to East Asian Studies in the liberal arts college setting. This interest may take any of a number of forms, including, but not limited to the following: creative uses of digital technologies and on-line resources in the humanities and social sciences; new strategies for fostering student engagement and interaction; creative ways of structuring assignments and the use of classroom time; possibilities for connecting student learning to wider local and global communities; exploration of the interdisciplinary nature of the study of East Asian cultures; and new ways of combining language and culture learning in the classroom.

The College and the Asian Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

The Asian Studies Program and the college appreciate the importance of ongoing professional research; the successful candidate will possess a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Mellon half-time teaching load provides release time to help balance research and teaching. Limited travel funds for conference attendance and presentation are available. Fellows are also eligible to compete for faculty development grants, which can be used for a variety of research expenses such as the purchase of books or materials or travel to conferences, meetings, and archives. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship.

Consideration of candidates will begin January 20, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should initially submit the following documents electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, (207) 786-6480, at (1) a cover letter highlighting pedagogical vision and practice along with likely course offerings and research interests; (2) a c.v., (including the names of two or more potential references); (3) a sample syllabus of a class they have taught or would like to teach. Candidates selected for further consideration will then be asked to submit further documentation, such as a graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, etc. They should be prepared to do so promptly. Please include your last name and R2137 in the subject line of all submissions.

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

[courtesy of CFCCA, 3/7/14]

Exhibitions Intern, paid internship
Full time (35 hours per week), 9-month fixed-term contract
Actual salary: £10,237.50 (£13,650 pro rata)

In autumn 2014 CFCCA plans to mount a significant exhibition of Chinese contemporary art across 5 venues in Manchester as part of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 (ATM). This Exhibitions Intern post is supported by CFCCA with the express objective of aiding to deliver a major exhibition of over 30 artists as a key component of the Triennial. The post-holder will be working with the Exhibitions Organiser, for CFCCA.

To apply for the post please send a CV of no more than 3 sides of A4 and a statement outlining how you meet the person specification and how your experience relates to the job description. Applications should be clearly marked "Exhibitions Intern" and sent via e-mail with a completed Equal Opportunites form for the attention of Sarah Gee. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 28th Feb 2014 [as of 7 Mar, extended indefinitely until position is filled]. Interviews will take place at CFCCA [...] and we are looking for the successful candidate to start ASAP.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. To support the Exhibitions Organiser and the curatorial team in exploring, delivering and promoting the artistic vision for CFCCA's ATM exhibition 2014.

2. To work with the curatorial team and the city centre venues hosting the exhibition. Be the point of contact for the day-to-day planning, development and delivery of the any related project or programme of events--and to ensure this programme is central to CFCCA's overall programme for ATM.

3. To support the management and liaison with freelance technicians and venue staff on the preparation and installation of the exhibition.

4. To support participating artists, ensuring that the timely development of work, shipping and insurance, installation and other logistics of the exhibition are delivered to the hightest possible standards.

5. Together with the curatorial team, to act as a point of contact for all staff and external contacts on the exhibition and participating artists.

6. Working with the Exhibitions Organiser, writing related contextual information and copy, and supporting the development of any publications.

67. To support managing the budget for CFCCA's ATM exhibition and related projects to include effective monitoring systems to ensure expenditure does not exceed agreed budgets.

8. To initiate, maintain and develop good relations with key personnel from all partners engaged in the ATM.

Person Specification
All posts at CFCCA require:
- An ability to use basic applications on a computer, including word processing and any databases or spreadsheets that are specific to your role and a willingness to develop your computer knowledge and skills.
- A good level of spoken and written English.
- An understanding of and commitement to CFCCA's equality policy.
- Reasonable flexibility in your working hours, depending on your role and subject to negotiation with you.

The following criteria are also essential for this post:

1. Native Mandarin speaker with good written Chinese preferably in both traditional and simplified forms, and with fluent English.

2. Good knowledge of contemporary Chinese visual culture>

3. An ability to formulate, articulate and explain and enthuse others about the artistic vision and direction of CFCCA and the importance of the exhibition for ATM.

4. Some previous curatorial experience including hands-on practical exhibition development and design, installation, supporting multiple artists.

5. Ability to multi-task, deal with different partners and organisations, sourcing materials and resources needed to realise the exhibition.

6. Experience of dealing with the media and involvement in formulating marketing strategies.

7. Direct experience of working in a team environment.

8. Strong communication skills including presentation and writing skills.


1. The right to work in the UK.

2. Experience of working with the UK border agency, visa applications and shipping work from abroad.

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University of Chicago

[courtesy of K. Tsiang, 2/3/14]

Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer in Chinese Art History

The Center for the Art of East Asia and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar with concurrent Lecturer appointment that is expected to begin September 1, 2014. We seek an outstanding scholar in Chinese art history who will further his/her own research at UChicago. The holder of this position 1) is required to be in residence, 2) conducts research in a stated field of concentration under the mentorship of a faculty member, 3) teaches one course each year, and 4) participates in regular colloquia and workshops in the Center and Department. The position is benefits-eligible and may be extended for an additional year upon satisfactory review. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree by June of 2014 and not earlier than September of 2009.

Complete application materials include a cover letter, a project proposal including statement of research and teaching interests, CV with a list of publications, 2-3 writing samples (including a dissertation chapter), dissertation table of contents and abstract, completed Postdoctoral Scholar Supplemental Data Form, and letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with the work of the applicant (to be sent separately or electronically to

Applications should be sent to:

Center for the Art of East Asia
Department of Art History
University of Chicago
Attn.: Katherine Tsiang
5540 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

In addition, applicants must upload the CV and cover letter to the Academic Career Opportunities Website, posting #02028 by March 15, 2014.

For full consideration application materials should be received by March 15, 2014. For questions, please e-mail

This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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University of Texas at Dallas

[from CAA, 1/23/14]

Assistant Professor of Art History
Internal Number: PAK140116

The School of Arts and Humanities (A&H) at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Art History, with an emphasis on Chinese Art History. A PhD or other terminal degree in appropriate field is required. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to research and publishing, undergraduate and graduate teaching, interdisciplinary education and research, community outreach, and professional academic service (including collaboration and interaction with museums). Appointment will begin September 1, 2014.

The School offers an interdisciplinary program built on four interrelated areas: Arts & Technology (including Emerging Media and Communication), Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and Aesthetic Studies. UT Dallas is a dynamic, growing research institution with a diverse student body and a strong research faculty. The School is committed to expanding and enhancing its program in Chinese art, history, culture and literature. Salary competitive. Review of applications begins March 15, 2014, and continues until position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of course syllabi, three letters of recommendation, transcript of terminal degree and a sample of published work or dissertation chapter to

A PhD or other terminal degree in appropriate field is required. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to research and publishing, undergraduate and graduate teaching, interdisciplinary education and research, community outreach, and professional academic service (including collaboration and interaction with museums).

UTD is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.

NOTE: Employer will assist with relocation costs.

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University of Heidelberg

[from H-GRAD, 12/3/13]

Doctoral Scholarships, "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for eight doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2014-2015.

The programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.200 Euro. It further supports scholarship holders in framing their research through advanced courses and individual supervision and mentoring. Half of the scholarships are reserved for young scholars from Asia.

Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to the research framework of the Cluster. They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and two referees for recommendation are submitted through an Online Application System.

After an initial evaluation and selection, applicants will be asked to get in contact with possible supervisors at the Cluster of Excellence to discuss their project proposal. The most promising applicants will be invited to present their projects to the selection committee in Heidelberg around the middle of May. Subsequently the scholarship holders will be selected.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the scholarships see or send an e-mail to:

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University of Amsterdam

[from H-ARTHIST, 12/27/13]

PhD candidate in Art History, "The Chinese Impact: Images and Ideas of China in the Dutch Golden Age"
Salary indication: €2,083 to €2,664 gross per month

The Amsterdam Centre of Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI) of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for a PhD candidate in Art History as part of the project "The Chinese Impact: Images and Ideas of China in the Dutch Golden Age" (NWO-Vidi). This project explores the mutual perceptions that resulted from the cultural exchange between China and the Low Countries (Northern and Southern Netherlands) in the seventeenth century.

During the first period of intensive contacts between China and Europe, Dutch traders were the main importers of Chinese mass-produced goods. Amsterdam and Antwerp were central nodes in the transfer of information, making China better known to a wide European public through publications, translations, and illustrations. This lively exchange ensured that only in the Netherlands, Chinese-style ceramics became available to all layers of society; moreover, the Low Countries were at the forefront of the intellectual reaction to China, which resulted in the first European translation of the writings of Confucius (in Dutch). The research program The Chinese Impact includes two PhD projects, in cultural history and art history, to explore written and visual images of China.

The PhD candidate in Art History will study a selection of engravings, paintings, and works of applied art. The research explores relevant artistic themes, styles, and the history of collecting. The focus is on artistic production in the Low Countries; in addition, the analysis may also involve Chinese ceramics made for the European market.

- The applicant must have a completed MA degree in a relevant field, preferably European or Asian art history, before the start date of the fellowship;
- The applicant's CV illustrates familiarity with the analysis of Early Modern art, preferably complemented by demonstrable interest in the Low Countries or China;
- The applicant has an excellent command of English in reading, writing, and speaking. A good reading competence in Dutch is an additional plus.

For more information on the research project "The Chinese Impact" and the selection procedure, please contact:, principal investigator.

The selected PhD candidate will be appointed full-time (38 hours per week) for a period of four years at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. The appointment is initially for a period of one year; contingent on satisfactory performance it will be extended by a maximum of three additional years leading to the completion of a PhD thesis. The gross monthly salary (on a full-time basis) will range from €2,083 during the first year to €2,664 during the fourth year, in accordance with the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch universities.

Applications should include:
- a detailed letter of intent stating your motivation for this position;
- a copy of your MA thesis or another relevant text;
- a full academic CV and a list of MA grades;
- two letters of recommendation.

Applicants must have completed all relevant coursework and examinations for the MA by September 2014. If the list of scores is not yet complete, please submit an overview of your scores at the time of application. Please submit your application to before 16 March 2014. Candidates will be interviewed in April 2014.

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[from Christie's, 3/1/14]

Junior Specialist, Japanese Art
Closing date: 17-Mar-2014

The position will involve working closely with the other specialists and administrator in co-ordinating the sale activity. Responsibility for cataloguing property and organising for all Japanese sales in London. In addition, to work on development of client relationships and generating business, which will be key to the on-going term success of the Japanese sales.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks:
(Duties include but are not limited to the following)
- Catalogue and assist in preparing all annual sales offerings, including but not limited to main auctions at South Kensington and King Street, Interiors and curated e-commerce offerings
- Organize and chair departmental hilling sessions (meetings to determine value, condition and marketability of property)
- Assisting in business generation and long term client development in association with, and supervision of, the department head and senior specialists.
- Research property including authenticity, bibliography, provenance and exhibition history
- Write catalogue entries and footnotes, including additional research. Specific focus on style and manner consistent with the international department standard
- Prepare condition reports in a style consistent with the international department standard and should be done at the point of cataloguing
- Co-ordinate photography for specialist sales
- Work on catalogue production and layout including on-screen and editing
- Liaising with Marketing and Special Events regarding ads with supervision of Head of Sale, web marketing and events relating to sales
- Co-ordinate sale set-up
- Assist clients during sale week
- Review incoming photo/e-mail enquires with supervision of senior department members
- Provide assistance as necessary to ensure smooth running of office on a daily basis
- Consistent tracking of variable deadlines and the associated steps in the sale "timeline" for each individual sale offering

Skills/Qualifications Required:
- 3 years' experience in auction or related field
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- Fluency in Japanese preferred but not essential
- Demonstrated ability in appraising property for sale
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
- Strong client service skills
- Strong organisational skills with an ability to work to tight deadlines
- Proficiency in Word, Outlook and Excel preferred but not essential
- Demonstrable knowledge and interest in Japanese Works of Art
- Demonstrable interest in and potential to become a Specialist, developing and managing important client relationships and business getting for the Japanese Works of Art Team

[Apply at Christie's Job Opportunities.]

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M+, the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, scheduled to open in 2017, is currently building a world class collection of Contemporary Art, Design, Architecture as well as Film, Video and New Media.

Editor (Ref 13130)
[from M+, 3/11/14]

We are currently recruiting an Editor, M+ to join our M+.

You will be responsible for:
- working with the curatorial team to produce excellent written materials and multimedia content;
- writing, editing, and proofreading articles and materials related to exhibitions, education programmes, print publications and online texts of various lengths and characters;
- working collaboratively with different teams to ensure all the publication materials are produced in high quality; and
- liaising with external parties including designers, translators, copyeditors to manage publication process according to schedule, as well as editorial, design and production standards.

You should:
1. possess a recognized university degree, preferably with a master degree in Journalism, Art History or Visual Cultural studies or equivalent;
2. have at least 5 years of experience as editor or journalist, preferably in publications related to art, design or visual culture;
3. be highly meticulous, adaptable, and creative team-worker who can work independently to meet tight deadlines;
4. preferably be familiar with editing software such as InDesign; and
5. possess impeccable command of written and spoken English or Chinese, with solid grammatical and reading skills, and demonstrable excellent communication and writing ability. (please provide 2 writing samples of published writing)

Assistant Curator (Visual Art) (Ref 13126)
[from M+, 3/11/14]

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Curator (Visual Art) to join our M+.

You will be responsible for:
- supporting the curatorial team in all events and activities related to museum business and curatorial affairs with a focus on visual art including design, architecture and moving image;
- assisting in maintaining records of objects in the museum collection;
- assisting in making acquisitions, planning and executing exhibitions and other programmes; and
- conducting research relating visual art and communicate findings to the curatorial team.

You should:
1. possess a recognized university degree in Art History, Fine Arts or equivalent;
2. have at least 4 years of experience in coordinating, planning and/or implementating exhibitions and other public programmes;
3. have knowledge of 20th and 21st century history of visual art particularly in relation to art history in Hong Kong, China and Asia;
4. possess strong research skills and experience; and
5. have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Assistant Curator (Learning & Interpretation) (Ref 13125)
[from M+, 3/11/14]

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Curator (Learning & Interpretation) to join our M+.

You will be responsible for:
- developing, implementing and managing innovative education and interpretive programmes, workshops and tours for a wide range of visitors;
- creating and developing educational resources for schools, families and special interest groups;
- coordinating programmes with schools, educators and multiple partners; and
- assisting the learning and interpretation team in all events and activities with administrative support.

You should:
1. possess a recognized university degree in Art History, Art Education, Fine Arts, Design, Architecture or equivalent;
2. have at least 4 years of experience in coordinating, planning and/or implementating education and other public programmes;
3. be able to work independently and cooperatively with others in a fast-paced environment;
4. have administrative experience preferably in programming of an arts and cultural organization;
5. be highly-organised and detail-oriented; and
6. have excellent oral and written communication skills.

M+ Members Programme Coordinator (Ref 13124)
[from M+, 3/11/14]

We are currently recruiting a M+ Members Programme Coordinator to join our M+.

You will be responsible for:
- assisting in developing a framework for the M+ Members Programme;
- identifying and developing ideas and opportunities for the growth of the programme;
- leading the promotion of the programme and creating programme materials for Members;
- organizing fundraising events and activities;
- supporting the communications for the programme and ensuring Members are looked after to the highest possible standard; and
- managing the budget and all programme administration works including handling of Members’ personal data.

You should:
1. possess a recognized university degree or equivalent;
2. have at least 3 years of relevant experience preferably with previous member programme experience in fundraising or visual arts related organization;
3. be able to work independently and cooperatively with others;
4. have excellent computer skills;
5. be highly-organised and detail-oriented; and
6. have excellent oral and written communication skills.

For interested parties, please send your application letter on or before 21 March 2014 along with your CV outlining how you fulfill the role requirements and your availability, quoting the reference number and name of the position to:

Ms Catherine Lee
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
29/F, Tower 6
The Gateway
9 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong
tel (+852) 2200-0121

or apply via
(13130) (13136) (13125) (13124).

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from 21 March 2014 may assume their applications unsuccessful. All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

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Kyushu University

[from H-NET, 12/27/13]

Associate Professor, Japanese Studies, International Student Center

The Kyushu University International Student Center is seeking to fill a full-time, four-year faculty position in Japanese studies at the associate professor level. The period of appointment is from April 1, 2014, or shortly thereafter, through March 31, 2018; the successful candidate may be considered for eventual permanent hire.

Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching in a humanities or social science field, in English, for the University's various undergraduate degree and exchange programs, as well as conducting research in a Japanese or Asian studies-related area.

Kyushu University, founded in 1911, is a leading national institution broadly engaged in higher education, advanced scientific and applied research, and service to community with rich, world-class traditions of excellence and achievement. The International Student Center administers a range of academic exchange and cooperative learning programs in support of the University's internationalization goals.

Desired qualifications:
- University-level teaching and research experience in Japan
- Experience managing or teaching for an education abroad program in Japan or Asia more broadly

Required qualifications:
- Record of teaching and research in Japanese or Asian studies
- Strong commitment to global and intercultural education
- Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Japanese language
- Fluency or near-fluency in English
- Extended experience working in an academic environment abroad
- Earned PhD in a humanities or social science field

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae,statement of teaching and research interests, statement of commitment to international education, description of any program management (administration, coordination) experience, three examples of published scholarship, and the names and contact information for three references, all in English, to Please include "ISC faculty position" in the subject line. Inquiries may be directed to the same address.

Closing date: 26 March 2014

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Seattle Art Museum

[courtesy of X. Wu, 2/19/14]

Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) seeks applications for the position of Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art. The curator has primary responsibility for the development, presentation, care and interpretation of the Museum's extensive collection of historic Chinese art and will play a leading role in the development of exhibitions and programs. Additionally, the curator will possess a passion for and knowledge of contemporary Chinese art and will be expected to organize exhibitions and build SAM's collection in this area. Seattle Art Museum is interested in candidates from all career levels in the field of Chinese Art and is most interested in those that show a grounding in historic Chinese art combined with a deep knowledge and interest in contemporary Chinese art. The curator will report to the Deputy Director of Art.

SAM is a vibrant museum with three sites in Seattle. In 2007 the Museum expanded the downtown building and introduced a new approach to installing the collection in which intersections between cultures and between past and present are emphasized. We encourage collaborations with other curatorial departments, with artists, and with other cultural institutions.

The Asian collections are primarily showcased in the museum's 1933 art deco building in Volunteer Park, now called SAM's Asian Art Museum. The Chinese collection was the primary passion of our founding director, Richard E. Fuller, and today it is considered one of the top collections in the country. Our holdings are especially renowned for sculptural masterpieces, jade carvings, and ceramics. In recent years important works of painting and calligraphy, including modern examples, have been added to the collection and the paintings collection has recently been published as part of the Getty Foundation-funded online catalog initiative.

Seattle Art Museum has just received a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen partnerships with museums, curators, artists and conservators in China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. Together with the Director and CEO, Deputy Director of Art, Associate Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, and Chief Conservator, the Foster Foundation Curator will play a key role in the development in this area. Additionally, SAM will host curators from these countries to organize exhibitions from our collection, representing a significant opportunity for the Curator of Chinese art to partner with colleagues to build the Asian art program in a strategic manner.

The Asian Department is housed at the Asian Art Museum. It includes the Foster Foundation Curator, Associate Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, and a part-time department coordinator. Most years the Blakemore Foundation funds a support/research position for graduate students at the University of Washington. In addition to SAM's general resources for programming, the Asian Art Museum houses the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas, which sponsors an innovative program of lectures, film series, symposia, and other events.

We are seeking creative, energetic candidates with:
- a balance of knowledge and interest in historic and contemporary Chinese art. SAM will actively consider all levels of curator, from those with a Ph.D. in Art History with an emphasis in Chinese art and a minimum five years of curatorial experience to candidates with a M.A. degree and 1-2 years museum experience. Title and salary commensurate with experience.
- a strong track record of conceptualizing and organizing exhibitions
- ability to speak, read and write fluently in Chinese and English
- first-hand knowledge of the Chinese art world and a working network of colleagues in the field, including contemporary artists
- ability to work and communicate effectively with many different constituencies including colleagues, trustees, artists, collectors, press, dealers, the public
- superior written and verbal communication skills
- a proven ability to handle a variety of tasks concurrently in a complex environment
- commitment to care and stewardship of the permanent collection and experience working with conservators

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita and references to

Deadline for applications: April 1, 2014.

Seattle Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply. We will consider reasonable accommodations for those applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions. Please contact the Human Resources Department for additional information.

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

[from Zeit, 2/7/14]

Humboldt Post-Doc Fellowships
(temporary positions, full time, public sector pay scale 13)

A funding program from Humboldt-Universität´s Institutional Strategy "Bildung durch Wissenschaft – Educating Enquiring Minds." Starting August 1, 2014 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin offers up to six fellowships for postdoctoral researchers. The fellowships are funded by the German federal and state governments' Excellence Initiative and will be awarded for up to 36 months. The aim of this funding is to attract internationally experienced young researchers from Germany and abroad who are not yet affiliated with the Humboldt-Universität. Humboldt Post-Doc Fellowships are geared towards excellent young researchers with international research experience who have completed an outstanding PhD project. In order to be considered for the fellowship, researchers are required to submit a proposal for a postdoctoral research project of high academic quality and originality. This project will be implemented during their stay at Humboldt-Universität and will give successful applicants the opportunity to extend and refine their academic profile.

Young researchers from all disciplines are invited to submit applications. The proposed project should fit well with the existing research portfolio of Humboldt-Universität. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievements, their postdoctoral project proposal, and their international network of contacts. Fellowships will be awarded by the University´s Executive Committee, based on the evaluation of the proposals by a selection committee including professors, postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates from various disciplines. The selection committee may consult outside experts from the respective research fields in the process of preparing its decisions.

Your application should include the following documents:
- a completed application form*
- an academic curriculum vitae in tabular form
- a short overview about the international academic experience
- a list of publications
- copies of certificates (M.A. or equivalent and PhD certificate)
- a description of the postdoctoral project, including main research objectives (max. 5.000 characters)
- one key publication from the last two years (research or review article, lecture, book chapter)
- one letter of recommendation* preferably from your PhD advisor
- one statement* by your prospective host institution at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

* The required forms can be downloaded at the website of the Humboldt Graduate School. The letter of recommendation and the statement by the host institution should be sent directly to the Humboldt Graduate School by the closing date for applications.

Applications including the required documents in German or English should be submitted by April 1, 2014 either via the online application portal on the website of the Humboldt Graduate School or in printed version to:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Humboldt Graduate School
Humboldt Post-Doc Fellowships
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

stating the reference number DR/009/14. Since application material will not be returned, we ask you to send only copies of all documents.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is committed to promoting gender equality in research. One aim of the postdoctoral fellowships is to increase the number of young female researchers at the university. Female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply for the fellowships. Preference will be given to disabled persons with equal qualifications. Applicants with migration background are highly welcome. If you have any questions, please contact

Please visit our website, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

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Augustana College

[from CAA, 2/26/14]

Teaching Fellowship in Art History

Augustana College invites applications for a Teaching Fellowship in Art History. This is a full-time, one-year position. A PhD in hand is desired, but ABD candidates will be considered. Teaching and research specialization are open, but ideally the candidate will complement the specialization of faculty in the department. Expertise in Asian art history is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include sections of the art history survey required for art history and studio art majors, a course in non-western art, a 300-level Asian art history class as well as a 300-level Special Topics course (Japanese art history course preferred) in the candidate's area of specialization. The teaching load is 7 courses for the year on a 10-week trimester calendar. Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate a desire to teach and mentor undergraduates, and support the mission of the Department of Art History and the College. Question[s] should be directed to the chair of the department, Dr. Catherine Goebel. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed. Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website. To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Search #118-14 Art History Committee
c/o Margaret Farrar
Associate Dean
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

or by e-mail to Applications review will begin following the application deadline of April 2, 2014.

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Editorial Board members

[from CAA, 2/7/14]

CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for two individuals to serve on the Editorial Board for a four-year term, July 1, 2014–June 30, 2018. Candidates may be artists, art historians, art critics, art educators, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts with stature in the field and experience in writing or editing book and/or exhibition reviews; institutional affiliation is not required. The journal also seeks candidates with a strong record of scholarship and at least one published book or the equivalent who are committed to the imaginative development of An online journal, is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

The editorial board advises the editor-in-chief of and field editors for and helps them to identify books and exhibitions for review and to solicit reviewers, articles, and other content for the journal. The group also guides its editorial program, may propose new initiatives for it, and may support fundraising efforts on the journal's behalf. Members also assist the editor-in-chief to keep abreast of trends and issues in the field by attending and reporting on sessions at the CAA Annual Conference and other academic conferences, symposia, and other events.

The Editorial Board meets three times a year: twice in New York in the spring and fall and once at the CAA Annual Conference in February. CAA reimburses members for travel and lodging expenses for the two New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy, but members pay these expenses to attend the conference. Members of all editorial boards volunteer their services to CAA without compensation.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee's willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Editorial Board
College Art Association
50 Broadway
21st Floor
New York, NY 10004;

or e-mail the documents to Alyssa Pavley, CAA editorial assistant.

Deadline: April 15, 2014.

Field Editor, Chinese art

[from CAA, 2/7/14]

CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for three individuals to join the Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a three-year term: July 1, 2014–June 30, 2017. An online journal, is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

The journal seeks two field editors for books in two areas: Chinese art and ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern art. In addition, one field editor is needed to commission reviews of exhibitions in the Northeast, covering modern and contemporary art. Candidates may be artists, art historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.

Working with the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, and CAA's staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and reviews manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in his or her field of expertise, and those for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions.

The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference. Members of all CAA committees and editorial boards volunteer their services without compensation.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee's willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Editorial Board
College Art Association
50 Broadway
21st Floor
New York, NY 10004;

or e-mail the documents to Alyssa Pavley, CAA editorial assistant.

Deadline: April 15, 2014.

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Bard Graduate Center

[courtesy of F. Louis, 2/21/14]

Research Fellowships

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) is proud to announce a new funded research fellowship Program. The BGC invites scholars from university, museum and independent backgrounds to apply. Candidates must already have a PhD or equivalent professional experience. The fellowship is open to both collections-based research at the BGC or elsewhere in New York, and to writing or reading projects in which being part of the BGC's dynamic research environment is intellectually valuable.

The stipend rate is $3,500 per month and housing costs are assumed by the BGC. Both long- and short-term fellowships are available (for example, 6, 4, 2 or 1 month), with a one-month minimum. The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees. Fellows would work in a Research Center alongside 12 other postdoctoral fellows.

The BGC is a graduate research institute devoted to study of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology. It offers MA and PhD degrees, possesses a specialized library of 60,000 volumes exclusive of serials, publishes West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture, Cultural Histories of the Material World (University of Michigan Press) and the catalogues which accompany the four exhibitions it presents every year in its Gallery space. Over 50 research seminars, lectures and symposia are scheduled annually and are live-streamed around the world on the BGC's YouTube channel.

Applicants should send a detailed description of their project, explain why the BGC is an appropriate research affiliation, and indicate the preferred length of such a fellowship. Two letters of reference should be sent directly by the referees. All materials should be sent by April 15, 2014 to

Research Fellowship Applications
Attn: Elena Pinto Simon
Bard Graduate Center
38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024.

The fellowship year begins on or after September 1, 2014. Fellowships are awarded without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

[from H-ASIA, 1/17/14]

Louis Frieberg Post-Doctoral Fellowships in East Asian Studies

The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2014-2015. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Fellowships are granted for one academic year or one term with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the Doctoral Degree; the fellow must hold a valid Doctoral Degree no later than September 2014.

The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,500. Payments are made once in three months in Israeli Shekels and are linked to the "representative rate of exchange." Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class, up to 1500$) for a direct flight from their home town to Israel and back.

The fellows are expected to teach one or two courses in the Hebrew University (for additional payment, according to the Hebrew University regulations). The ability to teach a course in Hebrew is welcome, but is not a prerequisite for attaining the fellowship. The fellows are also expected to actively participate in the life and activities of the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies. The fellows will present their research at the department seminar of the Asian Studies Department, and possibly at other relevant forums. Any work outside the Hebrew University would be allowed only after specific approval by the Frieberg Center.

Applicants should submit one hard copy and one electronic copy (in one file) of their application to the address below, no later than April 30, 2014.

The application must include:
1. CV
2. Research plan
3. A sample of applicant's publications (if relevant)
4. Two letters of recommendation. The applicant should indicate the names and positions of the recommenders, but the letters of recommendation should be sent by the recommenders direct to the e-mail address below.

Please send materials to:

The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies
Rm 6300
The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem 91905
tel/fax +972-(0)2-5881371
e-mail <>.

The Frieberg Center will announce its decision by June 2014. The academic year at the Hebrew University begins on October 26th, 2014 and ends in June 26th 2015; the fellows are supposed to arrive in Israel no later than October 20th, 2014. The one-term fellowship will end on January 30th, 2015, or start on March 1, 2015 and end on June 30th, 2015.

This notice in no way commits to accepting candidates in the fields advertised.

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Alliance for Global Education

[from H-NET, 2/6/14]

Resident Director, Multi-Country Program (Beijing and Delhi)
Location: New Delhi, India, with approximately 8 weeks each semester in Beijing, China
Start date: May-June 2014
Duration: Ten-month appointment, minimum two-year commitment
Reports to: Director of International Operations

The Alliance for Global Education is a division of the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University. The Alliance 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 Resident Director (RD) is responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of the Beijing-Delhi program. Primary responsibilities include advising students on academic, cultural, and personal adjustment matters, liaising with program faculty, managing housing, classroom, and office facilities, managing the program budget and reporting on program accounts, overseeing arrangements for excursions and co-curricular activities, serving as point person for health and safety matters.

Academic Program Management
- Support core course faculty in advising student capstone projects
- Identify faculty with strong academic credentials to teach Alliance courses
- Observe classes, supervise and evaluate teaching according to high academic standards
- Work with teaching faculty to create syllabi and reading lists according to the Alliance's standards
- Work with the Director of Academic Affairs and local faculty to develop new courses and implement changes to the curriculum as necessary
Orientation, Housing, Activities, and Student Life
- Work with U.S.-based program staff on designing pre-departure information and preparations
- Design and implement an arrival orientation
- Design creative co-curricular activities that supplement and enhance the curriculum
- Identify and manage housing that meets Alliance standards
- Identify opportunities for Alliance students to meet Indian and Chinese students
- Manage program-related travel logistics
- Provide leadership, crisis management, and support during student emergencies
- Meet with students regularly to assess their experience and to resolve any problems
Office Management and Financial Administration
- Manage a program operating budget, maintain accounting records, and submit regular accounting reports
Serve as liaison between local and U.S. staff
Maintain frequent communication with the Director of International Operations, and the Directors for China and India Programs, on program management and any issues that might arise
Program Development
- Work with the Directors of Academic Affairs and International Operations to continually develop and improve the curriculum, teaching quality, co-curricular program elements, immersion opportunities, and student services
- Respond to student and teacher evaluations to improve the programs
- Regularly report on program progress through weekly reports and propose innovative recommendations for the future
- Host site visits from U.S. faculty members, study abroad professionals, and members of the Alliance recruiting team.
- Regularly provide information updates and photos for the Alliance website
- Travel to the U.S. for conferences, campus visits, meetings, and training as needed

- Master's degree
- At least 7 years' professional experience; relevant work or study experience in India and/or China, and experience studying or working in the U.S.
- Experience working with American college students
- Proven organization, management, and communication skills
- Strong leadership skills, with the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
- A commitment to the field of international education
- Flexibility toward evolving responsibilities as the program grows

Salary and Benefits
- Salary commensurate with experience
- Health insurance and paid annual leave
- Opportunities for professional development and advancement

To Apply
- Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of the position.
- Within 48 hours of submitting your application materials, an e-mail will be sent confirming receipt. No phone calls, please. Due to the large volume of applicants, correspondence will be conducted via e-mail. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview.
- The position will remain open until filled and the description is removed from the website. Closing date: 7 May 2014.

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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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[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

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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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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Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

[from AAM, 10/2/13]

Assistant Curator of Japanese Art
Reference #13-52

The Asian Art Museum seeks a scholar in Japanese art to join the curatorial staff at this internationally renowned institution during an exciting time in its history. The Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, reporting to the Curator of Japanese Art, performs curatorial duties related to the identification, acquisition, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of objects in the Japanese art collection. The Japanese art collection consists of over 5000 objects including rare painted scrolls and screens; ceramics from the 3rd millennium BCE to the present; major works of Buddhist sculpture; superb decorative art and textiles; and the largest, most notable collection of Japanese bamboo objects outside of Japan.

The incumbent will:

Minimum Qualifications

Compensation: $1,904-$2,287 biweekly (annualized equivalent of $49,504-59,467)* with an excellent benefits package. Please note: 1. New hires start at the beginning of the salary range. 2. This position is represented by SEIU 1021.

Apply online at or send a letter of interest and resume ASAP 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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City University of Hong Kong

[courtesy of W. Chau, 10/2/13]

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor: Culture and Heritage Management (2 posts)
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Ref. C/221/49

Duties: Teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including BA, MA, MPhil and PhD, and undertake administrative duties in course, student activities and academic program management.

Requirements: A PhD in Museum Studies/Art History/History/Art Administration with competence in undertaking research and teaching in two or more of the following areas: Art and Cultural Management, Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong and China, Cultural Policy, Cultural History, Art History, Aesthetics, and Critical Cultural Theories. Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with the cultural landscape of Hong Kong and Greater China. Applicants with interest in interdisciplinary studies with substantial working experience in the cultural sector, and good industrial connections with the cultural industries are especially welcome. Relevant teaching and/or professional experience, strong research and administrative ability, and a proven record of publications are preferred. Successful candidates are expected to assume duty in August 2014.

Salary and Conditions of Service: Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from:

Human Resources Office
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
fax +(852) 2788 1154 or 3442 0311
e-mail <>

Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae to the Human Resources Office. Please quote the reference number in the application. Applications will receive full consideration until the positions are filled and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for. The Universitys privacy policy is available on the homepage.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions through its "CityU International Transition Team" scheme for current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and for early-stage and established scholars, as described at

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students talent and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business, creative media, energy, environment, humanities, law, social sciences, and other strategic growth areas. City University of Hong Kong was ranked 5th among the worlds top 50 universities under the age of 50 in the Quacquarelli Symonds 2013 survey.

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Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

[from AAM, 11/4/13]

Administrative Assistant, Curatorial
Reference #13-59

The Asian Art Museum seeks a skilled administrative assistant to provide support to the Curatorial department and Research Institute. This is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience behind the scenes of a premier arts institution. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the arts in addition to strong initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness.

Examples of Duties
- Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties in support of the Chief Curator, Administrative Manager, and Senior Research Fellow; supports other curators as required
- Prepares correspondence, reports, charts, presentations, and other communications
- Makes travel and schedule arrangements for curators, visiting scholars, and museum professionals; serves as an administrative liaison to visiting scholars
- Under the direction of the Administrative Manager, oversees the logistical coordination of the Directors Forum, a major biannual event
- Assists the Senior Research Fellow in handling Chinese paintings in various formats; records new information on artworks
- Checks, updates, and ensures the consistency of collection records in the collections database; performs data entry
- Responds to inquiries from staff and public regarding departmental operations
- Coordinates monthly Contributor Consultation Day, including logistical arrangements and directing and supervising volunteers

Minimum Qualifications
- B.A. degree plus one (1) year related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; degree in art history a plus
- Good knowledge of office equipment, procedures, and protocols
- Strong organizational skills; extremely detail-oriented, meticulous, and accurate
- Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; database experience highly desirable
- Excellent interpersonal skills; good judgment, tact, discretion, and sense of humor; exceptional flexibility and resourcefulness; ability to interact well with diverse groups of people
- Ability to successfully complete projects in a timely manner; punctual, dependable, and conscientious
- Ability to factually and effectively communication information; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities; adapt and perform well under pressure
- Familiarity with Asian art and/or culture through education, travel, or related experience is preferred
- A current, valid California Drivers license and ability to drive a vehicle is preferred
- Ability to learn art handling techniques; physical ability to lift and handle art.

$17.50-21.02/hour (Annualized $36,400-43,721K)*
*Please note: 1. New hires start at the beginning of the salary range. 2. The position is represented by SEIU 1021.

Apply online or send a letter of interest and resume ASAP 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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Asia Society

[from Asia Society, 11/20/13]

Director of Exhibitions, Texas Center

With 11 locations across the globe, Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. Asia Society Texas Center operates as a separate 501(c)(3) organization and is an affiliate of the Asia Society global network.

Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center have pride of place in a 40,000 square-foot building designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and opened to the public in April 2012. Since opening, exhibitions have included Treasures of Asian Art: A Rockefeller Legacy (April – Oct 2012), showcasing major works from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd collection; Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections (April – Sep 2012), showcasing contemporary works on loan from local collectors and neighboring institutions; Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter (November 2012 - April 2013) organized by Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery; kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa (November 2012 – April 2013), a collection of photographs dealing with race and identity; and most recently Universe Is Flux: The Art of Tawara Yusaku (June – September 2013) organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The successful candidate will be a multi-talented, collaborative and organized individual with a proven record of exhibition management and a solid knowledge of Asia as well as the Asian American community, locally, nationally and internationally. The Director of Exhibitions has charge of all public exhibition spaces at the Texas Center, including the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery, the Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall, and the North Gallery. Reporting to the Executive Director and managing contracted project staff, the Director of Exhibitions ensures that exhibitions fulfill the organizations mission and maintain the highest level of professional conduct and practice. The Director oversees an exhibitions calendar including two major exhibitions per year plus corollary exhibitions, making recommendations for appropriate public programs to work in conjunction with the exhibitions.

[For the full job description and application procedure, please consult]

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Jing Daily

[from Jing Daily, 10/23/13]

China Correspondent

Jing Daily is seeking a dynamic part-time writer based in China to contribute to its coverage of the business of luxury and culture in China. The new contributor should possess not only a deep commitment to story structure and clarity in writing, but also superior analytical skills in relation to business and marketing, a deep knowledge of both Chinese language and culture, sharp interview skills, and a strong interest in the luxury industry as it relates to China.

- Produce a curated morning news brief with the days top stories related to the Chinese luxury sector that includes analytical commentary
- Keep up to date with, attend, and report on luxury-related events including business seminars, trade shows, retail launches, runway shows, openings, and more
- Closely follow Chinese-language news and social media as it relates to the luxury industry in China
- Write at least three assigned or original articles a week

- Demonstrated writing and analytical skills in the topics of business and luxury
- Demonstrated ability to conduct research in Chinese
- Strong familiarity with the luxury industry in China from a business and marketing perspective, including areas related to culture, fashion, lifestyle, and leisure
- Tech-savvy and well-versed in Chinese-language digital and social media marketing, including mobile apps
- Experience using a content management system, preferably WordPress

Education and experience:
- Bachelors degree or higher
- 2-3 years of experience in writing, the luxury industry, or both


Please send at least three relevant writing samples, a resume, and cover letter to Liz Flora with the subject line "China Correspondent."

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

[courtesy of C. Starkman, 12/12/13]

Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art

Title: Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art
Reports To: Curator, Asian Art: Ancient to Contemporary Art, Interim Curator, Art of the Islamic World
Date Needed: November 2013
Pay Type: Salary, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education
Benefits: Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserved Time Off, and Holiday Pay
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location: Beck Building, a non-smoking facility

- Provides curatorial assistance to the Curator, Asian Art
- Duties related to collection management: on-going collection research (ranging from art historical to conservation issues); research of new acquisition proposals; establishing and maintaining collection files and disseminating information to other departments
- Duties related to permanent collection: assists with maintaining object files, including library reference consultation, ordering photographs, coordinating with Publications, Image Library, Design and other departments as required
- Schedules the work order requests and coordinates quarterly Asian art gallery paper rotation- research and writes didactic and label copy for rotation
- Duties related to exhibitions include: research; maintenance of files; preparation of loan forms and exhibition checklists; preparation of catalogue appendix; coordinating interdepartmental needs and responsibilities for upcoming exhibitions and label production
- Coordinates the Exhibition Curatorial team meetings
- Coordinates travel arrangements for visiting speakers, artists, collectors
- Assists with research and writing grant proposals
- Performs other duties as necessary to support the curator in all activities related to the collection, exhibitions and general office responsibilities
- Provides assistant support for curator; types correspondence, reports, scholarly articles, checklists, manuscripts, purchase orders


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Broad knowledge of Asian art history (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Tibet and Himalayan Art)
- Sophisticated research and writing skills are essential
- Writing sample required
- Strong organization and computer skills (word processing, database and Power Point)
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Accurate typing, minimum of 50 wpm
- Foreign language skills required: Fluent in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese (Reading, Writing and Speaking)

Education and Experience:
- Minimum of B.A. in Art History required
- M.A. in Art History with emphasis on Asian Art (China, Japan, Korea or India) preferred
- Minimum of 3 year museum experience in a curatorial or research area desirable

Send resume to:
Human Resources
Job 14-048CUR
P. O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826
fax (713) 639-7597
e-mail <>
or apply at

The MFAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, or genetic information, handicap or status as a disabled and/or Vietnam Era Veteran. For more information, visit our website at

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University of Notre Dame

[from AAS, 12/2/13]

Professor and Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

The University of Notre Dame invites applications and nominations of senior scholars for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline in the humanities or social sciences; possess a distinguished record of research and teaching related to East Asia, sufficient to merit a tenured appointment; and provide evidence of, or demonstrate interest, in academic leadership.

The Chair will lead a department with strong language and culture programs in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, with a mandate to build and advance those programs and develop more collaborative research and teaching initiatives with other academic units such as Notre Dame International, the recently established Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. Demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in research, teaching, and service towards building a productive scholarly community is essential.

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send letters of nomination or application and curriculum vitae to:

Asian Studies Search
Notre Dame International
100 Main Building
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
e-mail <>

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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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