Arts of China Consortium

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




Art Institute of Chicago: Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art
Art Radar: intern
Australian National University: post-docs, Australian Centre on China in the World
Barnard College: urban studies
Bonhams: Receiver/Inventory Controller Asian Art - New York
British Museum: Keeper of Asia

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art: Collaborative Doctoral Award with Birmingham City University
Christie's Education London: Lecturer/Tutor - Arts of China
Council on International Education Exchange: Shanghai staff
Dissertation Reviews: field editor, Asian art history
Goldsmiths, University of London: (1) non-Western art and theory (2) visual cultures of science
MOCA Shanghai: internships
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Creative Director
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design: Mellon Fellow
Rubin Museum of Art: (1) Assistant Curator/Curator (2)Curatorial Fellow (3) Curatorial Assistant
Thomas & Associates, Inc.: specialist, traditional Asian art
University of Alberta: Managing Curator, The Mactaggart Art Collection
University of Pennsylvania: post-docs, "Sex"  
University of Tokyo: Asian studies

University of Utah: art history, field open
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: internships
Yale-NUS College: any field of art history

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

University of Alberta

[from CAA, 10/16/13]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yale-NUS College

[from CAA, 9/6/13]

Junior and Senior Art Historians

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

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

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

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

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

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Art Insitute of Chicago

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

Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

[from PFA, 5/14/14]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pulitzer is looking for someone who:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Goldsmiths, University of London

[from H-ARTHIST, 6/28/14]

Two Lectureships in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths

Two full-time, permanent research and teaching Lecturers are being sought in Goldsmiths' vibrant Department of Visual Cultures: one specialising in non-Western art and theory, the other in the visual cultures of science:

Closing date: Monday 21 July 2014

Reference Number: VCU000017
Department: Visual Cultures
Type of Contract: Open-ended/Permanent
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Interview Date: 6-8 August 2014
Closing date for applications: 21 July 2014
Salary: £35,303 to £39,374 pa including London Weighting

We are looking to appoint a full-time lecturer in Goldsmiths' vibrant Department of Visual Cultures. The role holder will be required to teach generalist and specialist courses in the history and theory of modern and contemporary art and visual culture. Candidates should have a research specialism in non-Western visual art, with applications from scholars working on cultures of the global south particularly encouraged. Scholarly perspectives reflecting upon globalization, post-colonialism, migration and diaspora in visual culture are welcome. The successful candidate will demonstrate an innovative approach to their subject of study, and an interest in inventive forms of pedagogy. They will contribute to the Department's research; teach, advise and supervise our students (ranging from BA to PhD level); and play an active part in Department life, for example through committees, working parties, and administrative roles.

Reference Number: VCU000016
Department: Visual Cultures
Type of Contract: Open-ended/Permanent
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Interview Date: 6-8 August 2014
Closing date for applications: 21 July 2014
Salary: £35,303 to £39,374 pa including London Weighting

We are looking to appoint a full-time lecturer in Goldsmiths' vibrant Department of Visual Cultures. The role holder will be required to teach generalist and specialist courses in the history and theory of modern and contemporary art and visual culture. Candidates should have a research specialism in the visual and material cultures of science which could include the ecological, technological, or non-human. Scholarly perspectives from the fields of animal studies, the environmental humanities, art history, visual culture and performance studies are welcome. The successful candidate will demonstrate an innovative approach to their subject of study, and an interest in inventive forms of pedagogy. They will contribute to the Department's research; teach, advise and supervise our students (ranging from BA to PhD level); and play an active part in Department life, for example through committees, working parties, and administrative roles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Art Radar

[from Art Radar, 7/13/14]

Administrative and Social Media Intern – Contemporary art publishing

Art Radar, one of the leading online platforms covering contemporary art news and trends in Asia and beyond, is seeking a paid Intern to work on ongoing administrative and social media tasks. There may be an opportunity for career progression at the end of 6 months for the right candidate. Previous Interns have gone on to take up writing and managerial positions within Art Radar.

The Art Radar Intern will ideally be a Journalism or Arts graduate with an understanding of online publishing, social media, and a passion for contemporary Asian art. Reporting to the Editor, the Intern will be responsible for:

For this position, you must
- have a tertiary-level education
- have a background in art history, contemporary art, the art market or a related field (desirable but not essential)
- have native-level English language ability, written and spoken
- be familiar with SEO and SMO strategies be familiar with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn
- be able to quickly find information using on- and off-line research methods
- be familiar with the WordPress platform have reliable access to the internet and your own computer be willing to commit to regular hours each week

This role will be for an initial period of 6 months, and will entail 8-12 hours a week (estimate) once the Intern is fully trained. However, for the right candidate this role may expand to include further, undecided tasks, so a candidate with the ability to take on more work/hours is strongly desired and will be given preference.

The Intern will be paid a base rate of USD100 per month.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to
Application deadline: Friday 25 July 2014. Start date Monday 4 August 2014.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email and may be required to attend an interview over Skype. Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted.

Please direct questions about this position to Art Radar operates a remote office only with an internationally based staff. Days of work per week are to be decided during the recruitment process.

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British Museum

[from BM, 6/9/14; J. Stuart, 7/4/14]

Keeper of Asia
Reference: 1420191
Salary: £58,482 per annum
Contract: Permanent (Full Time)
Closing date: Wednesday 2nd July 2014 [extended to 31 July] 12pm noon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barnard College

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

Assistant Professors, Urban Studies

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

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

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

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Christie's Education London

[from, 7/30/14]

Lecturer/Tutor - Arts of China
Salary: £31,000 - pa pro-rated
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Permanent
Closes: 29th August 2014

Christie's Education London provides opportunities to study the History of Art and Art-world Practice at PhD, MLitt, PgDip and MA (Hons) levels in programmes accredited by the University of Glasgow, as well as extended education short courses and Certificate programmes.

Aim of Role:
To undertake tutorial responsibilities, lecturing and administration on courses as part of a team working on the Arts of China programme.

Skills and Experience
- Knowledge and interest in Chinese art, archaeology and visual culture, broadly defined
- PhD or equivalent internationally recognised record of achievement in a relevant discipline
- Committed to teaching directly from works of art
- Record of publication and commitment to future research
- Ability to speak, read and write in Chinese

The appointee will:
- be a tutor to a group of students, providing support and advice on academic, pastoral and career matters.
- plan and teach a programme of classes and visits to public and private collections and contribute to development of course.
- lecture on the Master's, PgDip, Certificate and short courses as required.
- plan and lead postgraduate seminars as required.
- supervise thesis preparation and mark theses.
- assess student work and keep appropriate records of marks, grades and records of attendance.
- contribute towards the planning, invigilation and marking of cataloguing exams and image tests.
- attend appropriate staff meetings and play a role in the planning and development of course programmes.
- contribute towards study trips in the UK and abroad, including an extended visit to Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
- interview prospective students and take part in other recruitment activities.
- engage with Christie's Education alumni in the UK and abroad.
- represent Christie's Education at academic conferences and other events.
- undertake other duties as required from time to time.

- This position reports to the Programme Director, Arts of China.
- Hours are variable in and out of term time: minimum 3 days (aggregate) per week during term time negotiated with the Programme Director, with flexibility in working hours out of term.
- 25 days leave per year (pro rata), with holidays to be taken outside of term time
- Three months' notice is required.

Interviews: first week of September.

Requirements to be uploaded by applicants:
- Covering letter or statement
- Full CV and publications list
- Full names and contact details (e-mail and postal addresses and telephone numbers) of three referees (These will not be contacted without your prior permission)
- One article-length piece of recent published or unpublished work

Start Date: mid-September 2014


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Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

[from AAM, 8/2/14]

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is pleased to announce a fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding junior scholar who wishes to pursue a curatorial career. The Mellon Fellow will be fully integrated into the Museum's Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. The Fellow will have access to the museum collections and research libraries in the region and will enjoy all the professional privileges of the museum's staff. The Fellow will be expected to participate in strengthening the Museum's engagement with the academic curricula at Brown University and RISD.

Core Activities: Become familiar with the collection's 24,000 works on paper and undertake research in area of expertise. Supervise the Museum's active study room for prints, drawings, and photographs. Assist with departmental exhibitions, catalogue new acquisitions, give regular presentations to classes and gallery talks, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students and the public on matters concerning the collection. Work with the two department curators to help develop collaboration with faculty at RISD and Brown University to encourage greater use of the collection in classes and individual study. In collaboration with a faculty member from Brown and/or RISD, propose an exhibition and publication to be presented in the third year. Travel with the department's curators to explore potential acquisitions, and to attend scholarly conferences and relevant exhibitions. Assist with management of day to day departmental activities as assigned.

The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow is a three-year fellowship. The Fellow receives a competitive annual salary plus benefits and travel and research funds.

For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by September 1, 2014 will be assured full consideration. A complete application will consist of:
- A letter of interest
- A curriculum vitae
- A statement describing the applicant's area of research and potential relationship to the museum's collections
- A copy of a published paper or a writing sample Three letters of recommendation, including the names and contact information for references.

Eligibility: Ph.D. (or ABD) or equivalent in Art History or closely related field, with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the history of the graphic arts. Strong communication skills and museum or teaching experience are essential. Knowledge of a European language is highly desirable.

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Australian National University

[from ANU, 8/12/14]

Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
up to 6 positions (A321-14ZH)
Location: Canberra/ACT
Term of Contract: Fixed Term of 2 Years
Grade: Level A
Salary Package: $64,386-$70,974 pa plus 17% superannuation
Closing Date: 17 September 2014

The Australian National University is one of the foremost institutions in the world outside of China for research and teaching about China. The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a major initiative at the ANU, supported by research intensive funding from the Commonwealth Government. It enhances ANU's existing capabilities to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale. See and associated The China Story website.

The Centre takes a broad, holistic view and engages multidisciplinary expertise in areas including Chinese thought, culture, history, politics, society, environment, economics and foreign and strategic policy. The Centre is seeking to recruit highly talented, motivated and ambitious Postdoctoral Fellows to join a world-class group of researchers. The successful applicants are expected to contribute towards one or more of CIW's research themes: China Everyday, China Justice, China Numbers, China Texts, China Time, China Urban/Rural, China Australia and China Global.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to foster a collaborative agenda with research staff at CIW, other ANU colleges and other early career academics to promote Chinese Studies. In addition, they will also conduct their own research at the highest level and be expected to participate throughout their appointment in all aspects of academic life. This academic position is initially for a two year period, with an opportunity for a further two year extension subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. The successful candidates will be provided with mentoring and support to develop into international research leaders.

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the selection criteria, accompanied by a detailed CV with details of at least 2 referees, response to the Research Plan form (attached under "additional information" section) about their proposed research activities at ANU and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Enquiries: Dr Jane Golley (Attention: Jane Golley), tel +61 2 6125 6976

Responsible to: Director, CIW

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region. The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW), located in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, is a major new initiative at the ANU that has been funded by the Commonwealth government. Its aim is to enhance the ANU's existing capabilities to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale. A Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to contribute towards the research program of the Centre and to develop their research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant to the Centre's research themes. Engagement with the Centre's education program and outreach activities will also be expected.

Position Dimensions and Relationships: CIW takes a broad, holistic view and engages multidisciplinary expertise in areas including Chinese thought, culture, history, politics, society, environment, economics and foreign and strategic policy. The Post-doctoral Fellow will be expected to foster a collaborative agenda with research staff at CIW, other ANU faculties and other early career academics to promote Chinese Studies and the development of CIW's research program and activities. The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to the Director of the Centre and will be expected to work collegially with other members of CIW, both professional and academic staff, and within the ANU community. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be provided with support, guidance and direction from other senior staff within CIW and with an increasing degree of autonomy as the Postdoctoral Fellow develops in skill and experience.
Role Statement: The principal tasks and duties of the position are:
- Undertake independent research in an area of studies of China, with limited supervision with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, present research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences, and collaborate with other researchers at a national level.
- Collaborate with senior staff to actively seek and secure external funding, assist to prepare and submit research proposals to external funding bodies as appropriate.
- Contribute to the education program of the Centre, which may include but not limited to, mentoring in the PhD program, teaching and the design and development of coursework modules
- Assist in outreach activities including to prospective students, research institutes, industry, government, the media and the general public.
- Proactively contribute to all aspects of the operation of the Centre. This may include representation through committee membership, attendance at conferences and other activities in line with the work of the Centre.
- Other duties as allocated by the supervisor or the Vice-Chancellor consistent with the classification of the position;
- Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity.

Selection criteria:
1. A PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement) in a discipline relevant to the Australian Centre on China in the World.
2. Proven record of independent research in the area of studies of China as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
3. Evidence of the ability to articulate and prosecute innovative research in the area of studies of China.
4. An ability and commitment to seek for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities.
5. Excellent oral and written English and Chinese language skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with a variety of staff and students in a cross-disciplinary academic environment and to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels.
6. Demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context.

Additional Information:
Postdoc recruitment research plan form July 2014.docx

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University of Tokyo

[from AAS, 8/4/14]

Associate Professor, Asian Studies
Department of Pioneering Asian Studies
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia

The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (Toyo Bunka Kenkyusho) at the University of Tokyo has an opening for an associate professor in its Department of Pioneering Asian Studies. The latter was created on 1 April 2011 with the objective of developing new perspectives in the field of Asian Studies through 1) venturing in new fields of research and/or 2) adopting innovative methodologies. Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, he/she may teach his/her own research topic in related faculties and graduate schools.

The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia offers very attractive working conditions. Internationally recognized as a center of excellence in Asian Studies, its focus is on research; teaching duties are very limited. The successful candidate will profit from an intellectually dynamic environment and be able to devote himself/herself fully to the proposed research project (see below).

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the Humanities or the Social Sciences and should be engaged in research related to Asia (broadly defined). They must furthermore have a proven track record of publications of international repute (books and/or journal articles). Proficiency in Japanese language is not required, but the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the daily administration of the Institute.

Stipend and benefits: In accordance with the regulations stipulated by the University.
Expected date of appointment: 1 April 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
Term of office: Five years (with no possibility of extension)

Documents for application:
1. A Curriculum Vitae (please use the University of Tokyo standard resume form)
2. A list of publications (in any format) and maximum of three most important works.
3. A copy of applicant's final degree diploma.
4. An essay describing your research achievements so far (maximum 800 words in English or 4,000 characters in Japanese).
5. An essay describing your research topic and your planned research program for the next five years (please specify clearly what you intend to accomplish while you are at the Institute given the mandate of the department stipulated above). (Maximum 800 words in English or 4,000 characters in Japanese)

Application and deadline: All applications must reach us by post (registered mail) at the following address by September 19. E-mail applications cannot be considered.
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (Toyo-Bunka Kenkyusho)
University of Tokyo
7-3-1, Hongo
Tokyo 113-0033

Selection Process: All successful candidates after the first screening will be notified of the interview date and time via e-mail. Interviews are scheduled for the middle of January 2015. All costs, including travel and accommodation, will be fully borne by the applicant.

Enquiries: e-mail only at Enquiries by telephone only by Japanese language.

1) Materials submitted for the application will not be returned.
2) Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes.
3) The University of Tokyo is an equal opportunity employer.

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University of Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Jennifer Conway, Associate Director

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Council on International Education Exchange

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

CIEE – Council on International Education Exchange is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to helping people acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Founded in 1947, CIEE is a worldwide leader in international education and exchange programs operating across 41 countries.

Resident Director-Shanghai
CIEE is currently recruiting a Resident Director responsible for the quality and success of the programs offered at the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai, China. The position is responsible for all aspects of in-country operations as well as for long-range planning, ongoing program evaluation, development, and marketing. The Resident Director is responsible for ensuring the highest levels of program quality and customer satisfaction. You must hold a Master’s degree or above with a minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience, preferably in an international education-related position. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese required. In-depth knowledge of China and its culture, history, business practices, and academic environment required. Must be authorized to work and able to live full-time (12 months per year) in Shanghai. Strong leadership and management skills and a commitment to customer service required.

Manager, Student Services-Shanghai
CIEE is seeking a Manager of Student Services who is responsible for the overall design, implementation and quality of student services programming and residential life, assisting the Center Director with the general daily administration of all programs offered at the CIEE Study Center in Shanghai. The objective of this position is to develop and carry out activities and programs that enhance and support the mission of the organization and goals of the programs in Shanghai, to create and maintain a safe, healthy and supportive environment for living and learning, and to ensure the professional and efficient management of the Study Center and its programs. You must hold a Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience, preferably in an student affairs, study abroad, or international education exchange, including at least 1 year professional or academic experience in China. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese required. In-depth knowledge of China and its culture, history, business practices, and academic environment required. Must be authorized to work and able to live full-time (12 months per year) in Shanghai. Strong leadership and management skills and a commitment to customer service required.

Please visit for a comprehensive job description for either position. Closing date: 13 Nov 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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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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Dissertation Reviews

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

Field Editor in Asian Art History

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

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

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

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

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

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Rubin Museum of Art

[from RMA, 6/17/14]

One of the newest museums in New York City, the Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to creating a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the idea, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia. Now in its tenth year, the Rubin Museum welcomes over 175,000 visitors annually and has 6,000 members. The Rubin Museum's preeminent collection includes works of art from present-day Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Tibetan Plateau. The pace is lively with more than ten changing exhibitions and more than 250 public programs a year.

Assistant Curator/Curator - Himalayan Art
immediate opening

The Rubin Museum has a growing and increasingly distinguished collection of approximately 2,500 works of art from the Himalayan region and surrounding areas. The exhibitions, acquisitions and publications programs are both active and ambitious, and require the dedicated expertise of a diverse and committed curatorial staff, at various professional levels. This full-time position reports directly to the Director of Exhibitions, Collection & Research.

All early-career faculty, post-doc, and advanced Ph.D. students in the tworks (i.e., conferences, listservs, etc.)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Works closely with the Director, members of the Curatorial staff, and the staff of other departments to select exhibitions to be presented at the Rubin Museum and develop the exhibition schedule. Works to assure that the exhibition themes and ideas set forth are accomplished professionally, with attention to both quality and detail in a timely and efficient manner within budget parameters.
- Conceives, plans, and realizes exhibitions, to the inclusion of object selection, general layout, and object adjacencies within the exhibition, and creates and/or approves all didactic components.
- Develops written interpretive materials for a diverse audience ranging from newcomers to specialists. This includes exhibition catalogues or parts thereof, summaries and object labels, exhibition descriptions for use in publicity and grant proposals, and other interpretative materials such as exhibition brochures, recorded guide scripts, on-line presentations, and scholarly articles.
- With the Director, develops and monitors curatorial budgets, contracts with outside curators and other consultants, and other agreements and administrative documents as necessary.
- Conducts research on collection objects and provides descriptions of objects for purchase and donation, including the identification, transcription and translation of inscriptions.
- Actively participates in building and maintaining factual and interpretive information for use within the collections database and permanent files and assists in the review of all scholarly and curatorial content used on the Rubin Museum website or distributed in any other public form.
- Gives both private and public presentations, conducts collection and exhibition tours, and widely represents the scholarly interests of the Rubin Museum internally and externally.
- Develops and nurtures professional relationships with collectors, dealers, and representatives of other institutions and remains current on curatorial and scholarly topics related to the mission and goals of the Rubin Museum.

- Minimum Education: Advanced ABD in Himalayan/Tibetan art or culture, or equivalent experience. PhD is preferred.
- Three or more years' experience in a curatorial position in an art museum or similar institution, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment, and/or considerable experience in developing and presenting exhibitions of works of art. Preferred.
- General knowledge of Indian and Tibetan art and the cultures of the Himalayas as well as cross-cultural themes, and experience in interpreting this subject matter to a diverse audience of varying levels of interest and understanding.
- Excellent written and spoken English skills and advanced knowledge of Tibetan, Sanskrit, and/or other relevant languages as applicable.
- Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others and as part of a team on multiple tasks.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook).

The Rubin Museum offers a competitive benefits package.

Please provide the following as part of your application:
- Complete resume, including salary history and requirements.
- A cover letter addressing both your interest in the Rubin Museum, and your qualifications for this position.

- Indicate "Assistant Curator/Curator" on the Subject Line of e-mail or in body of cover letter.
- Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at
- Mailed applications:
Manager, Human Resources
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, New York 10011

Curatorial Fellow
available Summer 2014

The Curatorial Fellowship position is for an appointment term of 12 months with the potential for an extension to 24 months.

This position reports to the Exhibitions Manager and Curatorial Administrator.

The fellowship term will provide insight in critical aspects of museum work including exhibitions, collections management, conservation, art handling, education, and publications. Fellows will be expected to participate in the Museum's programmatic and intellectual life during regular staff hours. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Proposing and exploring possible topics with the assigned curatorial supervisor, the incumbent will work on at least one and possibly more exhibitions drawn from RMA collections.
- Giving gallery talks, working on exhibition development, developing presentations upon request and performing curatorial duties for exhibitions as assigned.
- As assigned, assists curators in the accomplishment of a wide variety of curatorial tasks.
- In collaboration with other curatorial staff, develops or further develops, RMA exhibition projects related to the incumbent's areas of specialization.

The best qualified fellowship candidates will have:
- At least an MA, preferably PhD candidate in Himalayan art history, cultural anthropology, museum studies, or equivalent experience.
- Some experience within the curatorial area of an art museum or research institution.
- Familiarity with exhibition development processes.

- A salary of $40,000 is offered.
- 20% of work time will be made available for the fellow to pursue research topics of his/her own choosing.
- Competitive and attractive benefits package.

Please provide the following as part of your application:
- Complete resume along with a cover letter addressing both your interest in the Rubin Museum and your qualifications for this position. No generic statements please.

- Indicate " Curatorial Fellow, Himalayan Art" on the Subject Line of e-mail or in body of cover letter.

Curatorial Assistant
immediate opening

The Curatorial Assistant will provide overall administrative support to the Curatorial department. This position requires a highly motivated, detail oriented individual who strives for excellence in a dynamic museum environment.

This position reports to the Exhibitions Manager and Curatorial Administrator.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Provides administrative assistance to all curators.
- Serves as liaison for institutional and private lenders by communicating with and arranging loans, including but not limited to: drafting, finalizing and mailing loan letters and forms; maintaining accurate records of all loans and lenders for each exhibition; and following-up with all lenders.
- Creates checklists for exhibitions, and provides administrative support for the Art Information Management System (AIMS), including updating old checklists.
- Organizes collections accesses for guest curators with the Collections Management department and sets up collections accesses at other institutions.
- Assists with creating PowerPoint and other presentations for guest and in-house curators.
- Handles and responds to general inquiries.
- Assists with curatorial hosted special events such as the lenders dinners (reservations, invites, seating charts, set-up); and exhibition related talks.
- Assists with researching and making travel arrangements including but not limited to hotel and flight reservations for all staff and guest curators.
- Assists with the preparation of accurate expense reports for curators and guest curator(s) travel for submission and reimbursement to the accounting department.
- Organizes and maintains curatorial department's contacts and files.
- Coordinates the administration of art acquisition acquisitions/inquiries–sale or donation
- Handles requests to view objects in the collection with Collections Management
- Acts as contact for collection-based inquiries, including needs from the Collection Management dept.
- Remains familiar with curatorial and scholarly topics related to the mission and goals of the museum.
- Oversee the Library including but not limited to returning books to shelves, ordering new books, cataloguing and general maintenance of the library and its organization.
- Performs additional duties as requested.

- Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 to 3 years of related experience. Master's preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.)
- Database experience preferred.
- Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop software application required.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must have excellent administrative and general office skills.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
- S/he must be able to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity.
- Interest in the cultural regions of the Himalayas and greater Asia a plus.

The Rubin Museum offers a competitive benefits package.

Please provide the following as part of your application:
- Complete resume, including salary history and requirements.
- A cover letter addressing both your interest in the Rubin Museum, and your qualifications for this position.

- Indicate "Curatorial Assistant" on the Subject Line of e-mail or in body of cover letter.

Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at Mailed applications [to]:
Manager, Human Resources
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, New York 10011

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University of Utah

[from ACClist, 7/8/14]

Visiting Assistant Position in Art History

Position Description: One-year full-time visiting appointment with specialization in any area of the history of European, American, or Asian art and visual culture. Teach five courses during the acadmic year to include sections of "Introduction to the History of Art" and upper division courses in candidate's area of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates able to teach courses in modern and contemporary art. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. For further information on the Art History Program please visit our website at

Qualifications: PhD in art history preferred; ABD considered. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching demonstrate critical and theoretical innovation, as well as an interest in interdisciplinarity, material culture, race and identities, or cultural studies.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application addressing teaching philosophy, relevant course syllabi (if available) and CV with names and contact information of referees to:

Chair, Visiting Art Historian Search
Department of Art and Art History
University of Utah
375 S 1530 E RM 161
Salt Lake City, UT 4112-0380.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Employer Information: The University of Utah is a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive public institution, which supports faculty excellence [in] research. The University is an AA/OE employer and encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of appicants and employees. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Our department is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and students.

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Thomas & Associates, Inc.

[from ACClist, 7/8/14]

Dear Colleagues,
We are currently filling the following position for an auction house client. If you have contacts who may be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please have them contact myself or David Griffin, our Senior Associate, as soon as possible.
Geri Thomas,

Specialist, Traditional Asian Art, Auction House, New York City

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking an Asian Art Specialist. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and schedule of auctions for traditional Asian Art. Duties include: source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of Asian Art; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international Asian Art market with, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicant will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Highly competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to

Thomas & Associates, Inc.
6 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
tel (212) 779-7059, (212)779-7059
fax (212) 779-7096

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