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Assistant Professors in the Department of Fine Arts


Applications are invited for appointment as (1) Assistant Professor in Chinese Art History (Ref.: RF-2005/2006-222); and (2) Assistant Professor in Asian Art History (Ref.: RF-2005/2006-223) in the Department of Fine Arts, tenable from July 2006 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The appointments will initially be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with consideration for tenure after satisfactory completion of a second fixed-term contract.


The Department of Fine Arts is a leading centre for comprehensive study and research in art history in Asia, and has a track record of teaching from undergraduate to doctoral levels in various areas of Asian and Western art.  It currently has a particular research focus on modern and contemporary art and on cross-cultural studies, and seeks to consolidate and extend its existing strengths following retirements in the Asian art area.  Further information about the Department can be obtained at


Applicants for both posts should have a Ph.D. degree.  The appointees will be required to supervise research postgraduate students in addition to teaching (in English) a maximum of four undergraduate courses per year.  They are also expected to contribute actively to the Department’s research output. The ability to teach courses in a second area of Asian art history and an ability to teach survey courses on Asian art and visual culture would be advantageous.  For post (1), the appointee should also be a specialist in Chinese art history, preferably with a research focus falling within the Song period to the present day.  He/She should be able to teach courses on all areas of Chinese art history.  For post (2), the appointee should be a specialist in one area of Asian art history.


Applicants should submit a completed application form, a curriculum vitae, a sample publication or thesis chapter, a statement of interests and accomplishments in both teaching and research, and arrange to have three confidential reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong or by fax (852) 2540 6735 within one week of the closing date.  For further details, please e-mail


Annual salary for Assistant Professorship starts from HK$451,980 (approx. US$1=HK$7.8) (subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of the University). The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. 


At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 16% of gross income.  The appointments carry leave, and medical/dental benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided.


Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be obtained at; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail:  Closes January 31, 2006.   


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