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Professor/Associate Professor in Museum Studies

The University of Hong Kong - School of Humanities

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor in Museum Studies in the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) (Ref.: 502180), to commence on August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on tenure terms.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Art History or Museum Studies in the theory and practices of museums with an emphasis on material culture studies of which the area of research is open. They should have a strong humanities-based background and extensive experience in teaching, excellent record of research publications, and ideally previous experience in museum leadership, curating or collections research. Experience in working with digital technology or conservation technologies would be seen as an advantage.

The Faculty of Arts is committed to developing a world-class programme and we welcome application from candidates with international as well as regional expertise. The successful candidate should engage students historically, socially, and conceptually and inspire imaginative, critical and interdisciplinary reflection across theory and practice. They should also have the ability to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues within the Faculty and the UMAG.

The appointee is expected to take a leadership position in designing and advancing a vigorous concentration, eventually developing into a programme at the undergraduate level with a goal to expand to postgraduate instruction. He/she is also expected to supervise research postgraduate students, contribute actively to research and knowledge exchange, and assume service/administrative responsibilities as appropriate.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload a cover letter, an up to date C.V., research statement, teaching portfolio, and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will start in late October 2020 and continue until December 1, 2020.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

Location: Pok Fu Lam - Hong Kong
Salary: A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th October 2020
Closes: 1st December 2020
Job Ref: 502180
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