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The Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting

University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 per annum* : Grade 7.1
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2024
Closes: 28th June 2024
Job Ref: 172431

About the role

The Ashmolean Museum’s collection of modern Chinese art is a key area of the Chinese holdings and one of the most renowned in Europe. The 2013 bequest of the Sullivan Collection together with support for programming activities around the collection has led to a successful series of exhibitions, conferences and workshops.

The Christensen Fellowship is an endowed post associated with the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Painting in the Department of Eastern Art. The Christensen Fellow will be expected to deliver exhibitions in the Sullivan Gallery with associated academic and public programming, and to undertake related research in the field of Chinese painting.

The Fellow should use their expertise to enrich the object documentation available in the museum. They will also be encouraged to propose, organise and participate in various initiatives, including study sessions, workshops, public viewings, and conferences in order to foster interest in Chinese painting.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 2 years. The Fellow will have an office space in the Eastern Art department, and work closely with other departmental staff.

The postholder is expected to start no later than 1 October 2024.

About You

You will have sound knowledge of modern Chinese painting

You will have a doctoral degree in Chinese art or be on the point of completing a doctoral thesis in Chinese Art

You will have excellent written and presentational skills

Flexibility to occasionally work unsocial hours, including evenings and weekends is also essential

Previous experience of curatorial work is desirable

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days of annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

More information is available at https://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/staff-benefits

Diversity

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies.

How to apply

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.

The Chair of this recruitment panel will be Prof. Shelagh Vainker, Curator of Chinese Art, who can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role (shelagh.vainker@ashmus.ox.ac.uk). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department (recruitment@glam.ox.ac.uk).

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST/GMT) on Friday 28 June 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing Monday 22 July 2024.

*An automatic annual increment each year will be paid up to (and not including) the discretionary range within the University of Oxford’s grade 7 salary scale.

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