Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Museum Studies in the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) (Ref.: 518922), to commence on July 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and availability of funding.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Art History or Museum Studies and have at least 5 years of experience in the practice and theory of organising museums and art and archival collections. The applicants are expected to have taught undergraduate and/or postgraduate students in one or more of the following areas: museum management, collection registration, archiving, digital media in museum and public outreach. Personal experience in exhibition curation, the Hong Kong art scene, modern and contemporary art as well as conservation and archival preservation is an advantage. A team spirit and highly developed communication skills are a must. Preference will be given to candidates who have international contacts in museums, have published and presented their research internationally and/or have successfully applied for research and/or teaching grants, and, ideally, have experience developing a new academic programme.
The appointee is expected to assist the Faculty in building up its newly designed postgraduate programme for Museum Studies e.g. develop new courses, design original teaching materials and various procedures of assessment etc.. He/She is also expected to teach a range of courses in Museum Studies primarily at postgraduate level, supervise capstone projects, support internship and co-curricular activities, and undertake administrative responsibilities for the new postgraduate programme.
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 a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable for Senior Lecturer.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a teaching portfolio, and contact information of three referees. Closes February 28, 2023 (extended to April 30, 2023).
The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.