Job Description :
Applications are invited for appointment as Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Museum Studies in the Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) (Ref.: 520636), 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.
Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 518922) need not re-apply.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, together with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave and professional leave, medical benefits, and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries. 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. ClosesJune 9, 2023.
The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.
The University of Hong Kong is a public research university in Hong Kong. Founded in 1887 as the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, it is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. HKU was also the first university established by the British in East Asia.