Assistant Professor - Chinese Art History


Assistant Professor - Chinese Art History - Department of History of Art/College of Letters and Science

Open September 18th, 2018 through December 3rd, 2018

University of California, Berkeley Department of History of Art
Assistant Professor, Chinese art

The Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Chinese Art History, tenure-track, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. A PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program, with specialization in the history of Chinese Art, is required at the time of application.

The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses across the history of the arts of China; mentor undergraduate students and supervise doctoral students; and participate in the department's intellectual and pedagogical activities. The Department seeks applications from early career scholars working in a field of Chinese art up to the late imperial era, who are actively thinking about the future of the study of Chinese art, and who are alert to changes taking place in the discipline of art history (global, interregional, digital, etc.) The successful candidate will demonstrate area-specialized expertise in the art history of China and a record of innovative research, publication, and teaching.

Given the department's long-standing engagement with the Graduate Program in Buddhist Studies, candidates with demonstrated research and teaching activities that emphasize or include the visual-material arts and/or architecture of Chinese Buddhism are encouraged to apply. The department also invites applications from candidates whose area(s) of activity may connect with one or more of the following: the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies; the Institute for East Asian Studies, including the Centers for Chinese Studies and Buddhist Studies; and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives' collections of Chinese art and visual culture.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University, and a successful candidate is required to demonstrate evidence of commitment to these values by the start date. The University is also committed to addressing family needs, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit

Required application materials: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching; Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service), Brief descriptions of courses offered or proposed, Sample of Publication (Sample of work in progress (~30 pages), a recent publication, or completed dissertation), and three letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University's web-based system at: All application materials must be uploaded to AP Recruit by no later than December 3, 2018. For information on diversity, equity, and inclusion, please see Office of Faculty Equity & Welfare, "Support for Faculty Candidates," Please direct questions regarding the search to: Search Committee Chair, Department of History of Art,

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