Post-doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Contemporary Art

Updated: 13 days ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Deadline: 11 Feb 2020

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Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts
Location:  Birmingham, City Centre Campus
Salary:  £30,831 to £33,512 per annum
Fixed Term until 31 July 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 February 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 19 February 2020
Reference:  012020-03

Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study right in the heart of the city. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University’s Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA), as a leading research centre in the field, fostering new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design, and visual culture through interdisciplinary research and practice. 

This new post will join the CCVA team by providing contribution and assistance in the areas of research, curating and co-ordination as listed below: 

• To develop research in the area of Chinese contemporary art into a 3* or 4* research output that can be submitted to future REF, and provide intellectual contributions to CCVA in the field of Chinese contemporary arts and visual culture; 

• To support the development of external funding application for a research project to be hosted at CCVA and to be a named researcher on the project; 

• To assist Director of CCVA to curate international exhibitions of contemporary art and contribute to the curatorial research and practice; 

• To provide editorial support for CCVA publications, such as the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (JCCA, Intellect) hosted at CCVA, to collect proposals and submissions, assist the peer review process and liaise with authors, editors, reviewers and the publisher. 

• To co-ordinate CCVA research activities including annual conferences, symposia and research seminars, for MA, PhD students and Visiting Academics at CCVA; 

• To develop and manage CCVA publicity, and assist the promotion of CCVA research and teaching activities through website, social media and other platforms. 

In order to fulfil this new position available at CCVA, you will need: 

• Good first and postgraduate degrees; 

• PhD completion in a relevant field of Chinese contemporary art; 

• Evidence of research activity and published research in the field (desirable); 

• Bilingual, excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese (desirable); 

• Possess sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes; 

• Able to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature; 

• Able to manage research and administrative activities and to balance competing pressures of research and administrative demands and deadlines; 

• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with colleagues and students; 

• Able to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks for the exchange of information and collaboration; 

• Able to identify potential sources of funding; 

• Evidence of engagement in continuous professional development; 

• Understand equal opportunity issues and how they may impact on areas of research; 

• Understanding of Health and Safety requirements and experience of carrying out risk assessments. 

Initiated in 2007 with extensive regional to international partnerships, CCVA brings together artists, designers, curators and researchers who are working with, or are interested in the contemporary contexts of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in order to share expertise, understanding, critiques and ideas of innovation. We attract a large number of PhD studies internationally and host our new postgraduate programme, MA Contemporary Arts China, since 2017, as well as a singular peer-reviewed journal JCCA in the subject area worldwide. In addition, we develop cutting-edge curatorial projects and hold annual conferences to discuss and evaluate latest research development, and to expand expertise within the interdisciplinary community. For more details, please visit ccva.org.uk. 

If you wish to know more about this role or to arrange an informal discussion then please contact Professor Jiang Jiehong, Director of Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, [email protected]  

As part of your application, please attach your CV, Covering Letter and Highest Qualification. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process. 

Please note that the closing date for the above role and for the applications is 11th February 2020. 

This role will be based at Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX. 


Further details:

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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