Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer in Chinese Art History–Announcement

The Center for the Art of East Asia and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar with (possible) concurrent Lecturer appointment that is expected to begin September 1, 2016. We seek an outstanding scholar in Chinese art history who will further his/her own research at UChicago. The holder of this position 1) is required to be in residence, 2) conducts research in a stated field of concentration under the mentorship of a faculty member, 3) participates in regular colloquia and workshops in the Center and Department, and 4) may be requested to teach one course each year. The position is benefits-eligible and may be extended for an additional year upon satisfactory review. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree by June of 2016 and not earlier than September of 2011.

Complete application materials include a cover letter, a project proposal including statement of research and teaching interests, CV with a list of publications, 2-3 writing samples (including a dissertation chapter), dissertation table of contents and abstract, completed Postdoctoral Scholar Supplemental Data Form, and letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with the work of the applicant (to be sent separately or electronically to krtsiang@uchicago.edu).

Applications should be sent to:

Center for the Art of East Asia and Department of Art History
The University of Chicago
Attn.: Katherine Tsiang
5540 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago IL 60637

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all required materials by April 1. All materials and references must be received no later than April 30, 2016. For questions, please email krtsiang@uchicago.edu.

This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.
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Visiting Scholars

DazuThe Center for the Art of East Asia invites established scholars to spend a year in residence to conduct research and participate in workshops and joint research projects. We encourage the sharing of specialized knowledge and the examination of different methodologies. Interested parties may send a letter and CV and proof of funding for expenses addressed to the Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia:

Department of Art History
University of Chicago
5540 South Greenwood Ave.
Chicago IL 60637

Prospective Students

For applications and courses offered, please refer to the Department of Art History. If you would like to be informed about upcoming events, such as conferences, exhibitions, publications and new projects, please join our mailing list.

Travel Grants for East Asian Art

Open to: University of Chicago graduate students in East Asian Art History
Sponsored by: The Center for the Art of East Asia, Department of Art History
Processed by: The Department of Art History
Deadline: Rolling applications throughout each academic year
Contact: Associate Director CAEA, Katherine Tsiang krtsiang@uchicago.edu

Description: This grant provides modest support for students traveling outside the Chicago metropolitan area to attend conferences and conduct research at museums relating to East Asian Art. The grant takes the form of reimbursement for up to $500 worth of expenses.

To apply, send an email to the Associate Director, Center for the Art of East Asia, Katherine Tsiang, with the following information: name and date of the conference or exhibition, or communication with museum curator for viewing art objects, and a budget listing expenses. An e-mail endorsement from the applicant’s primary faculty adviser should also be submitted. Students may apply for and receive this grant more than once in an academic year.


Liu Cong Memorial Prize for the Best Essay on East Asian Art and Visual Culture

The Liu Cong Memorial Prize was established in 2010-2011 in memory of Liu Cong (1979-2008) who was a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art of History when she died of brain cancer. She was a promising young scholar in East Asian art who was much admired for her talent and vitality of mind and spirit. These qualities along with her great strength and courage in the face of her illness inspired those close to her to remember her by awarding a prize in her name. The annual award is for the best research paper in a topic related East Asian art and visual culture by a graduate student enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago.

The Center is grateful to all those who were involved in the creation and support of this prize.

2012 Award. The Steering Committee of the Center for the Art of East Asia is happy to announce the winners of the Liu Cong Memorial Prize for the Best Essay on East Asian Art and Visual Culture for submissions made this spring. Though the award was established already in 2010-2011, 2012 is the first year that we have called for papers. Because of this and also owing to the strong submissions we received this spring, the Steering Committee decided to make two initial awards.

The 2012 winning essays are:
Jie Shi, “‘My Tomb Shall be Opened in Eight Hundred Years:’ A New Way of Seeing the Afterlife in Six Dynasties China”
Catherine Stuer, “Medium and Materiality in Carved Lacquer Painting”

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