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12 Jun 2024

London | Asymmetry Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese and Sinophone Contemporary Art

Asymmetry and The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, are calling for applications for the Asymmetry Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese and Sinophone Contemporary Art. 

Beginning in September 2024, it is a fully funded Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the Courtauld x Asymmetry Chinese and Sinophone Contemporary Art Research Programme at The Courtauld. The two-year placement is an opportunity for an early career scholar to pursue new and explorative research in the field of Chinese and/or Sinophone contemporary art and visual culture, broadly understood in its transnational and transversal contexts.

The two-year fellowship will enable the scholar to work on an independent research project towards publication and/or other significant outputs with mentorship by Dr Wenny Teo, The Courtauld’s Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. Alongside the Fellow’s own academic research, they will further gain valuable teaching experience, participate in the vibrant research culture at The Courtauld and other prominent UK institutions, and assist in the conceptualisation and organisation of The Asymmetry Extinguished Lecture Series and the annual Asymmetry International Symposium. The Fellow will also be immersed in Asymmetry’s diverse network of curators, writers and scholars, contributing to and interacting with, a hub of cultural exchange.

Awarded to early career academics with a doctorate in art history or related disciplines and a strong research portfolio in Chinese and/or Sinophone contemporary art, the Fellowship will be a unique opportunity to pursue new and innovative research. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate an active and critical engagement with research that includes, but is not limited to, critical histories, multiple geographies, and intersections with issues pertaining to gender, race, the built environment, political ecology, digital culture, and technology. 

The salary is 36,950 GBP per annum.

Asymmetry Postdoctoral Fellowship application guidelines 

Deadline: 12 June 2024