Vacant Position: (Bilingual) Research Assistant/Leverhulme Project Facilitator (full-time)

Birmingham, UK
Deadline: 29 Aug 2016

We are looking to appoint an experienced and bilingual (English and Chinese) Research Assistant in the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University. You will join the CCVA to:

– Assist the development of research activities at CCVA, including international curatorial projects, conferences, workshops and publications;
– Manage, facilitate and monitor the Leverhulme Trust International Network project, Everyday Legend: Reinventing Traditions in Chinese Contemporary Art (2016-18);
– Coordinate and assist the editorial work for the Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art (Intellect), the peer-viewed journal in the subject worldwide hosted at CCVA;
– Develop the publicity for all CCVA research activities.

You are normally expected to have earned a good MA or PhD in the area of Chinese visual arts and culture. However, an exception could be made for a candidate with strong working experience and a passion to earn a higher research degree. In order to achieve our research ambitions at CCVA, you will play a vital role in the team, with your sufficient knowledge in the field, excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese and your efficiency and accuracy in administrative activities. You will have opportunities to collaborate with internationally acclaimed artists, scholars, and important art museums and institutions internationally.

This post is initially for 2 years, with possible renewal subject to performance.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Jiehong Jiang on +44 121 331 7841 or via email at