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Post-Doc Fellowship UChicago, Apply by March 4

Published February 27, 2024

Dispersed Chinese Art Digitalization Project

Center for the Art of East Asia

The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 4, 2024

Start Date: July 1, 2024

The Center for the Art of East Asia (CAEA) and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in conjunction with the CAEA’s digital humanities initiative, the Dispersed Chinese Art Digitalization Project (DCADP). The selected candidate will be appointed as a Postdoctoral Scholar for an initial term of one year, with reappointment possible for a total of four years. This research-based position will assist the Project’s scholarly engagements and includes the following:
  • Research of artifacts and related objects featured in the DCADP Project
  • Organization of annual DCADP conference
  • Assist DCADP publications and publish scholarly works using project materials
  • Assist in planning and curating of DCADP-related exhibitions.



  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for receipt of a Ph.D. in Art History or a related field by the start of the position, with a specialization in Chinese art history in any subfield or period


Preferred qualifications

  • Research focuses on Chinese art and architecture of the Medieval and Middle Periods
  • Interest in digital humanities, museum studies, collection history, and/or studies of cultural relics and heritages
  • Ability to incorporate digital imaging technologies in art historical research
  • Ability to work with texts and images in both English and the Chinese language

Application Materials

  • A cover letter explaining research interests and how this position offers opportunities to advance your research
  • A statement detailing experiences and skills to work in the DCADP’s framework and potential projects to advance the DCADP’s mission and goals, limited to 1200 words
  • For missions, projects, and outcomes of the DCADP, please visit
  • One writing sample most representative of your scholarship
  • Contact information for 3 references that can provide a recommendation letter upon request
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional documents if needed.

The deadline is March 4, 2024.

To apply email the requested materials to