I M Pei Professorship of Islamic Art and Architecture

Subject Area: Islamic Art and Architecture
Chair: Professor Mark Smith - Chair of Faculty Board
Administrator: Tricia Davies

Previous Awards:

  • This Fund is to support the Professorship of Islamic Art and Architecture only
  • The Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 11 April 2016
  • Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Jeremy Johns at jeremy.johns@orinst.ox.ac.uk
  • The University is looking to address the under-representation of women in the professoriate

Regulation

§ 148. Ieoh Ming Pei Professorship in Islamic Art and Architecture

[Made by Council on 5 February 2009]

1. The benefaction from The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development which comprises £2,390,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to establish and maintain a new and permanent Chair in Islamic Art and Architecture, under the aegis of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, to be known as the Ieoh Ming Pei Chair in Islamic Art and Architecture.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of this benefaction towards the support of this Chair.

3. The Ieoh Ming Pei Chair in Islamic Art and Architecture shall lecture and give instruction in Islamic Art and Architecture.

4. The application of the income from the administration of the Fund held on behalf of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies (Chair of Board of Management);

(2) the Ieoh Ming Pei Professor in Islamic Art and Architecture;

(3), (4) two members appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

5. The Chair shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or his representative;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair is to be allocated by Council;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college to which the Chair is to be allocated by Council;

(4) the Director of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by Council;

(7) the Head of the Humanities Division, or his or her nominee;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

6. The Chair shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations, which are applicable to the Chair.

7. Regulations 1 and 2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

8. Regulations 4–7 may be amended by Council.

Standing Order

(50) I M Pei Professorship of Islamic Art and Architecture (B___)

The first call on the fund shall be the appointment of a Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture. Any such part of the endowment that is not required to meet the costs of the Chair shall be applied to the promotion of the study of Islamic Art and Architecture in accordance with Statutes by the Board of Management for the fund, which shall comprise:

(1) the Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies (Chair of Board of Management);

(2) the Ieoh Ming Pei Professor in Islamic Art and Architecture;

(3) and (4) two members appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, appointed for three years in the first instance, renewable thereafter.

The committee shall be empowered to make grants of up to £600 provided that such grants are reported to the next meeting of the faculty board. For grants of over £600 the committee shall submit recommendations for the faculty board’s approval.

Committee Members

  • Professor Mark Smith
  • Professor Jeremy Johns
  • Professor Oliver Watson
  • Dr Judith Pfeiffer
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