Composition & Theory Division – Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor-School of Music (Ref. AC2024/034/01)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

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Aiming to build an international, innovative and top-ranking conservatory of music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen), is integrating extraordinary teaching and research resources to compose a world-class outstanding teaching team. Welcome talents from all over the world to join.



  1.  Academic Positions opened for recruitment



Composition & Theory Division


(Specializing in Schenkerian Analysis, Post-Tonal Theory, Form and Analysis

    1. Professor/Associate Professor
    2. Assistant Professor



  1. Who We Are


In late 2018, the Government of Shenzhen, to strengthen its cultural self-confidence, benchmarked international top cities and focused on future development of the city, planned to build its “Ten Major Cultural Constructions in the New Era”. Aiming to build a batch of landmark facilities with international first-level standard and city image, Shenzhen Conservatory of Music is one of the “Top Ten Cultural Constructions of the New Era”. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen was given the responsibility to plan and establish the Shenzhen Conservatory of Music, initially as a School of the University.


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen was established in 2014 in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is committed to nurturing high- end talents with global perspective, Chinese tradition and social responsibility. It would enroll students from all over the world and offer 4-year undergraduate programmes plus postgraduate studies at both master and doctorate levels. Currently with over 10000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, CUHK-Shenzhen offers programmes in science and engineering, management and economics, humanities and social science, data science, medicine, and music (from 2021 onwards). Most of the courses in CUHK-Shenzhen are taught in English.


The School of Music is located in the International University Park in Longgang District, Shenzhen, adjacent to the current campus of CUHK-Shenzhen. The total site area is about 73,800 square meters, the total construction area is about 129,700 square meters, and the total investment is about 1.59 billion yuan. The School has completed the planning of the campus with the design concept of keeping pace with the times and pursuing excellence. The campus is under construction with facilities including the opera house, concert hall and music technology center, etc.


Currently, the School of Music offers undergraduate programs in music performance, musicology, music composition and theory, and postgraduate program in music performance, music composition and theory. In the future, the School of Music plans to offer undergraduate programs in dance performance, Chinese instruments performance and postgraduate programs in art management, dance performance, Chinese instruments performance and more. Classes are taught in both Chinese and English, and other languages such as Italian and German. The School of Music will take on the global environment, the tradition of the college system, the holistic education and the student-oriented education philosophy of the University and broaden the global perspective of students through a modern university management system and internationally recognized academic standards and teaching models.



  1. Where is Shenzhen


Bordering Hong Kong in the south by a river, Shenzhen was established as a Special Economic Zone in 1980. After years of hard work and with the influx of talents, Shenzhen is now well- known as a global technology hub and is dubbed by the media as the China Silicon Valley. In 2019, Shenzhen was ranked 14th in the Global Financial Centres Index and boasts the third busiest container port in the world. With the actual administrative population close to 20 million spreading over 9 Districts, its GDP surpassed Hong Kong in 2018 mounting to 2.42 trillion RMB.



  1. Job Description


    1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses including but not limited to courses in the undergraduate music theory, Analytical Techniques, Pedagogy of Music Theory, and graduate theory seminars.
    2. Supervise undergraduate projects, graduate theses, and doctoral dissertations.
    3. Assist to build a domestic and international academic network.
    4. Provide employment guidance and suggestions for graduates.
    5. Participate in various domestic and international academic activities.
    6. Pursue a vigorous research agenda.



  1. Qualification Requirements


    1. A doctoral degree in music theory.
    2. Evidence of established and active research in the field of music theory.
    3. Excellence in college-level teaching.



  1. Salary & Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK-Shenzhen, and employee benefits will be provided according to the relevant labor laws of Mainland China as well as CUHK – Shenzhen regulations. Subsidies from various government-sponsored talent programmes will also be made available for eligible candidates.



  1. To apply
    1. Please prepare 【a full curriculum vitae in English】which should contain your past working experiences (institution, position, employment period, etc.)


    1. Please fill information and upload the materials listed above through the online application system: .


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    1. For “Reference List”, please fill the information of 3 referrers.



Applicant information will be kept strictly confidential.

The recruitment will be closed up to the above positions are filled, and candidates who have submitted information do not need to submit the information again.

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