Professor and Director of Visual Arts (PR0373/22-23)

Hong Kong Baptist University

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Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU

Professor and Director of Visual Arts (PR0373/22-23)


The Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) is the first university academy of its kind in Hong Kong, providing visual arts undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programmes linked to international exchange and the fast-growing creative industries.

AVA is committed to nurturing creative and professional talents of international renown and strives to provide the very best in visual arts education, combining studio-based research, critical and historical studies and sustainable service for the cultural and creative sectors as well as for the community at large.

Further information about AVA can be found on the website at

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Details of the post

The Director will be responsible for further strengthening the Academy’s international networks and academic reputation through shaping it into an internationally competitive institution. The candidate should be deeply committed to promoting excellence in all aspects of the Academy’s academic activities including teaching, research, and knowledge transfer. The appointee will ensure alignment with international practices and standards of the field and current trends. A candidate who can further the research excellence of the Academy and promote transdisciplinary teaching and research in the areas such as arts and technology is highly favored.

The desired candidate should be a world-leading artist and scholar who can demonstrate a track record of successful academic leadership in a large comprehensive public university setting, display high esteem, outstanding research impact/creative excellence in terms of its reach and significance, and a sustained record of significant professional achievement.
While the Directorship will demand significant time commitment to management and administrative duties, it is expected that the appointee will hold a concurrent academic appointment in the Academy and contribute to research, academic planning and development/teaching, and other scholarly activities.

Appointment Terms

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will normally be made on a three-year term, and renewable subject to review and mutual agreement. The University offers a competitive package which includes gratuity/retirement benefits, annual leave, medical and dental coverage, monthly cash allowance and relocation allowance, as applicable.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with the PR number quoted to the Human Resources Office (Email: direct. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled.

Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer

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