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The School of Creative Arts (SCA) is well poised to disrupt the creative practice and art education in film, music and visual arts. A new framework of education and research is needed for artists to “think” futurity. Rooted in liberal arts ethos and transdisciplinary inquiries, the new school aims to interrogate the infinite acts of human creativity, reassess the roles of arts in our time, and invent new artistic opportunities for the future.
SCA is comprised of three well-established academic units, namely the Academy of Film, Academy of Music, and Academy of Visual Arts, offering a range of undergraduate degree programmes, master’s programmes, and research postgraduate programmes across the three Academies. These academies are joined by two new transdisciplinary programmes in Art & Technology, and Global Entertainment Business. Our integrated talent pool comprises experts from different arts disciplines who are dedicated to high-quality teaching, high-impact research, and pioneering professional development. SCA’s capacity to fuel the development of the creative arts will be substantially strengthened with the expected completion of the Jockey Club Campus of Creativity in 2024, which will feature state-of-the-art facilities for a comprehensive range of creative arts disciplines.
ACADEMY OF FILM
The Academy of Film (http://af.hkbu.edu.hk/) is dedicated to providing cinematic arts and creative media education to cultivate talented professionals capable of contributing to Hong Kong’s arts and cultural industries. For the last four decades, it has been the chief provider of cinema, television, and media education in Hong Kong. It is Hong Kong’s flagship film school in terms of size, breadth of programmes, distinguished alumni, and strong industry connections.
The Academy has a strong teaching and research team comprised of 18 full-time and over 50 part-time / adjunct faculty members. The expertise of our faculty spans the following areas: film and media studies, film and television production, script writing, post-production, and acting for global screen.
The Academy of Film is now seeking outstanding applicants for faculty positions as Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor the following areas (preference will be given to senior academics appointable to the rank of full Professor):
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Film Studies – multiple positions (PR0391/22-23)
The appointee is expected to teach a range of subjects covering film theory and criticism, the history of cinema, digital media, and television. The ideal candidate should demonstrate expertise in new media (including topics such as platform studies, AI, Digital Divides, E-commerce, Arts Tech) and/or in media industry studies. Knowledge in East Asian/Southeast Asian film and media studies is a plus, but not a requirement.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant field and should have a strong publication record and excellent track record in teaching. The appointee should also have experience in curriculum design and postgraduate supervision, and demonstrate potential of academic leadership.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years commencing August / September 2023 or on a mutually agreed date. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance and mutual agreement. Tenured appointments are expected to be attained in six years and outstanding candidates at Associate Professor or above may be hired with direct tenure
Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the HKBU e-Recruitment System (https://jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, including the three best out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interests, and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send confidential letters of reference, quoting the PR number (stated above), to the Human Resources Office (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) direct. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples and 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 https://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
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.
Closing date: 1 February 2023 (or until the positions are filled)
Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer