Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice (PR0390/22-23)

Hong Kong Baptist University

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The Academy of Music ( has rapidly emerged as one of the leading institutions in Hong Kong, providing a rigorous music curriculum. The Academy currently has 16 full-time and over 100 part-time/adjunct faculty members. Following HKBU’s rich liberal arts tradition, the Academy has combined different forms of music-making and creativity with research that explores theories, histories, education, music technology, and cultures of music. The Academy has also brought together music-making and scholarly research in composition, technologies, musicology, music education, and performance.

The Academy is now seeking outstanding applicants for multiple faculty positions in the following areas of expertise:

Music Psychology/Social and Applied Psychology of Music (Professor/Associate Professor (tenure track) – multiple positions)

The Academy is looking for qualified candidates in the area of neurocognitive studies, which will be fully supported by a state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility to be launched in June 2023. This major research infrastructure is established to promote individual and collaborative research on interdisciplinary neurocognitive studies. It is equipped with the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and electroencephalogram (EEG).

Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following fields:

1. Neuroscience of music

2. Music perception

3. Music and the Brain

Music Technology (Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (tenure track) Professor of Practice/Associate Professor of Practice – multiple positions)

In summer of 2024, HKBU will open its new Jockey Club Campus of Creativity, the new home of the Academy of Music. The new building will bring together a recording studio complex of 13 rooms, including a main scoring stage, control rooms, tracking rooms and isolation rooms, with state-of-the-art audio equipment include 72 channel SSL console, Crane Song ADDA converter, Manley EQ and more, a white box experimental space equipped with immersive audio and visual equipment, such as Meyersound constellation, Space Map Go, 360º projector and screen, as well as a film screening studio equipped with Dolby Atmos surround system, a cinema grade projector, and a 96 fader large DAW console. The Academy is seeking qualified candidates with expertise in one or more of the following fields to join our full-time faculty (preference will be given to senior academics appointable to the rank of Full Professor):

1. Audio and sound engineering

2. Music production and design

3. Music and technology

Music Industry (Professor/Associate Professor (tenure track) / Professor of Practice/Associate Professor of Practice – multiple positions)

The Academy is looking for qualified applicants from a variety of disciplines related to music industry. The appointees will conduct research and teach a wide range of courses offered by the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme and the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration (Global Entertainment) Programme. The Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries Programme offers professional training and new articulation pathway for students with two options: Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games, and Popular Music Performance and Songwriting, while the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration (Global Entertainment) Programme is open to business-minded students who wish to pursue a career in the entertainment business and/or arts, cultural and creative industries.

Ideal candidates should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following fields:

1. Popular music studies and production

2. Music business and entrepreneurship

3. Music for screen

Applicants for the positions of Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (tenure track) should possess a doctoral degree in music (PhD, DMA, or equivalent) and collegiate teaching experience. Applicants for the positions of Professor of Practice/Associate Professor of Practice should have a bachelor’s degree (a higher degree is an advantage) plus not less than 15 years (for Professor of Practice) and 8 years (for Associate Professor of Practice) of experience in related professional fields. The appointees will be expected to demonstrate teaching excellence, and recognized accomplishments in scholarship and/or creative activities, and to work across sub-disciplines within the Academy and with colleagues elsewhere in the University to further develop the Academy’s strengths in research, teaching and social impact.

Appointment Terms

The initial appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract (tenure track) of up to three years commencing August/September 2023. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement. Tenured appointments are expected to be attained in six years.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( 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: direct. 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

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

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