Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Practice in Studio Art or New Media Art (PR0389/22-23)

Hong Kong Baptist University

Job Overview

SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS

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 VISUAL ARTS

The Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) is committed to providing the best 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. The Academy currently has 26 full-time faculty members. In the eventful years since its foundation in 2005, the Academy is firmly linked to diverse communities of practice and has developed rapidly, building an international teaching team and developing multi-faceted programmes based on an interdisciplinary curriculum. More information can be found from https://ava.hkbu.edu.hk/en.

Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Practice in Studio Art or New Media Art – multiple positions (PR0389/22-23)

The Academy of Visual Arts is looking for outstanding applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions as Professor Associate Professor, and Professor of Practice, specialising in Studio Art or New Media Art. Preference will be given to senior academics appointable to the rank of full Professor.

The appointees will be expected to enrich AVA’s teaching, research, and practice of contemporary art in the relevant area(s) of expertise, and to independently operate at the professional level in a fully equipped studio environment. Initially, primary teaching focus will be on delivering undergraduate courses in relevant areas as well as on supervision of individual student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All AVA faculty members are expected to be active researchers and prominent leaders in their field of expertise. They will also be expected to be an active member in Academy-and-School-level administration.

Applicants should have at least a master’s degree (ideally a PhD degree) in a relevant discipline, and be able to demonstrate their keen interests in teaching, practice, and research by their academic, professional, and personal track records. Records of successful grant applications or project funding bids will be considered as an advantage.

Applicants for the positions of Professor of Practice should possess not less than 15 years of experience in related professional fields.

Appointment Terms

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The 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.

Application Procedure

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: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) 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

Share this job
Company Information