Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Music Theory and Musicology)

Hong Kong (HK)
Sunday, 8 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


Department of Music

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Music Theory and Musicology) (PR0196/19-20) 

The Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University (http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk) invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor / Assistant Professor specialising in the cross-disciplinary field of music theory and musicology. The appointee is expected to have a vibrant track record of innovation in research publications, in acquiring publicly funded grants, in developing international linkages, and in service to the global profession. In addition, he/she should articulate a 21st-century vision for teaching a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses effectively, including both core and elective courses in theory, music history, and/or other courses assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in music (PhD degree or equivalent) and extensive collegiate-level teaching experience. Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more areas relating to the Department’s strategic development: a) music theory, including theoretical systems, structure and analysis, the history of theory and compositional practices, and musical cognition; b) musicology, including historical musicology, film and media, cultural history, opera, and historical performance; c) interdisciplinary research involving creative media/practice, well-being and the public good.

The appointee is expected to be an active member in Department and Faculty-level administration, including (but not limited to) quality assurance, curriculum development, academic advising, supervision of undergraduate Honours Projects and postgraduate research, active participation in student recruitment, juries, and auditions.

The appointment is offered on a tenure track. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2020. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of creative outputs (performance/compositions) and/or research publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent works, and their most recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics

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

Closing date: 31 December 2019

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