Professor/Associate Professor/Asst Professor/Research/Post-doctorate (Creative Media & Practice)
Hong Kong Baptist University
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CLUSTER on CREATIVE MEDIA & PRACTICE
Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors/Research Assistant Professors/Post-doctorate Researchers (Creative Media & Practice) (PR289/17-18)
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is seeking a number of academics who are critically-engaged scholars and/or practitioners with strong track records in innovative creative media/practice and research. We welcome candidates whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and connects to the disciplinary strengths of HKBU, including music, film, creative writing, and/or visual art.
At HKBU, we are launching a new and robust interdisciplinary research cluster in creative media/practice. It is envisioned that a number of new appointees will be recruited into this cluster. They should have a demonstrable interest in collaborative work across some of these disciplines at HKBU: music, visual and multimedia arts, creative writing, film; while having a successful track record in their own research specialisation and/or creative practice, in acquiring publicly funded grants, in developing international linkages, and in service to the global profession. A commitment to working in a multilingual and cross-cultural setting, as well as in leading a cluster of fellow researchers in creative media/practice within HKBU, is essential. We envision these appointments be made to those who can help to lead this path.
HKBU therefore invites applications for various new positions to help develop two major interdisciplinary themes of the cluster, namely:
Theme 1: Innovating Artistic and Socially Motivated Design through Creative Media
Theme 2: Employing Creative Media for the Socially Disadvantaged
Candidates with the following background, or combination of such, are invited to apply:
1. creative writers in media and genre fiction
2. games designers
3. documentary filmmakers
4. sound design engineers
5. computer engineers in extended realities technology
6. composers for screen and media
7. social anthropologists in media arts and creative industry
8. cultural studies of creative media
9. visual artists
10. neuroscientists in creativity and cognitive development
11. sociologists in creativity and society
12. experts in creative coding and computational art (animation/motion capturing technology)
13. experimental and contemporary performing artists
Where appropriate, candidates should submit a digital portfolio of multimedia work (preferably through web-links or PDFs of works). Candidates are also expected to have a track record in academic research.
The appointees are expected to be an active member in the cluster including (but not limited to) work in the areas of curriculum design, undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring, quality assurance, and supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate research. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in relevant fields.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Appointment of Assistant Professor or above will be made on a tenure-track basis. Outstanding candidates at Associate Professor or above may be considered for tenure on appointment.
Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) 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 PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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 http://pers.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 then applicable at the time of offer.
Review of applications will begin in early April 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.
Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.