Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Digital Media Studies)

Hong Kong (HK)
01 May 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Digital Media Studies) in the School of Creative Media [Ref. E/255/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.  As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has nine Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences.  

Applications and nominations are invited for the above substantiation-track faculty position :  

Being the first such institution in the region, the School was founded to nurture a new generation of interdisciplinary artists and creative media professionals, and to develop new ideas and technologies for the creative industries in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and abroad.  Now over one decade later, it continues to espouse and advance these aims as the clear leader in its field. 

Students are trained across disciplines spanning computer science, visual arts and design, creative writing, cultural studies and digital technology.  The School bridges the boundaries between art and science as well as integrates traditional and new media.  It values applied creativity, cultural awareness, and critical thinking as much as business sense and entrepreneurial success. 

Its internationally recruited faculty members are amongst the foremost artists and researchers in the field, and they have brought a global perspective and forged many institutional partnerships for the School.  Graduates have consistently demonstrated high employability, with over 90% now working as independent artists and professionals in the creative industries, film, television, advertising, publishing, gaming, media production and post-production.  Many have won prestigious international and local awards for creative and technical innovation.  

The School offers teaching loads commensurate with the requirements of a research university, start-up research grants, and ample opportunities for professional development. 

The appointee is expected to make significant contribution to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and advise postgraduate research students; play an active role in curriculum development, management, and design; maintain an active research profile; actively seek external grants and contracts to support research endeavors; provide service to the School and University governance; and contribute to professional engagement, networking, and outreach activities that enhance the academic and professional life of the School. 

A PhD in related disciplines and being an interdisciplinary scholar in the area of digital media studies, with a strong focus on digital art and media aesthetics and the relation between technology, science, art and society. The ideal candidate would have conducted research that engages with theories of new technologies, their social impact, and their relation to media art. Possible areas of specialization include: software and platform studies; theory and history of new media; algorithmic culture studies; philosophy of art and technology; theory and history of sonic art; media archeology; digital humanities; and critical media studies. 

Salary and Conditions of Service 
Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract. 

Information and Application
Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email :    Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311].  

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include the following documents: 

  1. Cover letter outlining creative vision, career trajectory, and where applicable, teaching philosophy
  2. Detailed CV (including information of all professional and research outputs)
  3. Teaching evaluations if available
  4. Electronic/online copies (pdf) of two significant recent publications and/or online references of two significant recent creative works 

Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office. Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the position is filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the School, specifying the position applied for. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage. 

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. 

Worldwide recognition ranking 55th, and 5th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2019); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).   

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