Assistant Professor - Department of Music

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
19 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Music

Assistant Professor (two positions) (PR0282/19-20)

The Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University (http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk) invites outstanding applicants for academic/teaching positions specialising in the field of (a) Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games and (b) Songwriting.

The appointees should possess a strong track record of professional experience in the relevant fields of expertise. In addition, they should articulate a 21st-century vision for teaching a wide range of courses effectively, including both core and elective courses in the department’s undergraduate music education curriculum, as well as other courses assigned by the Head of Department. Preference will be given to those with expertise in two or more of the following areas:

-   Composition and Applied Orchestration for Screen 

-   Techniques of Sound Design  

-   Music Technology and Production

-   Songwriting

-   Arranging for Songwriters

The appointees are 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, active participation in student recruitment, juries and auditions.

Applicants should possess a relevant degree in music (doctorate desirable), collegiate-level teaching experience and extensive professional experience in the creative industries.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract commencing not later than 1 September 2020. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

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. Those 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: 4 April 2020


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