Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Creative Robotics)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
25 May 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Creative Robotics) (PR0377/19-20) 

The Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) is the first university academy of its kind in Hong Kong, providing professional visual arts undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programmes linked to international exchange and the fast-growing creative industries. AVA is committed to nurturing creative and professional talent of international renown and strives to provide the very best in 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.

We are looking for an Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor to extend teaching, research and practice in creative robotics.  Working alongside our sculpture, ceramic, glass and film facilities, the appointee will assist in developing the Academy’s newly established creative robotics studio and the development of teaching and research in robotic art, craft and robotics, robotic production, generative design and performative robotics within the arts school setting at Undergraduate, Taught-Postgraduate and Research Degree levels.

He/She will have access to the facilities and resources at the Academy of Visual Arts, as well as the broader and expanding research platform at the University, including our newly established Augmented Creativity Research Lab, a conceptual and creative space where collaborators share and explore proposed solutions and possibilities within three primary research themes: Augmenting Human Creativity, Artificial Intelligence and Creativity, and Policies and Strategies for the Creative Industries.

The successful applicant will work closely alongside staff in the Academy of Visual Arts and take an active part in organising taught courses, projects and coordinating associated programmes (workshops, guest lectures, conferences, exhibitions, screenings, etc.)  in connection with AVA’s academic programmes at different levels as well as our international Artist-in-Residence Programme.

Applicants should have a proven track record in Creative Robotics, and possess a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and relevant experience. A keen interest in developing creative robotics practice and research within an art and design context in. Those without a doctoral degree but with a strong academic background will also be considered. Records of successful grant applications or project funding will be a definite advantage.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of two to three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance review and mutual agreement.  

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 portfolio of professional/creative practice and samples of 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: 24 June 2020

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