Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Design)

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


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Design) (PR0376/19-20)

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 object design, cross-disciplinary design and prototyping, with an emphasis on sustainable design. The primary teaching focus will be on delivering undergraduate courses in 3D design and prototyping as well as supervision of individual student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He/She will have access to the specialised facilities, studios and workshops as well as the broader and expanding research platform at AVA and the University. The successful applicant will work alongside staff in the Academy and take an active part in organising student projects and coordinating associated programmes (workshops, guest lectures, conferences, exhibitions, screenings, etc.). He/she will also work in connection with AVA’s academic programmes at different levels as well as our international Artist-in-Residence Programme.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, and have a keen interest in design teaching, practice and research demonstrated by his/her professional experience. 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 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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