Senior Lecturer, Digital Screen Design
In a city renowned for its international outlook and connectivity, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy’s six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, including some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners. The Academy is ranked number 1 in Asia and number 10 in the World for Performing Arts by the QS Rankings.
The School of Film and Television offers major studies in Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Sound Design, Screenwriting and Production Administration and, from October 2022, in Digital Screen Design. The school is equipped to a high level with high-definition (HD) video cameras, digital sound recording and digital post-production facilities for picture and sound editing, visual effects design and colour correction.
The School has developed a Screen Production and Research Centre (SPaRC) which enhances the range of current screen production options and expands screen production and post-production for the performing arts by exploring practical and aesthetic innovations in screen design for contemporary performing arts practice. The objectives for the SPaRC include providing basic training for students in screen disciplines within the School of Film and Television and interdisciplinary opportunities for students from all disciplines at the Academy. Additionally, SPaRC seeks to foster support for innovative practice-based research and experimentation in screen production and presentation in conjunction with postgraduate students and in partnership with the creative industries.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to develop a new Creative Digital Screen Design and Teaching major study within the School, support and develop practice-led research in the SPaRC and to enhance cross-disciplinary collaboration in the Academy. The School seeks applicants possessing a combination of experiences in teaching and curriculum design, research practice as well as broad screen design across both traditional and innovative production practice for the screen.
Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Film and Television, the Senior Lecturer will be responsible for the overall management of the designated facilities, resources and personnel. The post-holder will be expected to manage teaching and learning in the new major study, design, develop and deliver appropriate curriculum for teaching and learning, engage and propose innovative research projects in conjunction with the SPaRC team in the School of Film and Television as well as associated Academy schools or educational units and collaborate with local and global creative industry practitioners or educators.
Applicants should have:
(a) A degree in a relevant discipline, and an MFA, or PhD, or a relevant Master’s degree;
(b) Significant professional experience in relevant screen and creative arts practice and research;
(c) Relevant teaching experience at tertiary level;
(d) Proven track record as a Screen Producer or demonstrable ability to lead and manage screen and interdisciplinary projects;
(e) Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and experience managing tight deadlines;
(f) Excellent communication and presentation skills in a wide range of environments;
(g) Self-motivation and creative thinking with demonstrable ability to contribute creative solutions and identify opportunities across a diverse range of performing arts practice;
(h) A track record in practice as research; and
(i) A good command of written and spoken English and Chinese.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
Appointment will be on a two-year contract with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement. A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract. Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits. Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.
Subject to negotiation, the expected commencement date is September 2022.
To apply, please complete an Application Form (click here) and submit together with a covering letter, curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications, to the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email (email@example.com) on or before 23 August 2022. Please quote reference code 'SL(DigSDe)' in the Application Form
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