​​​​​​​Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The School of Creative Arts (SCA) is well poised to disrupt the creative practice and art education in film, music and visual arts. A new framework of education and research is needed for artists to "think" futurity. Rooted in liberal arts ethos and transdisciplinary inquiries, the new school aims to interrogate the infinite acts of human creativity, reassess the roles of arts in our time, and invent new artistic opportunities for the future.

SCA is comprised of three well-established academic units, namely the Academy of Film, Academy of Music, and Academy of Visual Arts, offering a range of undergraduate degree programmes, master's programmes, and research postgraduate programmes across the three Academies. These academies are joined by two new transdisciplinary programmes in Art & Technology, and Global Entertainment Business. Our integrated talent pool comprises experts from different arts disciplines who are dedicated to high-quality teaching, high-impact research, and pioneering professional development. SCA's capacity to fuel the development of the creative arts will be substantially strengthened with the expected completion of the Jockey Club Campus of Creativity in 2024, which will feature state-of-the-art facilities for a comprehensive range of creative arts disciplines.


The Academy of Film (http://af.hkbu.edu.hk/) is dedicated to providing cinematic arts and creative media education to cultivate talented professionals capable of contributing to Hong Kong's arts and cultural industries. For the last four decades, it has been the chief provider of cinema, television, and media education in Hong Kong. It is Hong Kong's flagship film school in terms of size, breadth of programmes, distinguished alumni, and strong industry connections.

The Academy has a strong teaching and research team comprised of 18 full-time and over 50 part-time/adjunct faculty members. The expertise of our faculty spans the following areas: film and media studies, film and television production, script writing, post-production, and acting for global screen.

The Academy of Film is now seeking outstanding applicants for faculty positions as Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice in the following areas (preference will be given to senior academics appointable to the rank of full Professor):

Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice - multiple positions (PR0404/22-23)

Applicants should be capable of providing high-quality teaching in the following areas:

  1. Performance
  2. Directing and/or Scriptwriting
  3. Production Design (Art Direction) and Editing

The appointees are expected to:

  • Deliver high-quality teaching at higher diploma, undergraduate, and/or postgraduate level(s);
  • Supervise student projects and experiential learning;
  • Develop creative teaching and learning-related courses and projects that are theoretically informed and can contribute to knowledge advancement and/or inform teaching;
  • Develop course content based on the latest industrial practices and production workflows;
  • Work on curriculum development, student recruitment, internship placement, collaboration with the industry, etc.; and
  • Perform administrative duties as assigned*.

*Successful candidates with relevant programme management experience will also be considered for concurrent appointment as programme directors at higher diploma, undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s).

In addition to the expertise associated with each position, candidates should have:

  • A master's or MFA degree or above in a related discipline; an MFA degree in film production is preferred;
  • Not less than 15 years (for Professor of Practice) and 8 years (for Associate Professor of Practice) of post-qualification experience in related professional fields;
  • Substantial professional knowledge and experience in the following areas:
    1. Directing and / or Scriptwriting; and
    2.  Production Design (Art Direction) and Editing;
  • d) Excellent command of both spoken and written English and Chinese (Putonghua);
  • Evidence of quality teaching in the following areas:
    1. Performance
    2. Directing and / or Scriptwriting; and
    3. Production Design (Art Direction) and Editing;
  • A robust track record of relevant professional experience, notable and recognised professional credits, or awards are advantages.

Appointment Terms

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The initial appointment will normally be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years commencing August / September 2023 or on a mutually agreed date. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance and mutual agreement.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the HKBU e-Recruitment System (https://jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, including the three best out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interests, and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send confidential letters of reference, quoting the PR number (stated above), to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants should also submit their portfolios for pre-assessment when they submit applications. Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples and scholarly / creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at https://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled

Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer

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