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Chair Professor/Professor in Arts and Technology Professor/Associate Professor, DACI

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses. The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. Applications are now invited for the following posts:

Chair Professor/Professor in Arts and Technology
Professor/Associate Professor in Creative industries
Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries
(Post Ref.: 23/316
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The Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries (DACI) invites applications to fill two senior tenure-track positions at the rank of Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor. Specifically, we are looking to appoint candidates with proven track records in arts and technology and in creative/media industries to help us develop research and teaching in animation and digital arts, and creative/media industries. Specialists in one of the following areas are welcome to apply: arts and technology, interactive multimedia technology, creative industries with a focus on art curation and art/media markets.

The Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries (DACI) currently hosts 3 BA (Hon) undergraduate programmes (Animation and Digital Arts; Creative Media Industries; Visual Studies) and two MA programmes (Creative and Media Industries; Curating and Art History). Our curriculum includes animation and digital arts, film and art history, media/creative industries, and curating. For more information, please visit https://www.ln.edu.hk/daci/.

The appointee is expected to generate research or creative outputs with high impact; to teach relevant courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervising undergraduate and/or postgraduate final projects, and to make major contributions to service and development of the Department. The appointees are also expected to take up administrative roles as Head or Program Director of the MA programs when qualifications are met.

Requirements

Applicants for the position should have:

  • (i) A PhD degree in relevant areas in digital arts and media studies;
  • (ii) Excellent track record of refereed publications (including creative works), awards, and competitive grants;
  • (iii) A good teaching track record of curriculum development and innovation;
  • (iv) Proven record of administrative experiences and commitment to institutional building.

Candidates are required to provide information about their research records and evidence of high-quality teaching in relevant subjects.

Salary and Benefits

The conditions of appointment will be competitive. The rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may normally lead to longer-term appointment with the possibility of consideration for substantiation. For appointment at the rank of Chair Professor/Professor, appointment with substantiation may be considered.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your application. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will start in January 2024 until the posts are filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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