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

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

Lingnan University is one of the eight publicly funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education.  Lingnan University is a global leader in providing quality education focusing on whole-person development and conducting high-impact research for a better world.  Moving forward, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era.

Lingnan University’s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes.  Its liberal arts education model blends the arts, science, and elements around human and humanities.  Anticipating the establishment of the School of Data Science, Lingnan University strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world.  Building upon Lingnan University’s existing strength in combining the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, the University will leverage its geographical strength in the Northern Metropolis and pioneer the liberal arts education model in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond.    Further information about Lingnan University is available at

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Chair Professor/Professor in Arts and Technology
Professor/Associate Professor in Creative industries
Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries
(Post Ref.: 24/83

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

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.


Applicants for the position should have:

  1. A PhD degree in relevant areas in digital arts and media studies;
  2. Excellent track record of refereed publications (including creative works), awards, and competitive grants;
  3. A good teaching track record of curriculum development and innovation;
  4. 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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