Assistant Professor in Music

Hong Kong (HK)
29 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Music

Assistant Professor in Music (PR177/17-18) 

The Department of Music (http://mus.hkbu.edu.hk) has rapidly emerged as one of the leading institutions in Hong Kong to provide a rigorous performance curriculum supported by vibrant music-making activities. The Department currently has 16 full-time, 15 part-time and over 100 adjunct faculty. Our artist teachers share our commitment to helping students reach a high level of musical and intellectual development. Many of our graduates have continued their studies in graduate schools worldwide, including top institutions in the USA and Europe.

The Department of Music now seeks outstanding applicants for one substantiable/tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor specialising in the field of music theory and composition, with possible additional qualifications in performance. 

The appointee is expected to fully engage in research work within his/her specialism. In addition, he/she should be able to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in composition, theory, and other courses assigned by the Head of Department.

The appointee is expected to be an active member in Department and Faculty-level administration, including (but not limited to) quality assurance, curriculum development, academic advising, supervision of undergraduate Honours Projects and postgraduate research, active participation in student recruitment, juries, and auditions.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in music (PhD or equivalent), three to four years of collegiate-level teaching experience, a growing record of scholarly/creative outputs in theory and composition, and a proven record of success in their chosen area of expertise.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure: 

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. The completed application form should be sent to the same address by post or by e-mail to recruit@hkbu.edu.hk. Please quote PR number on all correspondence.

Applicants are requested to send in samples of creative outputs (performance/compositions) and/or research 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 to the Personnel Office direct.

Applicants 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 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 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 then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications will begin on 1 January 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

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