Hong Kong Baptist University
The appointee will teach undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses in lens-based media and its history as well as research practice for the visual arts. He/She should have a high level of operational skills in handling lens-based media, a broad knowledge of lens-based media and its technologies, the contemporary arts and familiarity with the global trends. He/She will also play a leadership role to develop undergraduate and postgraduate curricula and advise research postgraduate students and contribute to enhancing the professional networking of the Academy. Conceptual strengths, contextual sensibilities, and a multidisciplinary orientation are considered a must and should be documented within the portfolio.
The appointee will teach and coordinate undergraduate and/or postgraduate instruction in the field of lens-based media, with photography—analogue and digital—as the major focus. The Photography post at AVA is positioned within our Media Arts cluster that further includes the areas of Video/Sound and Interactive Arts. Proactive collaborations with those areas in studio teaching and beyond is expected.
Applicants should have a firm knowledge of photography and its technologies, the contemporary visual arts and familiarity with the broader creative issues and contemporary trends in the field. Conceptual strengths, contextual sensibilities, and a multidisciplinary orientation are considered a must and should be documented within his/her portfolio of professional and/or academic research.
A high level of operational skills is expected as the appointee will also play a leadership role in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, and advise research postgraduate students and contribute to enhancing the professional networking of the Academy.
Applicants should hold a Master’s or doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, have accumulated academic teaching experience, and have established a strong record in professional practice and research in these and/or other related areas. Additionally they should have good knowledge of the contemporary visual arts scene in Hong Kong and the region, and familiarity with the broader issues and trends in the educational field. Applicants should also be able to link visual arts education with other professional disciplines, and to facilitate visual arts education in a university environment.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.