The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Sep 11, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts is entering an important and vital time in its strategic and academic developments, having currently attained the impressive QS ranking of No.1 in Asia and No. 7 in the World. It is now strongly positioned to develop and implement innovative and sector leading programmes across all of its six Schools. These programmes leverage the Academy’s unique multi-disciplinary learning environment while acknowledging the unique learning methodologies and demands of each individual discipline. This development follows an intensive period of review of the Academy’s current curricula, which drew on the expertise of a broad range of leading international experts and consultants.

This intensive phase of development and implementation that the Academy has now entered will be framed around key validation processes to be undertaken through to 2021 and the launch of the new curriculum in 2022.  To lead this key phase, the Academy is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Director & Provost. As such, applications are now being sought from experienced and motivated individuals who have an interest in filling this role and leading the Academy through a significant developmental cycle.

Position Description
Reporting to the Director, the Deputy Director & Provost is a dynamic leader responsible for managing and overseeing the ongoing review and development of the Academy’s six schools and academic units’ educational programmes and their related operations. He/She, as the most senior academic manager, will play a key role in planning and implementing the Academy’s strategic developments. The successful applicant should demonstrate extensive experience in programme development and accreditation, and possess a thorough and practical-based understanding of the HKCAAVQ or the equivalent, and related validation and QA processes, and a comprehensive professional understanding of the unique characteristics of performing arts education within a higher education context.  He/She will also have a track record of successfully leading impactful academic developments with a global vision.

The candidate should be action and outcome focused. He/She is expected to embrace planning within an institutional-wide context, and to develop a culture of Practice-as-Research within the Academy, as well as the concept of interdisciplinary education. In response to professional and industry needs, he/she should undertake on-going curricula development, promotional activities in student recruitment, and opportunities for innovation in educational design through the use of new technologies, flexible delivery, authentic learning programmes, and global educational partnerships.

Applicants should address the following criteria in their applications and, where appropriate, cite relevant
•    Possess solid work experience in the higher education sector with a solid understanding of the performing arts
•    Evidence extensive management and leadership experience within the higher education sector
•    Demonstrate capacity to think and plan strategically with a global perespective
•    Exhibit thorough familiarity with programme validation processes and mechanisms overseen by the HKCAAVQ or the equivalent, and demonstrate an effective track record of leading validation processes, and achieving successful outcomes
•    Possess a thorough and applied understanding of quality assurance processes within the higher education sector locally and internationally
•    A track record of leading and contributing to academic development within higher education institutions particularly in relation to the performing arts
•    Demonstrate ability to plan for effective use of resources in the provision of high quality outcomes to students, staff and other stakeholders
•    Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and maintain a harmonious work environment
•    Possess excellent industry and international connections
•    Exhibit proven ability to lead teams to meet stringent deadlines while achieving effective outcomes
•    Possess a recognised PhD or an equivalent terminal degree
•    High level of spoken and written proficiency in English. Proficiency in Chinese and Putonghua would be an advantage.

The position will be offered for a four-year period with the possibility of a further extension following an appropriate review process. The benefit package includes 15% end of contract gratuity, leave, housing allowance, medical and dental scheme, and airfare allowance as appropriate.  The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.

Interested parties should forward their detailed resume to:
    Human Resources Office
    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
    1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Fax: (852) 2584 8953

Closing date for application is 10 October 2020.  Please quote reference code ‘DepD&P’ on the envelope.  Information is also available on the Academy’s website

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