Associate Professor of Practice / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Acting for Global Screen

Location
Hong Kong
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Academy of Film

Associate Professor of Practice / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Acting for Global Screen (PR0259/20-21)

Founded in 1968, the School comprises the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, offering 20 programmes at the sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to 2,000 students. As a leading school of communication, journalism, and film studies in the Asia-Pacific region, its faculty members work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple fields of study.

The Academy invites applications for full-time position for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Acting for Global Screen. The appointee is expected to:
•    work closely with the Programme Director on developing the courses within the programme and assist with academic workflow;
•    teach undergraduate courses in screen and stage acting, performance arts and studies;
•    direct, develop and supervise student acting projects, films and rehearsal projects;
•    develop outreach, creative relationships in the industry, and recruitment;
•    create international performance internships; and
•    identify international and local feeder colleges, schools, drama clubs/societies and work with them to encourage a wider pool of applicants for the programme.

Potential candidates should:
•    hold a Doctorate or MFA or Master’s degree in acting, performance studies or a similar field (candidates who hold Bachelor’s degree with remarkable performance records will also be considered);
•    have extensive working knowledge of Stanislavsky’s and Meisner’s methods, and how to apply and teach them for modern screen actors;
•    have worked at the highest level with the profession either as an actor/director/performer;
•    have extensive experience in teaching acting at the highest conservatoire level;
•    have an excellent command of English and Chinese; and
•    possess outstanding professional knowledge/experience of screen acting, directing, script analysis and development, stage acting and stage directing and have a range of professional credits/awards/prizes at the highest level within the industry to support this.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of two to three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in the latest teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. If not being invited for interview 4 months after the closing date, applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. 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.

Closing date: 20 March 2021 (or until the position is filled)