The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


In a city renowned for its international outlook and connections, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy's six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which include some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners.

The School of Dance offers full-time programmes from sub-degree Diploma to MFA level, together with its part-time Gifted Young Dancer Programme. In keeping with its conservatoire status, the School’s philosophy is centred around performance practice, and reflects the unique cultural mix of Hong Kong, with emphasis on both Chinese and Western traditions. The principle of integration is a key defining feature of the School, with the integration of theory and practice a primary objective.

The postholder will teach and coordinate all courses and projects falling under the School’s Dance Pedagogy key area at both the undergraduate, and Master’s levels. Applicants should hold a higher degree (PhD/MFA/MA), have extensive professional experience, substantial scholarly achievement, and experience in teaching at higher education levels.  The appointee will also be expected to maintain and further develop links with education sectors/organizations in Hong Kong and the surrounding region.

Applicants should have:
Essential Criteria
•    Advanced-level academic qualifications in dance (ideally dance education/dance pedagogy); and a minimum of five  years' experience in teaching (preferably in a conservatoire context), including teaching at Masters level.
•    Demonstrated commitment to the scholarship of learning and teaching.
•    Demonstrated commitment to the integration of theory and practice, of curriculum content, and innovative teaching practices, including e-learning.
•    A solid understanding of current developments in dance education.  
•    Fluency in spoken and written English.

Desirable Criteria
•    Experience of/teaching in a multi-cultural context.
•    An understanding of dance in the education and community sectors in Hong Kong.
•    Fluency in spoken and written Chinese.
•    Ability to teach other courses such as dance technique, dance history, complementary and contextual studies, dance aesthetics, dance science, dance composition.

Appointment will be on a two-year contract with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Subject to negotiation, expected commencement date will be early September 2021.  The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.

Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee at Senior Lecturer level.  Those with lower qualification or less experience may be considered for appointment at Lecturer level.

Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:

Human Resources Office
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Closing date for application is 1 May 2021.  Please quote reference code ‘SL/L(DPg)’ on the envelope.  Information is also available on the Academy’s website

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