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The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Type
Full Time

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


In a city renowned for its international outlook and connectivity, 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, including 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, emphasising both Chinese and Western traditions. Our graduates are versatile and work across genres/styles, media and forms, and the ability to integrate core contextual knowledge and performance practice as theory and practice are the uniqueness of the School's programmes.

The School is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to join its Academic & Contextual studies team.   The applicant should hold a higher degree (preferably a PhD), have extensive teaching experience in higher education institution (preferably in a conservatorie context), substantial scholarly achievement, and be committed to current practice in learning and teaching especially as it applies to the performing arts.  A global perspective is also an expectation. 

The successful applicant will be required to teach at both Undergraduate and Masters levels in one or more of the following: Contemporary Dance/Arts Practice, Aesthetics and Criticism, Dance History, Dance Education, Community Dance, Movement Analysis, Choreographic Practice and Practice-as-research courses.   He/She will also be expected to teach other contextual studies dance courses, maintain and further develop links with education sectors/organizations in Hong Kong and Internatioanl levels. 

Applicants should have:

Essential Criteria

•       Advanced-level academic qualifications in dance (preferably at doctoral level); and a minimum of five years' experience in teaching in 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, practice research and innovative teaching practices, including e-learning.

•       A solid understanding of current developments in dance education. 

•       Experiecne in curriculum design and writing

•       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. Renewal of contract is subject to performance. 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.  Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.  The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.


To apply, please submit a completed Application Form ( ), together with a covering letter, curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications, to the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email ( on or before 9 May 2023.  Please quote reference code 'SL(ACS)' in the Application Form.  Information is also available on the Academy’s website

HKAPA is an equal opportunity employer.

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.

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