The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
HEAD OF CHINESE MUSIC
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
Academy is ranked number 1 in Asia and number 10 in the World for
Performing Arts by the QS Rankings.
The School of Music at the Academy offers comprehensive
full-time programmes from Diploma to MMus level, alongside its
highly successful Junior Music Programme – comparable to the
‘Junior Schools’ of other top-ranking conservatoires. In keeping
with its conservatoire status, the School’s philosophy is centred
on performance, and reflects the unique cultural mix of Hong Kong,
with emphasis on both Western and Chinese traditions. The School
comprises the Departments of Strings, Keyboard, Voice,
Woodwind/Brass/Percussion (‘WBP’), Composition, Chinese Music,
Conducting and Cultural Leadership, Academic Studies and Junior
The Head of Chinese Music will be a significant performing arts
practitioner and/or performer, who will build on existing strengths
and lead the future development of the Chinese Music Department in
the School of Music, working closely with other senior staff to
promote innovative enhancements in the delivery of performing arts
education in Chinese music.
Reporting to the Dean of Music, the appointee is expected to
oversee the Chinese Music Department and be responsible for
teaching, academic leadership and quality assurance in Chinese
Music across all levels and programmes. The appointee is expected
to lead curriculum design, course review and development in the
Chinese Music Department. academic advising, and supervision of
Undergraduate and Postgraduate research projects.
Applicants should have:
(a) A higher degree in Music or equivalent
(b) A strong professional background and
proven experience in music, preferably with knowledge of
practice-as-research within their specialism.
(c) An excellent teaching record across
undergraduate, postgraduate, and pre-college music Programme.
(d) A successful track record of leadership
within an educational institution or similar performing arts-based
organisation, including evidence of innovative approaches to
programme management and development.
(e) Experience and interest in collaborative
work in the cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary context.
(f) The ability to advise and supervise undergraduate and
postgraduate research projects.
(g) Excellent interpersonal and communication
(h) Fluency in spoken and written English and
(a) Experience in curriculum design, writing
and implementation according to established quality assurance
frameworks is an advantage.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
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.
Housing Subsidy will be provided to eligible appointee. Starting
salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Expected commencement date will be in early September 2022.
The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.
To apply, please complete an Application Form (available at
www.hkapa.edu/job) and submit 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
(email@example.com) on or before 17 June 2022. Please
quote reference code 'H(CM)' in the Application
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