Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR347/17-18)

Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
Apr 27, 2018
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of Music

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR347/17-18)

The Department of Music ( has rapidly emerged as one of the leading institutions in Hong Kong to provide a rigorous performance curriculum supported by vibrant music-making activities.  The Department currently has 16 full-time and over 100 part-time / adjunct faculty members.  Our artist teachers share our commitment to helping students reach a high level of musical and intellectual development.  Many of our graduates have continued their studies in graduate schools worldwide, including top institutions in the USA and Europe.

The Department of Music now seeks outstanding applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions as Associate / Assistant Professors in the following areas of expertise:


Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following fields:
i.    East-Asia
ii.    China or Chinese diasporas
iii.    Cross-cultural research

Music Education

Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following fields:
i.     E-learning
ii.     Gamification
iii.    Pedagogy and practice of creativity
iv.    Music engagement for young people and the ageing population
v.    Music in human cognition, social and cultural development

Performance (Cello or Piano)

Preference will be given to those who, in addition to being excellent performers, have expertise in one or more of the following fields:
i.    Contemporary music
ii.     Historical performance
iii.     Inter-disciplinary collaboration
iv.     Chamber and collaborative performance


Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following fields:
i.     Scoring for screen and media (film, television and video games)
ii.     Inter-disciplinary collaboration
iii.     Music technology

The appointees are expected to teach a wide range of courses effectively, including both core and elective courses in the department’s undergraduate curriculum, general education courses and, where appropriate, the taught MA Programme in Music, as well as other courses assigned by the Head of Department.  They are also expected to be an active member in Department- and Faculty-level administration, including (but not limited to) quality assurance, curriculum development, academic advising, supervision of undergraduate Honours Projects and postgraduate research, internal / external grant application, and active participation in student recruitment, juries, and auditions.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in music (PhD, DMA, or equivalent).  Candidates with three to four years of collegiate-level teaching experience are preferred.  Appointees are expected to demonstrate teaching excellence as well as recognised accomplishments in scholarship and/or creative activities, and to work across sub-disciplines within the department and with colleagues elsewhere in the University to further develop departmental strengths in music research, study, and performance.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018 or January 2019.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.

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 (  Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: direct.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications will begin on 15 May 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.