Research Associate Professor in Arts and Technology, Office of the Faculty of Arts

Lingnan University
Hong Kong

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses.  The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  Applications are now invited for the following post:

 

Research Associate Professor in Arts and Technology
Office of the Faculty of Arts
(Post Ref.: 22/374/SMPTE)

 

The Faculty of Arts (http://www.ln.edu.hk/arts/) offers the best of liberal arts education to students who join us to pursue one of our distinctive BA (Hons) degrees.  The Faculty encompasses seven Arts Departments, two language centres and several research centres.  To foster innovative thinking and creativity, the Faculty has offered a bachelor of Arts degree programme in Animation and Digital Arts programme since 2019.

 

Faculty of Arts is inviting applications for a research track position at the rank of associate professor.  The expertise of the applicants should include two of the following: immersive media (VR/AR), media technologies, computational arts, and animation studies.  The appointee is expected to: (1) teach relevant courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervising student final projects; (2) develop innovative and rigorous research and generate research outputs with high impact; and (3) contribute to service and development of the programme of animation and digital arts. 

 

General Requirements

Applicants for the position should have:

(i)                 A PhD degree in interactive and emerging media, visual arts or a relevant discipline;

(ii)               An excellent publication record in top-tier journals and/or university presses;

(iii)             A good track record in successful competitive grant applications; and

(iv)              At least five years of experience in higher education.

 

Candidates are required to provide information about their research records and a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals of good international standing and/or university presses. 

 

Appointment

The conditions of appointment will be competitive.  The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include annual leave, research leave, conference leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.  The appointee is entitled to apply for both internal and external grants in support of his/her teaching, research and conference activities.

 

Appointments will normally be made on an initial contract of two years, which, subject to review and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointments with possibility of consideration for substantiation.

 

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click “Apply Now” to submit your application.  Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.   Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer.  Review of applications will start from 15 November 2022 and continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.