December 10, 2020

Faculty positions in Computational Media and Arts

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Courtesy The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Job Title: Faculty positions
Department: Thrust of Computational Media and Arts, Information Hub, HKUST (GZ)
Job ID: 5699

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)(HKUST (GZ)) invites applications for faculty positions at the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in Computational Media and Arts (CMA) for its new campus in Guangzhou (GZ). The CMA thrust area focuses on art creation and visual communication with emerging technologies. It promotes the interplay of art and technology and exploits the most advanced technologies for art creation and visual communication with a social impact.

We are looking for candidates whose research and practice fall within one or more of the following areas in computational media and arts:

-Interactive media and games
-Virtual/augmented/mixed reality (VR, AR, XR)
-Multimedia performance
-Physical computing, electronics, and robotics art
-Digital fabrication technologies
-Computer graphics and 3D animation
-Human-computer interaction
-Data, AI and machine learning for the arts
-Image and audio processing
-Critical media studies, media art history and theory
-Other forms of code-based art or computational media

Composed of faculty and students from both arts and engineering backgrounds, CMA is interested in candidates who can develop an interdisciplinary curriculum and pursue high impact art-related research in a science, technology and engineering oriented academic environment.

Candidates with an art background should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, plus an active media art exhibition history with a sustained creative research practice in a related area. Priority will be given to artists who are able to teach a range of skills, including digital and innovative approaches; showing an explicitly experiential, experimental and expansive outlook on digital arts making; commanding a deep understanding and active creation in one or more areas in computational media arts.

Candidates with an engineering background should hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated ability to pursue high impact research in areas related to computational media.

About the Information Hub
The HKUST (GZ) Information Hub focuses on addressing global challenges arising from human interactions with information and technology in an era of digital transformation. The Hub comprises four thrust areas: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Analytics, Computational Media and Arts, and Internet of Things (IoT). In each of these areas, we are committed to providing world-class education and conducting cutting-edge research with practical applications, with the purpose of not only advancing regional development but also making a global impact.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous research funds, ample laboratory space and excellent research equipment and support will be provided.

All posts are tenure-track Mainland China appointments to be offered by the HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations. Appointment to Professor rank and some Associate Professor rank will be made on substantive basis while initial appointment to other tenure-track faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years.

Application Procedure
Applications should be sent to ([email protected]) together with (i) full CV; (ii) a statement of research, teaching, and service; (iii) up to five most representative art projects and/or publications in PDF formats; (iv) record of teaching performance (if any); and (v) names and contact information of three referees. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, and will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.

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