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November 9, 2021

Faculty positions in Computational Media and Arts

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Courtesy The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou).

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all ranks in Computational Media and Arts (CMA) for its new campus in Guangzhou (GZ). Currently offering MPhil and PhD degrees, the CMA Thrust focuses on artistic research and practice with emerging technologies. It promotes the interplay of art and technology and exploits the most advanced technologies for creativity with a social impact. Please visit our website for more information about the Computational Media and Arts Thrust.

Composed of faculty members and students from a diverse background, especially in the arts and engineering, CMA is interested in faculty candidates who can thrive in an interdisciplinary academic area, enrich a creativity-driven curriculum, and pursue high impact art-related research in a science-, technology- and engineering-oriented university environment. We welcome both artists and art scholars to apply.

Candidates with an art practice background should either hold a doctoral degree, or have held academic positions at a recognized institution with experience supervising postgraduate art students, plus a notable exhibition history with a sustained creative 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 media arts making; commanding a deep understanding and active practice in one or more areas in computational arts.

Candidates with a scholarly background should hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated ability to pursue high-level research in areas related to computational media arts, including critical theory, cultural studies of technology, art history, curating, criticism, media arts preserving, etc.

We welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds related to computational media arts, and those whose research and practice fall within the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Critical and cultural theory related to media arts and technology; artistic and critical engagement with AI and/or data; video art or experimental cinema with emerging technologies; game art and interactive media; electronic and digital sound art; interdisciplinary art practice that connects computation with other disciplines such as biology, material science, environmental studies, etc.; and other forms of computational arts.

Remuneration and conditions of service
Salary is highly competitive of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous start-up funding, ample laboratory space and excellent research equipment and support will be provided.

All posts are 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 faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years.

Application procedure
Please submit the application via the HKUST/HKUST(GZ) recruitment system. You should first sign up to create your personal account. For more information, please visit the recruitment website.

Please submit the following documents with your application: full CV, research statement, teaching statement, three most representative publications and/or art projects in PDF formats, record of teaching performance (if any), and names and contact information of three referees.

Up to three additional documents, such as a full portfolio or additional publications, can also be uploaded to the system. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. We thank applicants for the interests. Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the results of their applications. Please send inquiries to cmat [​at​] ust.hk. (Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.)

HKUST(GZ) is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.

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