Faculty positions in Computational Media and Arts

Faculty positions in Computational Media and Arts

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Courtesy of Computational Media and Arts Thrust, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou). Photo:  Rungu Lin.

June 9, 2023
Faculty positions in Computational Media and Arts
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Guangzhou
Nansha District

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all ranks (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor) in Computational Media and Arts (CMA) for its new campus in Guangzhou (GZ). Currently offering MPhil and PhD degrees, the CMA focuses on computational media and arts using emerging technologies. It promotes the interplay of media arts, technology, and research and exploits the most advanced technologies for creativity with a social impact.

Composed of faculty members and students from diverse backgrounds, such as media arts, computing, engineering, CMA is currently recruiting energetic, open-minded, creative, and hands-on students who would like to thrive pursuing high impact computational media and art-related research in an interdisciplinary academic environment. 

We welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds related to computational media and arts, and those whose research and practice fall within the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: 

–Media Arts (interactive/sonic/music/robotic/generative/AI art)
–Critical media studies, media art history and theory
–Immersive media, cinematic, narrative and performative practices
–Augmented/virtual/mixed reality (VR, AR, XR)
–Critical gaming and Interactive media
–Computational design and generative fabrication
–Computer vision
–Art/science research practices

Recruitment criteria
Candidates from an arts background: should hold a PhD plus a notable exhibition history or portfolio 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 from a scholarly background: should hold a PhD 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.

Remuneration and benefits
HKUST(GZ) offers a highly competitive salary and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The tax rate in Hong Kong / Greater Bay Area is fixed at 15 percent providing further incentives to international academics to relocate to the area.  All research-track staff are granted a sizeable research grant upon joining, are given access to excellent research facilities and support. Furthermore, all staff get on campus-housing or a housing allowance as well as private health insurance for them and their family.

Application procedure
Applications should be submitted through the recruitment system. Please submit the following documents with your application: (i) full CV; (ii) research statement; (iii) teaching statement; (iv) three most representative publications and/or art projects in PDF formats; (v) record of teaching performance (if any);  (vi) 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. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, and will receive full consideration until positions are filled. Please send inquiries to cmat [​at​] ust.hk. Please visit here for more information about the Computational Media and Arts team and program.

Why join us
–Very generous salary and 15 percent flat tax rate 
–On campus subsided flat for all academics provided
–All staff receive a grant able to fund six to eight PhD students + equipment 
–HKUST is ranked 34th out of the World’s Top 1300 Universities (QS 2022)  
–Access to 2,000 sq. meter brand new lab facilities with all the latest tools  
–Ample time for research/arts practice.
–Many funding opportunities in the Greater Bay area
–Great community of interdisciplinary, international staff & students  
–Private health insurance for staff and family 
–Family-friendly campus 
–Located 45’ by car from Guangzhou center, 20’ by train from Shenzhen and 40’ from Hong Kong

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