Multiple faculty vacancies in Computational Media Arts @ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou campus)

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou campus)

Multiple faculty positions in Computational Media and Arts Thrust Area, Information Hub

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 M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees, the CMA thrust area focuses on artistic research and practice with emerging technologies. It promotes the interplay of media art and technology and exploits the most advanced technologies for creativity with a social impact.

Composed of faculty members and students from a diverse background, especially in computing, engineering and arts, 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 candidates from a wide range of backgrounds related to media arts and technology, and those whose research and practice fall within the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Augmented/virtual/mixed reality (VR, AR, XR)

  • Interactive media and games

  • Computer graphics and 3D animation

  • Human-computer/Human-robot/Human-AI interaction

  • Data, AI and machine learning for arts

  • Image and audio processing

  • Physical computing, electronics, and robotic art

  • Digital fabrication technologies

  • Multimedia performance

  • Critical media studies, media art history and theory

  • Other forms of code-based art or computational media

  • Interdisciplinary art practice that connects computation with other disciplines such as biology, material science, environmental studies, etc.

Candidates with technology background should hold a doctoral degree and have demonstrated ability to pursue high impact research in areas related to computational media. Candidates with art practice background should either hold a doctoral degree or have held academic positions at a recognized institution with experience advising postgraduate art students, plus a notable media art exhibition history with a sustained creative practice in a related area. 


Remuneration

HKUST(GZ) offers a highly competitive salary of international standard and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous research funds, ample workspace and excellent research facility and support will be provided, as well as housing allowances and insurances in accordance with local standards.

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted through the recruitment system:

https://gz-faculty-recruitment.hkust.edu.hk/

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. More information about CMA can be found on our website https://hkust-cma.org/. For enquiries, email us at cm...@ust.hk

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 a 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.

About HKUST and the Guangzhou campus [https://hkust.edu.hk/] [https://hkust-gz.edu.cn/]

Founded in 1991, HKUST is a publicly funded research intensive university with a founding mandate to help spur economic development in Hong Kong and the region. Within a short history of thirty years, HKUST has evolved into a world-class university enjoying significant international and local reputation in education and research. The University celebrates its international environment and an innovative culture, with special emphasis on research and postgraduate education.

HKUST(GZ) offers a unique educational environment with four cross-disciplinary hubs and 16 thrust areas. HKUST(GZ) offers superb research facilities, attracting top international faculty and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges. HKUST(GZ) is situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, which is right in the center of the Greater Bay Area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in the world, neighboring Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao.


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