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Faculty position in the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong


Deadline:
Tue Aug 16, 2005 00:00

Position for Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in New Media and Interactivity, School of Creative Media

City University of Hong Kong is one of eight higher education institutions directly funded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region through the University Grants Committee (Hong Kong). It aims to become one of the leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region through excellence in teaching and research. In two studies, City University of Hong Kong is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world, and among the top ten universities in the Greater China region. The mission of the University is to nurture and develop the talents of students and to create applicable knowledge in order to support social and economic advancement. The student population is approximately 23,000 enrolled in over 100 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The medium of instruction is English.

The University invites applications and nominations for the post of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in New Media and Interactivity.

The School was founded in 1998, and since then has developed strengths in media/cultural studies, video production, computer animation and computer graphics. It offers an exciting multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment in which technical and creative faculty collaborate on a variety of projects. Its current priority is to expand and consolidate the digital media emphasis, including computer graphics, computer animation, multimedia and interaction. There are several openings and appointees are expected to undertake teaching and research in the areas of new media and interactivity.

The qualified candidate is expected to work within a wide spectrum of new media and technological platforms. He/She should demonstrate competence in adopting a cross-disciplinary approach in teaching and research in order to contribute creatively and professionally in the School, and for the benefit of the community and the industries.

Areas of focus

Interactive media design and production
Interaction design, ergonomics, human cognition,usability
Game design, production, distribution
Multimedia performance, entertainment design
Pervasive computing, mixed reality, locative media, embedded computing

Courses to be taught

Basic electronics for art students
Mathematics and physics for interactive media
Object-oriented programming for art students
Theories of interactivity
Physical and embedded computing
Pervasive computing
User research in technology deployment
Kinetic and interactive typography
Show control and entertainment design
Game design and production
Image processing, theories and applications
Mixed reality applications
Mobile and locative applications
Spatial design and virtual environment
Network based media
Information design and visualization

Duties
The appointed faculty is required to teach 5 courses in an academic year. He/She is also expected to actively work on research projects which can produce professional, scholarly and creative outputs. Administrative work related to admissions, student matters, facilities, curriculum, industry liaison, etc. will be assigned to the appointee according to his/her expertise and experience.

Requirements
The qualified candidate should possess a PhD/MFA or equivalent in the School’s areas of focus. Teaching experience at university level is essential. A strong and well presented portfolio that can demonstrate the candidate’s skills and knowledge in the subject areas is required. Successful candidates are expected to have proven track records of strength in the areas of focus, which can be in the form of publication, exhibition records, product development, clients’ reference, etc.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental schemes, and housing benefits where applicable.

Information and Application

Further information about the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 2788 9334/E-mail: hrojob@cityu.edu.hk]. Please send your application enclosing a current C.V. to the Human Resources Office. Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope.

The University reserves the right to consider nominations, and to fill or not to fill the position.