Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Music Theory and Musicology) (PR0196/19-20)

Job level Senior
Education Doctorate or above
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Contract
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Education / Training > Others
Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Published On 09/11/2019

Department of Music
The Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University ( invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor / Assistant Professor specialising in the cross-disciplinary field of music theory and musicology. The appointee is expected to have a vibrant track record of innovation in research publications, in acquiring publicly funded grants, in developing international linkages, and in service to the global profession. In addition, he/she should articulate a 21st-century vision for teaching a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses effectively, including both core and elective courses in theory, music history, and/or other courses assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in music (PhD degree or equivalent) and extensive collegiate-level teaching experience. Preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more areas relating to the Department’s strategic development: a) music theory, including theoretical systems, structure and analysis, the history of theory and compositional practices, and musical cognition; b) musicology, including historical musicology, film and media, cultural history, opera, and historical performance; c) interdisciplinary research involving creative media/practice, well-being and the public good.
The appointee is expected to be an active member in Department and Faculty-level administration, including (but not limited to) quality assurance, curriculum development, academic advising, supervision of undergraduate Honours Projects and postgraduate research, active participation in student recruitment, juries, and auditions.

The appointment is offered on a tenure track. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2020. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( For Post 1: Applicants are requested to send in samples of creative outputs (performance/compositions) and/or research publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent works, and their most recent teaching evaluation results. For Post 2: Where available, applicants should send in (i) an updated CV, (ii) up to three sample research publications/writing, (iii) a research statement that features projects that the applicant hopes to a pursue if appointed to the position, and (iv) any additional materials that the applicant believes will help the search panel make an informed decision. For Posts 1 and 2: Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: HYPERLINK "" direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at HYPERLINK ""

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date for Post 1: 31 December 2019
Closing date for Post 2: 17 January 2020