Head Of Academic Studies In Theatre And Entertainment Arts
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts
Hong Kong

In a city renowned for its international outlook and connections, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists and practitioners in film & television and the theatre technical arts. The Academy's six Schools; Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, Theatre & Entertainment Arts, and Chinese Opera, make the Academy a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which include some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners. 

The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts offers a dynamic range of production-focused courses in performing and entertainment arts. From theatre to theme parks and live events, the School’s professionally-oriented programmes are designed to prepare students for exciting careers in the entertainment and cultural industries.  In addition to its Diploma, BFA and MFA programmes, and in recognition for today’s and tomorrow’s needs for top production crew by local and regional entertainment companies, the School also offers a one-year Fast-track Vocational Certificate with intensive courses in Lighting Technology, Sound Technology, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Costume Making, Property Making and Scenic Painting.

The postholder will be responsible to the Dean of School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts for academic coordination and curriculum development for all programmes.  He/She is also responsible for teaching courses related to research (PaR) studies, in addition to teaching courses in the postholder’s area of specialism.

Although subject to negotiation, expected commencement date will be as soon as possible.

Required Qualifications:
(a) Advanced academic qualifications and/or a relevant MA/MFA degree, and/or significant professional training/experience in curricular management and development to an equivalent level in the performing or other relevant arts;
(b) A minimum of six years’ experience of teaching at tertiary level, preferably to Master’s level;
(c) At least four years’ leadership and administrative/management experience in an arts context or the equivalent;
(d) Extensive experience in curricular design, writing and implementation according to established quality assurance frameworks;
(e) Ability to contribute to the postgraduate programmes of the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts;
(f) Excellent spoken and written English.

Additional Desirable Criteria
(a) Experience in teaching in a multi-cultural context;
(b) Fluency in spoken and written Chinese.

Appointment will be on a two-year contract, with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits.  Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.

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