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 Academy is unique in that performance and production outcomes are central to its programmes. Practice-as-Research is encouraged for its contribution to enhancing educational and performance outcomes. The Academy established a Centre for Performing Arts Research in 2018 to embed Practice-as-Research into the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. The Centre also provides professional development to the Academy staff to encourage research into their own practice through the investigative and reflective processes of practice-based inquiry.
The postholder will report to the Head of Performing Arts Research and Postgraduate Studies Coordinator to assist in the development of Practice-as-Research (PaR) at the Academy. He/She is responsible for the preparation, implementation and delivery of staff professional development workshops in PaR, as well as in mentoring and advising staff and students undertaking research projects. He/She will also take part in organising PaR events and preparing PaR resources for staff and students. Subject to negotiation, expected commencement date will be March 2020.
(a) A relevant MFA/MA degree and/or professional training/experience to an equivalent level.
(b) Significant and proven professional experience in practice-as-research, practice-led-research, or practice-based-research.
(c) A minimum of six years’ experience of teaching in a Performing, Creative or Technical Arts context, preferably to Master’s level.
(d) At least four years of experience in pedagogy and research.
(e) Experience in curriculum design, writing and implementation.
(f) Extensive experience in performing arts research design, writing and implementation.
(g) Ability to contribute to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
(h) Experience working within a multidisciplinary context.
(i) Fluency in spoken and written English.
Additional Desirable Criteria:
(j) Experience in teaching in a multi-cultural context.
(k) Fluency in spoken and written Chinese.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
Appointment will be on a 2-year contract. 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. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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