Founded in 2005, the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The Academy is committed to providing the best visual arts education to meet the needs of the cultural and creative industries in the region. In the eventful years since its foundation, the Academy has grown and developed rapidly, building an international teaching team and developing multi-faceted, interactive programmes based on an advanced and adaptive interdisciplinary curriculum. 

The following positions are affiliated to the Visual Art Studies (VAS) Division of the Academy, which offers art history and theory courses. VAS supports studio practice and the development of critical and creative thinking at all undergraduate levels. In addition, VAS provides courses for the university GE programme of study, supports the conceptual development of the AVA Honours Project students, and supervises MPhil and PhD students.

Assistant Professor (Art History and Theory) (PR0243/18-19)            

The Academy invites applications from candidates with outstanding achievement in teaching, research and professional experience for two vacancies commencing September 2019. The appointees are expected to teach art history and art theory courses at undergraduate level, with a focus on western art, Asian art or design history.

Applicants should preferably have a doctorate degree or at least a Master’s degree with several years of academic teaching experience. Candidates are expected to possess solid training and knowledge in the above area. In addition, evidence of research achievement and knowledge of the local art scene are desirable. 

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. 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 not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

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 then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 26 January 2019

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