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Professor of Practice in the School of Creative Media [Ref. E/182/09]

 

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. The University has seven Colleges/Schools. As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, energy, engineering, environment, humanities, law, science, social sciences, veterinary sciences and other strategic growth areas.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above post:

The School of Creative Media (SCM) at City University of Hong Kong is recruiting academic staff within its broad scope of creative endeavors.  Led by Dean Professor Richard Allen, SCM is the leading media school in Hong Kong and the foremost advocate and incubator of new media and creative arts in Asia.  We have an international faculty of world renown for their creative endeavours.

Duties

The appointee is expected to work with multiple departments across disciplines, including 1) curriculum and programme design; 2) programme management and evaluation; 3) teaching courses and advising studio projects; and 4) ongoing professional engagement, networking, and outreach in the field of computer games and playable media in Hong Kong region and beyond.

Requirements

Candidates should be degree holders with significant professional expertise.  Ideal candidate would match one or more of the following profiles:

  • Mainstream game development: with track record of holding key role(s) (game designer, producer, creative director, project manager, lead artist, lead writer, lead programmer) in shipping more than 3 AAA titles;
  • Mobile game development: with track record of holding key role(s) (game designer, producer, creative director, lead artist) in teams that have shipped more than 3 Google Play/App Store top 25 titles;
  • Indie/art/experimental game development: with track record of releasing multiple award-winning (IndieCade or similar) independent/alternative/art/experimental games;
  • Research-informed/academic game development: with track record of participating in successful externally funded research projects pertaining to computer games and playable media;
  • Games/digital entertainment startup ecosystem: with track record of holding key roles in game industry related start-up companies from early to middle/late stage


Experience in game industry in P.R.C., new business models of game industry, educational/serious game development, interactive fiction/interactive storytelling, online/MMO/MOBA games development, game writing, crossmedia/transmedia franchises, games for advertising/marketing, experimental interfaces is considered an asset.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Further information on the post 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 Tong, Hong Kong [Email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk/Fax : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, and include the following required submission documents (up to 2 pages each):

  1. Cover letter outlining creative vision, career trajectory, and where applicable, teaching philosophy
  2. Detailed CV (Including information of all professional and research outputs)
  3. Teaching evaluations if available
  4. Electronic/online copies (pdf) of two significant recent publications  and/or online  references  to  two significant recent artistic works


Applications and nominations will receive full consideration
until the position is filled and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 55th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2016);1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2015).

 

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