Augmented Creativity Lab - Chair Professor/Professor of Practice/Professor/Associate Professor

Ref: 4860

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

Apply Now

Role Managed by:

Felix Chan

Research Associate

t: +852 3702 6493

e: Felix.Chan@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate upon experience

Closing Date:

Overview

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), ranked 262 in the QS world rankings and in the world top 75 in THE’s World Impact survey (2020), has defined six conceptual interdisciplinary research “Laboratories” to enable academics from different backgrounds to work together on common sets of problems and to contribute to the positioning of this young and dynamic University as a research-led liberal arts institution of global significance. 

Details of the six interdisciplinary research labs can be found on the HKBU Research website . 

One of the six new Labs, the Augmented Creativity Lab, will re-position our young and dynamic University as an influential leader for augmented creativity research. We envision the laboratory as a conceptual and creative space where collaborators can share and explore proposed solutions and possibilities.      

The Role

The Augmented Creativity Lab focuses on three primary research themes: Augmenting Human Creativity, Artificial Intelligence and Creativity, and Policies and Strategies for the Creative Industries.  To build this world leading interdisciplinary research Lab, we are recruiting seven first-class scholars to push the research envelope with world-class research achievement and with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Content Creation and Artistic Practice (Film, Visual Arts, Music, Literature)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Creativity
  • Human - Machine Collaboration
  • Human - Computer Interaction
  • Policies and Strategies for the Creative Industries
  • Education, Artificial Intelligence and Creativity
  • Social Engagement and Impact through the Arts

Colleagues recruited will have access to seed money and appropriate research facilities/support, as well as a generous array of competitive research funding from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council, the Innovation and Technology Commission, and other external sources.

The Ideal Candidate

Interested candidates should have relevant expertise, a proven research record, and the readiness to contribute to an interdisciplinary research team.  They should be talented, motivated and committed to the Lab to make it a sustainable research hub. 

Appointment Terms

The above positions are on tenure-track with initial appointment on three-year fixed-term contracts.  Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.  Tenured appointments, if applicable, are expected to be attained within six years.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

HKBU will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applicants are invited to submit their applications which should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV

You may apply, or download further information about the role via this page. 

Initial enquiries and requests for information may be directed in confidence to Dr. Felix Chan by email via this page. Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the positions are filled.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.

As defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, and our legal basis for processing your personal data is ‘Legitimate Interests’.  You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website .