Professor of Music and Department Chair

Ref: 6224

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Role Managed by:

Kenny Mak

Research Associate

t: (+852) 3702 6493


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 12/12/2022

The Department of Music is seeking a senior scholar with a distinguished academic publication record and leadership experience to join the Department as Professor with concurrent appointment as the Department Chairperson.


About The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. In the CUHK Strategic Plan 2021-25, “China: Tradition and Modernity” is identified as one of the four research focus areas for the University.


About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts at CUHK is the largest faculty dedicated to humanities research and education in Hong Kong, with over 400 professors, researchers, and lecturers. There are 11 departments covering academic disciplines from Anthropology to Translation, a Center for China Studies, 2 language teaching units, and over 30 research centers. The Faculty offers 16 major programmes at the undergraduate level and over 30 taught and research postgraduate programmes, of which 15 are for a doctoral degree.


About the Department of Music

Founded in 1965, the Department of Music continues to provide practical and academic training in both Chinese and Western music at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department strives to excel in the creation, application, dissemination, and preservation of musical knowledge through research, teaching, professional training, and service to a variety of local, regional and international communities. Faculty members in the Department teach courses on and conduct research in composition, performance, music theory, musicology and ethnomusicology.

The Department owns an extensive collection of Asian and Western instruments and enjoys excellent performance facilities, while the University's library and archival collections of music are among the most important in Asia. The Centre for Chinese Music Studies in the Department holds valuable historical print and audio materials of Chinese music.


The position

The Department of Music seeks an accomplished scholar with an active research programme as well as administrative experiences. Preference is for an ethnomusicologist whose work engages the music of China. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching courses at all levels and ready to supervise postgraduate students. As Department chairperson, the appointee will lead an energetic and growing department with deep regional and international connections.


Terms of Appointment

Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


How to apply

Applications should include the following:

a cover letter
an up-to-date CV
any other relevant supporting documents

Completed applications should be uploaded via this page.

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