Composition Job listing – Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of Music

Assistant Professor in Music (PR323/15-16)

The Department of Music ( now seeks outstanding applicants for one substantiable/tenure-track faculty position.Composition at Hong Kong Baptist University is a vital and thriving part of the Music Department.  The four full-time and two adjunct faculty composers maintain an active schedule of performances throughout Asia, Europe and North America by groups as diverse as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Italian Air Force Band, Ensemble Modern and Vox Humana, among others.  Composers participate in festivals and conferences throughout the world, from EchoFluxx 16 in Prague to CUBE Fest 2016: Massively Multichannel Music Festival in Virginia; two faculty composers will present papers at the International Computer Music Conference 2016 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.  A recent special project saw faculty and student composers visit Northwest China and upon their return create a series of three concerts, Traces of Silk Road, inspired by the trip.  The Department houses LIATe, the Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology, the finest state-of-the-art facility for cutting-edge research and creative projects.  Additional facilities include a 3-room recording suite and a Music Technology Center.  Composition is also supported by a vigorous performance programme, including the university’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Cantoria and Choir.

The appointee is expected to fully engage in research and creative works within their specialism. In addition, they should be able to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in two or more of the following areas:


  1. Contemporary Music Workshop
  2. Conducting
  3. String Performance and Pedagogy Seminar
  4. Chamber Music
  5. Ear-training
  6. University general education for non-majors (e.g. Music of Our Lives: Understanding and Enjoying Musical Arts; Music, Society and Culture; Music in the Cinema)

The appointees are expected to be an active member in Department and Faculty-level administration, including (but not limited to) quality assurance, curriculum development, academic advising, and supervision of Undergraduate Honours Projects and Postgraduate research.


Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in music, collegiate-level teaching experience, and a strong record of success in their chosen area of expertise, as well as a demonstrated interest in collaborative work in the cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary context.


Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2016.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.


Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Procedure:


Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by E-mail to  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants are requested to send in samples of creative outputs (performance/compositions) and/or research publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent works, and their most recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct.  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 post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.


Closing date: Review of applications will begin on 31 May 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Dr. Christopher Coleman

Composition Coordinator/Associate Head

Department of Music

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Hong Kong





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