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Programme Director of Animation and Interactive Media Programme

BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC) - Division of Culture and Creativity

UIC now invites candidates for this position which is expected to be filled as soon as possible:

Programme Director of Animation and Interactive Media Programme (Ref: DCC210901)

About the Programme

The Animation and Interactive Media (AIM) Programme nurtures a new generation of graduates with a global vision, professional practices, production and research skills for the robust development of the media and creative industries in the Greater China Region and overseas. Students develop theoretical and practical expertise in interactive media and animation in a student-focused educational environment equipped with modern facilities and the most up-to-date technology.  

The Division of Culture and Creativity at United International College (UIC) offers the Animation and Interactive Media Programme with a comprehensive, transformative and multidisciplinary approach to the studies of culture, media, and design. United International College, situated in Zhuhai and jointly founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Mainland and Hong Kong. 

Job Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD degree in Animation and/or Interactive Media or a related discipline. The candidates should have commitment to engage in research relevant to the Programme and Division and with artistic, educational and industrial organizations nation-and-world wide. Successful candidates are expected to be committed to excellence in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable ability to undertake independent research leading to outcomes with a strong impact, such as publication in high quality, internationally recognized, indexed journals and scholarly presses. Academic rank will be determined in accordance with successful candidate’s experience and accomplishments.

In addition to teaching and research, the candidate should be qualified and experienced in teaching courses in Interactive Media, 3D Modelling and Animation, Multimedia Storytelling, among other related subjects.

Administrative experience in a higher education setting is required since the candidate is expected to: 
1. Be responsible to the Dean and the Board of the Division concerned for the functioning, operation, teaching, research and development of the Programme;
2. Liaise and build up close links with the Dean of the Division, staff and students of the Programme(s);
3. Act as the Chairperson of the Program Management Committee and to be expected to carry out duties approved by UIC senior management;
4. Assist the Dean with pedagogic, evaluative and supervisor responsibilities on staff assessment, teaching evaluation and leave applications etc.

Proficiency in English is required. English is the medium of instruction in the Animation and Interactive Media Programme. Academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and research accomplishments. To receive full consideration, candidates need to submit:
1. a cover letter,
2. CV (specifying the courses taught post-secondary institutions),
3. Research statement and/or portfolio of creative works,
4. Three letters of reference,
5. A record of teaching quality.

Appointment Terms

Appointment to this position will initially be made on a fixed-term contract of two years. Commencing salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits include housing allowance, leave and social insurance. Continuation of appointment beyond the initial term will be subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedures

*Please complete the job application form and upload the requested documents online (please click 'Apply' to access).

*If you failed to submit your application online, please send your application by emailing to Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a completed "Job Application Form" which can be downloaded from Please indicate the position being applied for, including the field of expertise, level and reference number.
The College reserves the right not to fill this position, or to extend the search until suitable candidates are identified or to make an appointment by invitation.

Location: Zhuhai - China
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th October 2021
Expires: 3rd December 2021
Job Ref: RC210901
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