Faculty Position in Cinema and Television

March 22, 2024

Job Description

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) now invites candidates for these positions that are expected to be filled in September 2024:

 

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Cinema and Television (Ref: SCC231106)

 

Job Requirements

The Cinema and Television program is seeking candidates in one or more areas of both film production and film studies, capable of instructing courses including Directing, Cinematography, Film Producing, Sound Recording and Mixing, Color Grading, Photo Imaging, Film Editing, Special Effects, Production Design, Virtual Production, Film History, Film Theory, Film Culture, and more. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining a creative practice or research while teaching, managing, supervising, facilitating field trips, tutoring and caring for both UG and PG students.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. or at least a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree with teaching experience in a related discipline. Successful candidates are expected to be committed to excellence in UG or PG teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have professional experience in entertainment or media, e.g. working in film and/or media industry and having professional credits and industry connections. The candidate should be cooperative, patient, and enthusiastic.


Proficiency in English is required. English is the medium of instruction in the Cinema and Television Program. Academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and research accomplishments.

 

Candidature:

Qualifications/ Education

Essential:


• Preferably a PhD in Film Studies, Media Studies, or Game Studies

• At least an MFA in any areas of Film Production

Desirable:

• Membership of relevant professional bodies.

• Postgraduate qualification in Teaching and Learning in the Higher Education or equivalent professional bodies.

Skills/ Training

Essential:


• Ability to teach Directing, Cinematography, Film Producing, Sound Recording and Mixing, Color Grading, Photo Imaging, Film Editing, Special Effects, Production Design, Virtual Production, Film History, Film Theory, Film Culture, etc.

Desirable:

• Proficient in the following software/applications: Premiere Pro, AVID, Pro Tools, Da Vinci Resolve.

• Stay informed about advancements in industry equipment.

Experience

Essential:


• Preferably three years of teaching experiences in higher education institutions. 

• Having experience in course/program/curriculum design/development. 

• a minimum of five years of experience in the film industry to instruct film production.

Desirable:

• Proved experience in management and administration.

• Evidence of working with external institutions (industry or academia).

• Sustained PhD completions.

Language Skills

Essential:Proficient in English.

Desirable:Proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

Personal Attributes

Essential:


• Passion for student care and mentorship.

• Collegiality, teamwork, patience.

Desirable:

• Passion in promoting programs and facilitating student admissions.

 

To receive full consideration, candidates need to submit:

1. UIC Job Application Form;

2. A cover letter;

3. CV;

4. Research statement, publications or portfolio of creative works;

5. 2 letters of reference;

6. A record of teaching or mentoring quality.

 

Benefits and Appointment Terms

Commencing salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits include housing allowance, leave and social insurance. Appointments to these positions will initially be made on a fixed-term contract with mutual agreement.

 

Closing Date: May 31, 2024

 

Application Procedures

*Please complete the job application form and upload the requested documents online:

*If you failed to submit your application online, please send your application by emailing to recruit@uic.edu.cn. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a completed “Job Application Form” which can be downloaded from https://hro.uic.edu.cn/Job_Opportunities_/Application_Procedure.htm. Please indicate the position being applied for, including the field of expertise, level and reference number.

The College reserves the right not to fill these positions, or to extend the search until suitable candidates are identified or to make an appointment by invitation. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment.