The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with a total student headcount of about 2 8,090, of which 14,260 are full-time students, 10,050 are part-time students, and 3,780 are mixed-mode students. It offers programmes at Doctorate, Master’ s, Bachelor’ s degrees and Higher Diploma levels. The
University has 27 academic departments and units grouped under six faculties, as well as 2 independent schools and 2 independent research institutes. It has a full-time academic
staff strength of around 1,300. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$4 billion per year.
SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Digital Media
The School of Design, as one of the top design schools in the world, is at the forefront of applying Asian innovation to global opportunities. The School is committed to sustaining
excellence in design education, practice, consulting and research; to harnessing the legacy and dynamism of Asian cultures in creating solutions for human needs; and to creating
strategic models for products, brands, and systems in local and global markets. The School offers a wide range of programmes at sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels
in areas of Advertising Design, Digital Media, Environment and Interior Design, Industrial and Product Design, Visual Communication Design, Multimedia and Digital
Entertainment, Interaction Design, Design Strategies and Practices. Its research and consultancy work are of an applied nature relevant to industrial, commercial and community
needs. Please visit the website at
http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the School.
The School is now inviting applications for a Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Digital Media. The appointee will be in charge of the Multimedia Innovation
Centre (MIC) at the School. MIC is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to research, teaching, training, and outreach activities in the areas of Digital Media, Entertainment
Technology, and Video Games. MIC's mission is to advance understanding in the design and development of new products and services in this high-innovation area. Drawing from
the Centre’s interdisciplinary resources, the appointee will be involved in all aspects of initiating and orchestrating the development of the Centre.
The appointee will be required to (a) oversee the mission, staffing matters and budget of MIC; (b) oversee the Master of Science in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology
Programme and develop new programmes as opportunities arise; (c) contribute to teaching at the postgraduate and/or undergraduate levels in the area of Digital Media; (d) network
with other institutes and experts to establish important partnerships, share information, and expand research and outreach endeavours; (e) cultivate collaboration with other
disciplines, Schools and industry partners to develop new research initiatives; and (f) provide guidance on the application of multimedia technologies and design principles to
education, research, and interdisciplinary projects.
Applicants should have (a) a relevant PhD degree plus at least five years’ teaching or relevant working experience, OR a relevant master’s degree plus at least eight years’ teaching or
relevant working experience preferably in university administration and leadership experience in the areas of Multimedia, Entertainment Technology, Digital Media Design or related
disciplines; (b) a distinguished record of professional, scholarly and/or academic activities and significant background and record in scholarship and publication in Digital Media; (c)
qualities of creativity, initiative and leadership; (d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service.
Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. The job duty requirements and expectations would be in line with the
appointed grade. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and their portfolios including copies of 10 samples of their work in hardcopy, CD or memory stick format with a brief
description of the work together with the completed application.
Remuneration and Conditions of Service
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is
subject to mutual agreement. Remuneration package will be highly competitive. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.
Please submit application form via email to
email@example.com; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong
Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help
speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm. Recruitment will continue
until the position is filled. Details of the University’ s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (
http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/mas) of the Nanyang Technological University (N TU), Singapore,
is looking to add to its tenure-track faculty at all ranks. While we encourage strong candidates from all areas of Theoretical Computer
Science to apply, we are particularly interested in the following areas:
• Computational Geometry • Discrete Algorithms • Computational Number Theory
• Network and Combinatorial Optimization • Computational Complexity
NTU is a research university, with low teaching loads, excellent facilities, ample research funding and support for conference travel.
The Division of Mathematical Sciences consists of active and talented faculty members working in a variety of areas. Its student body
includes some of the best in the region. It offers undergraduate programs in mathematical sciences and mathematics & economics,
and a graduate program awarding Masters and PhD degrees. Salary and benefits are competitive with the top universities
around the world.
We seek people with excellent achievements in both research and teaching. Interested candidates are requested to send the following
• Application Letter • Research Statement • Names of at least three referees
• Curriculum Vitae • Teaching Statement
Apart from the above faculty positions, there are also
16 three-to-five year research fellowships (from fresh post-docs to senior
research fellows) available. Applicants with a strong background in one of the areas of Coding/Cryptography and Computational
Mathematics/Image Processing/Computer Vision are encouraged to send their application letters, detailed CVs and the names/contact
emails of two references to
firstname.lastname@example.org (for Coding and Cryptography) or email@example.com
(for Computational Mathematics/Image Processing/Computer Vision). In addition, three to five postdoc positions in Algorithmic Game
Theory/Computational Social Choice are available. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, a research statement, and contact
details of at least three referees to Prof. Elkind ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
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