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In a city renowned for its international outlook and connectivity, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts plays a unique and influential role in developing future generations of performing artists that include performers, practitioners, designers and technicians. The Academy’s six Schools: Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film & Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts create a vibrant centre of practice, production, teaching and practice-as-research. Its outstanding reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, including some of the most respected professionals in their disciplines, the Academy is committed to the training of future world-class performers and practitioners. The Academy is ranked number 1 in Asia and number 10 in the World for Performing Arts by the QS Rankings.

Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Head of Curriculum Development will be working with the Head of Project Management as part of a Projects and Curriculum team that will manage the suite of projects and academic programmes in the School of Chinese Opera consisting of Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Chinese Opera.

The postholder will be responsible for the development of new curricula at pre-tertiary and post-secondary levels.  Following the recent successful re-accreditation of programmes in the School of Chinese Opera by the HKCAAVQ, the postholder is expected to assume responsibility over all aspects of academic administration in the School, oversee effective implementation of teaching, learning and assessment across programmes, support academic staff in their teaching and professional development as performing arts educators, and engage in other academic development works within the School to promote the advancement of Cantonese Opera.  The postholder will work closely with other senior academic staff and chair the School Teaching and Learning Committee.  He/she will report to the Dean of the School and take up any other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Applicants should have:
The successful candidate should possess a higher degree, preferably a doctorate, and have had teaching and programme management experience in higher education in HK.  He/she should possess the following attributes:

● A strong academic background in arts, humanities, creative or performing arts disciplines with an appropriate qualification, preferably at higher degree level.
● At least five years of experience in teaching and programme management at postsecondary/tertiary level.
● Solid knowledge of Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, quality assurance procedures and academic accreditation of programmes.
● Track record of developing assessment criteria, rubrics, grading schemes, and other assessment tools.
● Demonstrated record of teaching practice, coaching and developing the team of practitioners in adopting effective teaching and learning strategies.
● Team player with a high level of communicative competence and writing skills in English and Chinese (including Putonghua).
● Enthusiastic in advancing the study of Cantonese Opera within and beyond Hong Kong.
● Experience in Practice-as-Research and Academic Advising activities would be an advantage.

Appointment will be on a two-year contract with possibility of renewal.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits. Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.  Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


To apply, please complete an Application Form (click here)  and submit together with a covering letter, curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications, to the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email ( on or before 25 February 2023.  Please quote reference code 'H(CD-CO)' in the Application Form.


Failure to submit a complete application form will not be considered.


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