Three Vacancies at Hong Kong Shue Yan University

The new Arts, Culture and Technology (ACT) Programme of the Department of Sociology is inviting applications for fulltime Assistant or Associate Professor (3 positions) to start in September 2023 or January 2024. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should have a master or doctoral degree and demonstrate the ability to effectively teach at the undergraduate level while pursuing an active research agenda.

Candidates will be expected to make contributions to teaching and research in one of the following broad fields of specialization:

  1. Digital Technology/3D Imaging (Master/PhD in Computer Engineering, 3D Imaging, VR/AR, Photogrammetry, or relevant disciplines preferred). The candidate will be expected to teach courses in 3D data acquisition and processing, which may include Terrestrial LiDAR scanning, Drone surveys, 3D closerange photogrammetry techniques and immersive applications (e.g., Unity, Unreal and Blender). Candidates with experience in the application of 3D imaging technology to the art, culture and heritage sectors will have an advantage.
  2. Arts Administration (PhD in Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, Art History, Sociology, Anthropology, or relevant disciplines preferred). The candidate will be expected to teach courses in arts administration and management, arts marketing and cultural policy.
  3. Digital Heritage/Geographic Information System (GIS) (PhD in Heritage Studies, Digital Humanities, Geography, History, Sociology, Anthropology, or relevant disciplines preferred). The candidate will be expected to teach courses in digital heritage, GIS, digital documentation and digital research methods.

The new programme in Arts, Culture and Technology seeks to bridge knowledge of arts and culture with digital innovation. It delves into the dynamics of how arts, culture and technology impact society, and vice versa. Faculty of the new programme are expected to take an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, and should be
adept at navigating the disruptive effects of digital technology in the arts and culture sector and related industries.

The new programme dovetails with Hong Kong Shue Yan University’s strategic plan to “reinvent liberal arts education for the Digital Era”. Leveraging on the University’s strength as a liberal arts university, the new programme will enhance new capacities in teaching and research related to digital humanities and social sciences.

Preference will be given to applicants who have at least two years of teaching experience and a good track record in research and publication. Proficiency in English is required, while proficiency in Chinese will be an advantage.

Applications should be addressed to: Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, 10 Wai Tsui Crescent, North Point, Hong Kong; or via email to It should include: (1) cover letter; (2) complete CV including list of research projects and publications; (3) Teaching Statement (250 words); (4) Research Statement (250 words); (5) two representative publications; and (6) three references to be sent by the referees directly to the University.

For further information about the University and the Department of Sociology, please visit For information on the ACT programme, please visit For enquiries, please send email to

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on 30 June 2023 and continue until 30 July 2023 or when the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Personal data received will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only.