The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all ranks in Computational Media and Arts (CMA) for its new campus in Guangzhou (GZ). Currently offering M.Phil and Ph.D degrees, the CMA focuses on computational media and arts using emerging technologies. It promotes the interplay of media arts, technology, and research and exploits the most advanced technologies for creativity with a social impact.

Composed of faculty members and students from diverse backgrounds, such as media arts, computing, engineering, CMA is currently recruiting energetic, open-minded, creative, and hands-on students who would like to thrive pursuing high impact computational media and art-related research in an interdisciplinary academic environment.

We welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds related to computational media and arts, and those whose research and practice fall within the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Media Arts (interactive art, sonic art, music, robotic art, generative art, AI art etc.)
  • Critical media studies, media art history and theory
  • Immersive media, cinematic, narrative and performative practices
  • Augmented/virtual/mixed reality (VR, AR, XR)
  • Games and Interactive media
  • Data visualisation, computer graphics, 3D animation
  • Human-computer interaction (UX design, human-AI, human-robotics, accessibility)
  • Computational design and generative fabrication
  • Art/science research practices

Why join us?

  • Very generous salary and low tax rate.
  • On-campus luxury flat.
  • Research track staff receive sizeable research grants.
  • HKUST is ranked 34th out of the World’s Top 1300 Universities (QS 2022)
  • Exclusive access to 2,000 sq. meter brand new lab facilities with all the latest tools
  • Ample time provided for research/arts practice.
  • Many other funding opportunities in the Greater Bay area.
  • Great community of interdisciplinary, international staff & students
  • Private health insurance for staff and family.
  • Family-friendly campus and many international schools in the area.

Recruitment Criteria

Candidates from an arts background: should hold a PhD or MFA plus a notable exhibition history or portfolio with a sustained creative practice in a related area. Priority will be given to artists who are able to teach a range of skills, including digital and innovative approaches; showing an explicitly experiential, experimental and expansive outlook on media arts making; commanding a deep understanding and active practice in one or more areas in computational arts.

Candidates from a scholarly background: should hold a PhD and have demonstrated the ability to pursue high-level research in areas related to computational media arts, including critical theory, cultural studies of technology, art history, curating, criticism, media arts preserving, etc.

Candidates from a scientific background: should hold a PhD and have demonstrated the ability to pursue high-level research in some of the above areas and be able to demonstrate it with a strong publication record.

Remuneration and Benefits

HKUST(GZ) offers a highly competitive salary and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The tax rate in Hong Kong / Greater Bay Area is fixed at 15% providing further incentives to international academics to relocate to the area.
All research-track staff are granted a sizeable research grant upon joining, are given access to excellent research facilities and support. Furthermore, all staff get on campus-housing or a housing allowance as well as private health insurance for them and their family.

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted through the recruitment system:

Please submit the following documents with your application: (i) full CV; (ii) research statement; (iii) teaching statement; (iv) three most representative publications and/or art projects in PDF formats; (v) record of teaching performance (if any);  (vi) and names and contact information of three referees.

Up to three additional documents, such as a full portfolio or additional publications, can also be uploaded to the system.

Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, and will receive full consideration until positions are filled.

Please send inquiries to Please visit for more information about the Computational Media and Arts team and program.

About HKUST and the Guangzhou Campus

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Founded in 1991, HKUST is a publicly-funded research-intensive university with a founding mandate to help spur economic development in Hong Kong and the region. Within a short history of thirty years, HKUST has evolved into a world-class university enjoying a significant international and local reputation in education and research. The University celebrates its international environment and innovative culture, with special emphasis on research and postgraduate education.

HKUST(GZ) offers a unique educational environment with four cross-disciplinary hubs and 16 thrust areas. HKUST(GZ) offers superb research facilities, attracting top international faculty and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges. HKUST(GZ) is situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, which is right in the center of the Greater Bay Area, one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions in the world, neighboring Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macao.