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job opportunity

A faculty position for a researcher with expertise in computer music
is potentially among 10 positions being added in the Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology Department of Computer Science.
The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in CS or Electrical
Engineering, but candidates with a Masters in CS or EE with a
doctorate in Music Technology will also be considered (the person
should be able to teach classes like computer fundamentals,
introductory programming, programming languages, and operating
systems to help the CS department with its core classes). The general
call for applicants is included below.

Of course research in computer music is the main criteria, and all
areas of computer music research will be considered. While
applications should go directly to the department head, specific
computer music enquiries can be made to:

Andrew Horner
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
phone:  (852) 358-6998
fax:    (852) 358-1477
email:  horner@cs.ust.hk

home phone: (852) 335-0558
NeXTmail welcome

The growing computer music lab shares 2 NeXT and 8 SGI computers
(with standard recording and MIDI equipment) with the graphics
research group in the GAME (Graphics and Music Experiment) Room.


                       Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science will have at least 10 faculty
positions open AT ALL LEVELS for the 1994-95 academic year.
Applications for senior-level positions are particularly solicited.
The department began its first classes in October, 1991.  It
currently has 35 faculty members recruited from major universities
and research institutions around the world and 400 undergraduate and
70 postgraduate students.

We have active research groups in the areas of artificial
intelligence, computer engineering, data and knowledge base
management, software technology, graphics, computer music, and
theoretical computer science.  We are looking for new faculty with
research interests in these areas as well as in the areas of Chinese
(or multi-lingual) computing, natural language processing, neural
networks, and robotics.  Research funding is available through
government agencies and industry-sponsored research institutes at the
university, such as the Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information
Technology and the Sino Software Research Centre.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a
publicly-funded research university.  It has Schools of Science,
Engineering, Business & Management, and Humanities and Social
Science.  It is located on a new, well-equipped coastal campus
overlooking the spectacular Clear Water Bay. Students admitted to the
department rank among the top 10% of Hong Kong's secondary school
graduates.  The medium of instruction is English.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Initial appointments will
normally be on a three-year contract which is renewable subject to
mutual agreement.  A gratuity of an amount equal to 25% of the total
basic salary received will be payable upon contract completion.
Shorter-term visiting positions are also available for senior

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. and high potential in teaching
and research.  Senior applicants must have exceptional research
records. Applications/nominations should be sent with a curriculum
vitae together with names of at least three references to:

                    Prof. Vincent Y. Shen, Head
                    Department of Computer Science
                    The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
                    Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
                    HONG KONG

                    Fax No.   :    (852) 358-2679
                    E-mail    :    shen@cs.ust.hk

Applications will be evaluated immediately upon receipt.  Maximum
consideration will be given to applications received by December 31,