Assistant Professor in Photography/Screen Media Production

Updated: 4 months ago

Location: Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 16th January 2023

The Design and Creative Industries Programme (DCI) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is seeking a highly qualified person in the field of Photography / Screen Media Production to join our team.  

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is emerging as one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia. It was established in 1985 and since then it has seen an increase in the number of graduates, the introduction of new academic programmes, the enhancement of infrastructure and the development of graduate studies. UBD envisions to be recognized as one of top 50 universities in Asia by virtue of its research, innovations, academic talent, education, infrastructure, and internationalization. Driven by its goal, the university offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative curricula, and favourable environments to provide holistic learning, teaching, and research opportunities for its students and academic personnel.  

Over the last few years DCI has successfully organised several cultural and creative industries events, such as the Brunei Design Week 2020, six editions of the PRISM Short Film Festival, and the Spectrum DCI Graduation Exhibition, an annual event lead by final year DCI major students.  

FASS invites applications for a new faculty position in Photography / Screen Media Production.  

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in a related area or equivalent and will be expected to actively contribute to teaching, research and/or consultancy in photography and media production as well as other related areas; broker student engagement opportunities; and take responsibility for ensuring media parts of the curriculum remain aligned with industry practice. He/she will be expected to demonstrate broad industry-standard expertise across a range of practice areas photography, film and screen production, scriptwriting. 

Apart from a strong publication record in relevant fields, candidates need to demonstrate a strong portfolio of practice-based creative work and must also possess a background in creative practice or industry.  

Additional anticipated skills and experience include: 

  • Able to generate and develop funding and relationships with industry and the local community;
  • Able to form collaborations and partnerships with other faculties and institutes, such as the sciences and health and business;
  • Able to work collegially and collaboratively with faculty and staff;
  • Able to lead and assist in the development of the media production lab and studio. 

Applicants are encouraged to share web links to their personal and teaching portfolios.  

For more information about the Design and Creative Industries Programme and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences please refer to:  or contact Dr Rui Oliveira Lopes at

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