Head of Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health [Ref. C/695/09]

83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Friday, 16 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 August 2021
[Ref. C/695/09]
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Head of Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health [Ref. C/695/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education.As a publicly funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has nine Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences. 

Applications and nominations are invited for the above post:

The Position

Reporting to the Provost through the Dean of College of Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, the Head of Department will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and professional education for the Department.  The Head will encourage and promote academic excellence, and steer the Department to enhance the mission and vision of the University in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan.

The Person

We are looking for an individual who holds a veterinary degree and a doctorate (Ph.D.) and has demonstrated leadership skills, and a distinguished record in teaching, research and scholarship, and service. The person should have demonstrated outstanding management effectiveness in a veterinary academic environment, and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the Department.  Candidates from non-veterinary backgrounds but with a track record in one of the focus areas (Comparative Medicine, Animal Welfare, Infectious Diseases, Public Health) will also be considered.

Post Specification

Salary and Conditions of Service

The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The headship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of about three years.  Remuneration package will be attractive and driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at

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Worldwide recognition ranking #48, and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); #1 in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and #1 Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2019).

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