Vice President (Education)

Hong Kong (HK)
Jan 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Sep 01, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


Vice President (Education) (Ref. PolyU-VPEDU)

The Institution

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) pledges Opening MindsShaping the Future as its promise for education and research.  With more than 80 years of history, the University has evolved alongside the development of Hong Kong, the nation and the world, through its educational programmes for the nurturing of professional talents and impactful research and innovations.  Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by QS World University Rankings, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes up to doctoral level in eight state-of-the-art faculties and schools.  We strive to create knowledge, address societal needs and benefit mankind. 

The University is now inviting applications and nominations for the post of Vice President (Education).  This appointment will be made on either a substantive basis or a concurrent basis for a fixed term.  Reporting to the Deputy President and Provost, the appointee will be a member of the senior management team responsible for the planning and development of teaching and learning initiatives of the University.

Job Functions

The appointee will be required to:

(a) play a key role in formulating and implementing Planning Exercise Proposals in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan;

(b) lead the development and enhancement of academic programmes, including curriculum and pedagogical development, and related academic supportive functions of the University;  

(c) develop and execute institutional policies and plans for academic quality assurance and for the pursuit of educational excellence;  

(d) oversee the operation of some non-academic units of the University as designated; and  

(e) perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy President and Provost or his delegate.  


Applicants should:

(a) have outstanding academic qualifications at Chair Professor level with evidence of eminent scholarship;

(b) have demonstrated capability and track records in academic planning and development especially in matters related to teaching and learning, with solid experience acquired in a senior capacity within a world leading university setting;  

(c) be a visionary and inspiring leader with a strong drive for excellent performance;

(d) have a proven track record in driving significant changes in a university setting;  

(e) have an international outlook and a good understanding of global trends and opportunities in higher education; and  

(f) have exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills to effectively collaborate with different stakeholders both internally and externally.  

Preference will be given to those with a good knowledge of the regional educational landscape.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.

Application and Nomination

Please submit applications and nominations to Mr Bing Han, Managing Partner, Perrett Laver (Email:; Tel: +852 3702 6498).

Consideration of applications and nominations will commence in early February 2020 until the position is filled.  The University reserves the right to make appointment by invitation or not to fill this position.  Applicants may visit for general information about the University.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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