Academic Registrar

Hong Kong Island (HK)
15 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) aims to be a leading research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. HKBU has a student population of around 11,000 and a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level. Beyond Hong Kong, the University has a joint campus with Beijing Normal University running a unique liberal arts college in Zhuhai, the United International College, as well as research centres in other parts of China. Further information about the University can be found on the website at http://www.hkbu.edu.hk.


The Academic Registry (AR) is one of the key units in supporting the University's mission by providing a variety of professional services to the stakeholders and the community at large. The various Sections in AR (namely Academic Affairs Section, Academic Quality Support Section, Admissions Office and Undergraduate Studies Section) offer a wide range of support and services to prospective students, students, graduates, staff members and the public, covering admissions of quality students, academic quality assurance, scheduling of classes and examinations, student record services and administrative support to Senate and its Committees.

The University is looking for a visionary, strategic, dynamic and innovative leader to assume the position of Academic Registrar.

Academic Registrar (PR0201/21-22)

Reporting to the Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), the Registrar assumes a leading role in the planning and development of academic strategies/policies, upholding the educational quality and standard of the University undergraduate programmes, and the student experience in the University.  As a University’s representative, the Registrar interacts with external bodies on academic and quality matters, student information, and recruitment and admission of undergraduate students.  As the Head of the Academic Registry, he/she provides dynamic leadership of over 50 staff in delivering various functions including student admission and registration, academic quality assurance, academic records and systems, undergraduate studies administration, examinations and timetabling, organisation of official ceremonies such as the commencement and honorary degree conferment ceremony; and the use of technologies to improve these functions.  As the Secretary and Member of the Senate, as well as a member/chairperson of various standing committees under the Senate, the Registrar has a wide remit in leading and contributing to the overall development, review, and implementation of academic policies, regulations, and procedures at the University, as well as preparation of submissions to the University Grants Committee or other relevant bodies. The Registrar also provides advice to faculties and students on matters related to academic regulations and policies. 

Applicants should possess a higher degree with extensive relevant experience and a track record of strategic leadership and preferably operational delivery in academic administration of higher education learning, outstanding communication skills with an excellent command of verbal and written English and Chinese (including Putonghua), demonstrated abilities to deliver solutions and effect changes, and to build effective relations with internal and external stakeholders.  He/She should also be self-motivated, a person of high integrity and be able to clearly identify with the mission/vision of the University.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures

Hong Kong Baptist University is being represented by Asianet Consultants in this search. Please submit applications or nominations on or before 12 November 2021 to Mr. Peter Liu, Managing Director, Asianet Consultants at hkbu-ar@asianetconsultants.com. For enquiries, please contact Mr. Peter Liu at (852) 2530 0137.

Review of applications/nominations will begin in mid-November 2021 until the position is filled. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.