Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Hong Kong (HK)
22 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Full Time

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong ( is a forward-looking and intellectually vigorous university with the mission to be a first-class comprehensive research university, regionally and internationally. With a team of over 3,000 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to the PhD level in various disciplines organized under eight Faculties (namely Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science). In 2015-16, the undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments in the University’s publicly-funded programmes have reached 16,500 and 3,500 respectively.

The Faculty of Engineering ( comprises the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. The Faculty has about 300 full-time teaching and research staff, 2,300 undergraduate and 640 postgraduate research students.

The University now invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for the Deanship of the Faculty. The Dean will be a member of the University senior management team, reporting to the University Council via the Vice-Chancellor/President or the Provost. As the academic and executive head of the Faculty, the Dean will provide academic leadership and discharge administrative responsibilities in respect of academic, staff, resource (budget and space) as well as student matters. He/she will also actively engage in alumni and community relations and in extending networks.

Candidates should have an excellent academic standing appropriate for appointment at the level of a full Professor in the Faculty. They should have an appreciation of the breadth of research/educational developments in the relevant fields and the range of intellectual interests represented in the Faculty, demonstrated capability of academic leadership and strategic management in higher education institutions, a long-term vision for the development of the Faculty, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send applications/nominations under confidential cover to the Search Committee, c/o Secretary, Search Committee for the Appointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong  [fax: (852) 3942 0947; e-mail:]. All applications/nominations will be treated in strict confidence.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

Consideration of applications/nominations will continue until the post is filled. The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.