Vice President (Administration and Development)

Hong Kong (HK)
25 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Ref: 17-VP-75-THE)

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President (Administration and Development).

The University

Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has five academic units, namely the School of Arts & Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business & Administration, School of Education & Languages, School of Science & Technology, and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional & Continuing Education.  Through them, we provide full-time and part-time programmes at undergraduate, post-graduate, and sub-degree levels.

Today we have over 9,500 full-time and 10,000 part-time students in the four Schools at the OUHK with about 220 programmes of studies.  In addition, there are about 2,500 full-time/part-time students studying in our extension arm.  The OUHK spirit is a culmination of a relentless pursuit of academic excellence and a creative approach to learning and teaching.  Reaching out to our next generation and across the borders through advanced web technologies has been our principal goal in the past years.

Further information can be found on the University’s website,

The Position

The University is looking for a high calibre and charismatic leader who is visionary and resourceful in different aspects of University administration to lead and implement necessary changes in meeting and overcoming challenges ahead to take up the position.

The appointee shall report to the President for providing effective leadership and support to the University in its administration and development. This is a key management position in developing strategies and participating in major policy formulation with a view to helping the University fulfil its vision, mission and strategic objectives. The appointee will oversee six administrative Units including Educational Technology & Publishing, Facilities Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Public Affairs, and undertake major projects as required.

Besides, he/she will be responsible for the planning and development of physical facilities and technology infrastructure. He/she will also be required to serve as the Council Secretary to ensure its smooth operations, and develop networks with existing and potential partners in industry, business, academia, benefactors and donors to spearhead branding and development of the University.

The Requirements

Applicants and nominees should have a recognized degree, preferably a higher degree, and substantial relevant administrative and management experience at a senior level in the higher education sector.   Suitable candidate must possess dynamic leadership, broad vision and strategic foresight, high integrity, sound judgment, excellent interpersonal and management skills as well as high level of language proficiency both in English and Chinese including Putonghua.

Remuneration Package

The University will offer the right candidate an attractive remuneration package which includes annual leave, medical & dental benefits, contract-end gratuity and life insurance coverage.  The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed-term contract (renewal subject to mutual consent).


The Open University of Hong Kong is being represented by Asianet Consultants in this search. Please submit nominations or applications on or before 24 April 2017 to:

Mr. Peter Liu
Senior Managing Director, Asianet Consultants
Email: Tel: (852) 2530-0137

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants not contacted within eight weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.  The information collected will be used for consideration of applications and for purposes relating to the appointment. For details, please refer to the” Personal Data (Privacy) Notice for Job Applicant” published on the University’s website (

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