Dean of the Faculty of Science

Hong Kong (HK)
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dean of the Faculty of Science

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 2016-17, the undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments in the University’s publicly-funded programmes have reached 16,600 and 3,500 respectively.

The Faculty of Science ( comprises the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, and the School of Life Sciences, and also offers a number of multidisciplinary and interfaculty programmes.  The Faculty has about 360 full-time teaching and research staff, over 2,500 undergraduate students and more than 500 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 for the Dean of the Faculty of Science, c/o Secretary, Search Committee for the Appointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, 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.

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post need not re-apply in this instance.

Consideration of applications/nominations will continue until the post is filled.

The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.