Dean of Science

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University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Role Managed by:

Kieran Pollentine

Research Associate

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Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The University of Hong Kong invites applications and nominations for appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Science.

Ranked world #1 most internationalized university in 2019, and 22nd among the world’s top universities by QS in 2020, the University is a leading university in Asia with 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 7,000 academic, academic-related and administrative staff.

The Faculty of Science enjoys a strong international reputation and is consistently ranked in the top 50 in the world and top 5 in Asia. It comprises one School and five Departments, and currently has over 3,300 students and about 200 academic staff members. The Faculty is home to top-notch researchers, leading five Area of Excellence projects and one State Key Laboratory. For further details about the Faculty, please visit here.

As the University is determined to elevate the Science Faculty to its next level of excellence, and capitalizing on the vibrant prospects presented in the Greater Bay Area for the pursuit of frontier sciences with promising investment of funding and world-class national scientific facilities, the Deanship provides a unique opportunity for aspiring academic leaders to make a global impact.

The Dean will provide academic and strategic leadership to the Faculty, with a clear vision. He/She will be responsible for furthering the Faculty's mission, including advancing the frontiers of science, promoting excellence in teaching and learning, fostering academic collaboration with local and international institutions, ensuring recruitment of academic staff of the highest quality, and enhancing the visibility of the Faculty globally. The position carries the status and title of Professor.

The Dean is expected to possess distinguished academic credentials, with internationally acclaimed research achievements. He/She should preferably have administrative experiences. The successful candidate would also possess outstanding leadership, interpersonal, communication and team-building skills, and have demonstrable success in fostering interdisciplinary research, fundraising, knowledge transfer, and partnership development.

Nominations, expression of interest and applications should be sent to Mr. Kieran Pollentine of Perrett Laver via this page. Review of applications and nominations will start in early 2021 and continue until the post is filled. 

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