Vice President (Academic)

Ref: 4940

Wuhan College

Wuhan, China

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Role Managed by:

Jesse Sloane


t: 00 852 3619 8214


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 07/02/2021

Established in 2003, Wuhan College is a private non-profit university in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China with a strategic vision placing strong emphasis on innovation, implementation and international impact. With the approval of  the Ministry of Education, the College offers 37 undergraduate programmes, including Software Engineering (Tencent Class) and Network Engineering (Huawei Class). The College was approved to admit international students in 2017, and currently has 13,000 full time students. More information about the College can be found here.

The founder of Wuhan College, Mr Charles Yidan Chen, is a renowned philanthropist focusing on innovation and education. Mr Chen is one of the founding partners of Tencent, the Chairman of the Tencent Charitable Foundation, and the founder of the Yidan Prize which recognizes outstanding individuals in education research and development. The current President of the College is Professor Zhongyun Li, former Party Secretary of Huazhong Agricultural University.

Wuhan College now seeks a Vice President (Academic) to lead The College’s efforts in further developing its academic vision, creating strategic plans in the areas of talent recruitment, curriculum development and program design to propel The College toward becoming one of the top tier private universities in the country.

A native level of Chinese language ability is required for this position.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Passionate about higher education;
  • High degree of familiarity with academic leadership in the higher education sector, with strong skills and abilities in the areas of management, coordination, and strategic planning;
  • PhD from a globally recognized institution;
  • Given the current strengths of Wuhan College, scholars in the areas of Economics, Management, Law, and Information technology will be highly relevant; 
  • A team player with agile and innovative thinking and a global vision;
  • Outstanding background in research with experience in managing large scaled research projects.

Priority will be given to individuals who

  • Have experience in senior management in internationally renowned universities or research institutions;
  • Well recognized academic achievements in Economics, Management, Law, and Information technology;
  • Strong background in research with experience in managing national research projects;

How to Apply

The executive search firm Perrett Laver is supporting Wuhan College in this recruitment exercise. You may apply, or download further information about the role via this page.

Initial inquiries may be directed to Dr Jesse Sloane via this page.

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