Director of Human Resources Office

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China

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Role Managed by:

Kieran Pollentine

Research Associate

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f: 852-3180-9399


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 31/08/2022

About The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK (SZ)) is a research-intensive university with an international outlook, and roots in the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Located in Longgang District of Shenzhen, CUHK (SZ) was established in 2014 as a Mainland-Hong Kong joint venture collaboration with generous support from the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The mission of CUHK (SZ) is to advance the creation, preservation, application and dissemination of knowledge through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service in a diverse range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, China as a whole, and the wider world community.

CUHK (SZ) currently offers a broad spectrum of courses in its six Schools, including the School of Management and Economics; the School of Science and Engineering; the School of Humanities and Social Science; the School of Data Science; the School of Medicine (inclusive of a School of Life and Health Sciences); and the School of Music. To date, more than 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students are studying at CUHK (SZ); over time, enrollment will grow to 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students recruited from within China and overseas. English is the main medium of course instruction, and graduates are awarded CUHK degrees. The majority of the first four cohorts of graduates have proceeded to graduate studies abroad and those pursuing professional development are highly successful.

Further information about CUHK(SZ) may be found online at


Human Resources Office


The University is committed to providing top-quality higher education that features an integration of the East and the West and fostering an enriching research environment. It is CUHK-Shenzhen’s mission to cultivate innovative talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural traditions and social responsibilities. The Human Resources Office is committed to support the University’s core values and initiatives to achieve its missions, the HRO team currently comprising 25 members.


Appointment of the Director of Human Resources Office


The Position

Reporting to the Vice President (Administration) and the President, the Director of Human Resources Office will lead, formulate and implement the University’s human resources policies and development strategies to align with the University’s mission and goals.


Key duties and responsibilities

  • take a proactive role in partnering with the senior management and academic leaders in driving human resources initiatives to strengthen the University’s capacity to attract, develop and retain the best talents
  • foster a performance and continuous learning culture, and facilitate faculty and staff success, and in planning and development of the University’s manpower resources towards achieving the University’s strategic goals effectively
  • direct the Human Resources Office of the University to provide a full range of HR functions congruent with a growing university of an international outlook
  •  serve on or is the secretary of a number of University committees.


Qualifications and requirements

  • a good University degree and preferably a postgraduate/professional qualification
  • substantial all-round human resources experience at a senior level in a sizable organization preferably in a local or overseas tertiary institution or public organization
  • be acquainted with the best practices in human resources management, preferably those on the Mainland and the mainland academic community
  • proven track record in driving human resources initiatives and innovative HRM solutions
  • an understanding of the culture and values of international research universities
  • experience in and understanding of talent policies and HR management with high proficiency with PRC employment laws and relevant legal and regulatory requirements
  • possess outstanding interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate effectively at all levels and across cultures
  • excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese. 


Salary and benefits

Appointment to the position will normally be on a three-year contract initially, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including leave, medical insurance, and accommodation at nominal rental will be provided where applicable.


How to apply

Applications should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-to-date CV
  • any other relevant supporting documents

Completed applications should be uploaded via this page.

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