Director, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, CUHK Business School

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Kenny Mak

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. As a top university in Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The education experience here is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. The eight Faculties (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science) offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

CUHK undertakes a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas, and strives to provide scope for all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry. The University’s insistence on the highest standards of research has won it an enviable research reputation. The University also has an excellent record of published research, both in discipline-specific journals and in more high-profile publications. CUHK has been ranked 45th in the recently announced Times Higher Education World University rankings 2023. Its ranking has risen for three consecutive years, and this is the seventh consecutive year that is has been ranked among the world’s top 100.


CUHK Business School (Faculty of Business Administration)

The CUHK Business School is a pioneer in business education in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in Hong Kong in 1963, the CUHK Business School has gained world recognition of nurturing business leaders with immense contributions in Asia Pacific region. The Business School comprises two schools – Accountancy and Hotel & Tourism Management; and four departments – Finance, Decision Sciences & Managerial Economics, Management, and Marketing.

The Business School has been offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (DBA, MBA, MSc, MAcc, EMBA, MPhil, PhD) with over 4,600 students, as well as executive education. It has one of the most extensive alumni networks in the region, with over 40,000 alumni around the world. 


School of Hotel & Tourism Management

The School of Hotel & Tourism Management (SHTM) is an integral part of the CUHK Business School. It was established in 1998 in view of the growing significance of the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and Asia. The SHTM’s mission is to develop leaders for the hospitality and real estate industries through a broad-based business education. It now comprises a dynamic group of academic and professional teaching staff members supported by a team of teaching, research and administrative support staff as well as a food and beverage team.

The SHTM offers programmes at different levels to nurture future leaders for the hospitality and real estate industries.  The following is a list of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:

  • BBA in Hospitality and Real Estate
  • MSc in Real Estate
  • MPhil-PhD in Business Administration

The CUHK Business School now seeks to appoint a Director of School of Hotel & Tourism Management.

Reporting to Dean of Business Administration, the Director will serve as a key member of the Business School’s leadership team and will have overall responsibility for academic leadership and administration in the SHTM.

The ideal candidate should be a visionary and collaborative leader who excels at enhancing the quality and reputation of SHTM’s academic programmes and research, and strengthening connection with business communities, and should have:

  • a strong track record of scholarly eminence in the area of hospitality and/or real estate and demonstrate commitment to research and teaching excellence;
  • a doctoral degree in hospitality, real estate or other related business disciplines;
  • strong record of teaching and research experiences in a research university or other tertiary institutions;
  • administrative experiences in previous tertiary institutions and/or companies with strong communication and networking skills;
  • an international outlook as well as regional knowledge; and
  • strong established networks in hospitality and real estate industries.

Previous studying/working experiences outside Hong Kong are highly valued.

Appointment of Directorship will be made on fixed terms basis for three years and subject to renewal, as appropriate. An academic appointment will also be made either on substantive rank (with tenure) or fixed terms concurrently.


How to Apply

Applications should include the following:

  • a cover letter
  • a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications
  • any other relevant supporting documents

Completed applications should be uploaded via this page.

Review of applications will begin in December 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.  Shortlisted candidates may be invited for informal discussions, on campus visits and interviews subsequently, as appropriate.


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