Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of Hong Kong
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) seeks a visionary and dynamic academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (“Provost”).
HKU is consistently ranked amongst the world’s top universities: 21st under QS World University Rankings 2023, and world #1 most international university under Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. The University is celebrating its 111th anniversary this year with pride and an outlook for transformative breakthroughs, innovations and global impact. The next Provost will join at a time of exceptional opportunities to provide forward-looking and energetic leadership to bring HKU to its next level of educational and academic pre-eminence.
Home to ten disciplinary Faculties (Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Sciences), HKU is committed to fostering interdisciplinary exchange across diverse subject expertise to address global issues impacting humanity in the rapidly changing world. To create a hub for innovative thinking, learning, teaching, research and entrepreneurship, the University is establishing ten institutes with state-of-the-art infrastructure, dedicated to strategic research and interdisciplinary studies in the emerging fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, smart materials, quantum science and biomedical engineering, etc.
The University has also embarked on a number of ambitious infrastructure projects such as the Pokfield Campus, home to an academic-cultural-sports complex comprising a dedicated building to host the HKU Business School; the state-of-the-science transformation of the Medical Campus; new initiatives in Shenzhen; the Tech Landmark project (to be completed in 2024) which will host the ten institutes;
Reporting to the President & Vice Chancellor (“the President”), the Provost will:
The ideal candidate should possess:
Nominations and Applications
The position will be filled on a full-time, five-year contract basis with the possibility of renewal. HKU has retained Perrett Laver, an executive search firm, to assist with this important search. For more information, to submit a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit the link below. Review of nominations and applications will continue until the post is filled.
How to Apply
Applications should include the following:
Completed applications should be uploaded via this page.
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