Dean of Faculty of Medicine

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Role Managed by:

Bing Han


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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 ( 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. CUHK faculty members and students hail from all around the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network.  With a team of over 3,400 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to the PhD level in various disciplines organized under eight Faculties (namely Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science).  In 2020-2021, the undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments in the University’s publicly funded programmes have reached over 17,300 and 3,900 respectively.


The Faculty of Medicine has excelled in its teaching, clinical practice and research and advancement of health sciences since its establishment in 1981 at the University.  The Faculty is highly globally ranked (QS 2023 World University Rankings – Medicine: 29th globally, 1st in Hong Kong, and 2nd in Asia) and a recognized leader in public health services, as well as the home of many groundbreaking biomedical discoveries and surgical innovations.  Students receive first-class comprehensive training by means of seven bachelor's and various postgraduate programmes offered by 19 teaching departments/schools/units.  The Faculty offers a rigorous MBChB programme which is supported by a team of over 1,200 full-time teaching and research staff and is built upon a SMART (Student-centered, Mentorship-based, Assured knowledge acquisition, Robust clinical teaching, and Teaching ethics and professionalism) curriculum, that emphasizes a personalized curriculum designed to empower students. Additional paramedical education programmes include those in the Nethersole School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and the School of Chinese Medicine. All students receive hands-on clinical training at the University's teaching hospital, the Prince of Wales Hospital (a major regional public hospital managed by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority), as well as the CUHK Medical Centre (a CUHK-owned non-profit hospital) and CUHK Medical Clinics. The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes spanning from epidemiology to global health, and providing training and research in evidence-based promotion of population health, primary care and family medicine. The School of Biomedical Sciences offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that combine basic biomedical research in areas that include cancer biology, developmental and regenerative biology, and neural, vascular and metabolic biology, and practical experience in clinical, pharmaceutical and healthcare settings. To date, the MBChB, paramedical, public health and biomedical education programmes represent an undergraduate and research postgraduate enrolment of over 3,400 and 2,800, respectively. Detailed information on the Faculty is available at


The Faculty of Medicine is closely connected to the CUHK Medical Centre (CUHKMC), a non-profit, private teaching hospital wholly owned by CUHK that provides a nurturing ground for medical students and healthcare providers. CUHKMC is dedicated to offering quality healthcare service at affordable and transparent package prices to bridge the service gap between the private and public healthcare systems in Hong Kong. 


The Role

The Faculty Dean will be a member of the University senior management team, reporting to the Vice-Chancellor/President and the Provost, and the University Council.  As the academic and executive head of the Faculty, the Dean will provide leadership by developing the vision and mission of the Faculty, and discharge administrative responsibilities with respect to academic, staff, resource (budget, fund-raising and space), as well as educational programmes and activities.  He/she will also actively engage in alumni and community relations and in extending educational and research networks and collaborations with regional, in particular the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and global partner institutions.


Candidates should have an excellent academic standing appropriate for appointment at the level of a full Professor in the Faculty.  They should have an appreciation of the breadth of research/educational developments in the relevant fields and the range of intellectual interests represented in the Faculty, demonstrated capability of academic leadership and strategic management in higher education institutions, a multi-disciplinary long-term vision for the development of the Faculty, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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.

The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. All enquiries, applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence. 

Consideration of applications/nominations will begin in April 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.


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