Dean of the Faculty of Law
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with expereince
Closing Date: 30/09/2018
THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Dean of the Faculty of Law
The Chinese University of Hong Kong now invites applications from and nominations of distinguished legal scholars for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law.
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. The University is home to nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 3,600 postgraduate students from around the world. As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The educational experience at CUHK is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a College system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. CUHK offers general education courses to broaden students’ perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Members of the university community undertake a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas, and the University 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. With a team of over 3,000 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to the PhD level in various disciplines across its eight Faculties (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science). Further information about CUHK may be found online at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk.
The Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most successful law schools. Since admitting its first students in 2006, it has developed as a major regional force in legal education. Amongst global law schools, the CUHK Faculty of Law is ranked 27th by the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject and 40th by the 2019 QS World University Ranking by subject. The 2014 Research Assessment Exercise by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee rated the CUHK Faculty of Law first among Hong Kong law schools, with 64% of its research ranked as "world leading" or "internationally significant". With more than 1,300 students enrolled in its programmes (LLB, LLM, JD, PCLL and MPhil/PhD), the CUHK Faculty of Law is the largest provider of legal education in Hong Kong. Further information on the Faculty is available at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/law.
Hong Kong is an international city whose legal system is rooted in the Common Law tradition. It is well placed both geographically and culturally to play a preeminent role in meeting the educational needs of the fast-growing and increasingly globalized Asia-Pacific Region. Hong Kong demands a wide knowledge base and range of skills from its lawyers, who are locally, regionally and globally engaged. The new Dean will take on these opportunities to develop innovative teaching and research structures that cater to the needs of Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific Region.
The Dean will have proven administrative and strategic leadership experience. He/she will be responsible for leading the Faculty and further strengthening its position as a globally leading law school. He/she will be a member of the University senior management team, reporting to the University Council via the Vice-Chancellor/President or the Provost.
Candidates should be legal scholars with international standing, qualified for appointment at senior professor level. They should have the requisite experience, interest and leadership qualities, including excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations
CUHK welcomes applications from and nominations of qualified candidates for the role of Dean. Applications and nominations should be sent under confidential cover to the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Law, c/o Mr. Kieran Pollentine, Perrett Laver, via email: Kieran.Pollentine@perrettlaver.com. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. All enquiries, applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence.
Considerations of applications will begin in September 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.