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Dean, College of Science

City University of Hong Kong has a vacancy for Dean of its College of Science

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 30 Mar 2021
  • Hong Kong | City University of Hong Kong (CITYU), Department of Physics
  • Date posted: 25 Feb 2021
  • Job type: Academic: faculty

Worldwide search for talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. The university has nine Colleges/Schools. As part of its pursuit of excellence, the university aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences.  

Applications and nominations are invited for: Dean, College of Science [Ref. A/484/09].

The position

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will provide visionary leadership for the College, in alignment with the mission and Strategic Plan of the university. In collaboration with the College’s faculty and other academic units, the Dean will advance the College’s academic excellence in research and professional education, and further its international standing.

The person

A doctoral degree with strong academic and professional qualifications, a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship, and substantial relevant experience in academic leadership roles; the vision and capability to build on and expand the College’s strengths; outstanding management effectiveness; commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork; and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the College.

Salary and conditions of service

The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The deanship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of about three years. An attractive remuneration package, driven by market competitiveness and individual performance, will be offered. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).

Information and application

Further information on the post and the university is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (e-mail: 2788 1154 or 3442 0311). 

To apply, please submit an online application at, and include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of qualifications, and vision statement for the Dean’s role. Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office, or by e-mail to The screening process will continue until the position is filled. The university’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 48th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); 1st in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).


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