The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The School of Science

Position ID: 2605-DS1 [#19053]
Position Title: DEAN OF SCIENCE
Position Location: HKG, Hong Kong [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2021/11/18, finished 2022/11/19)
Position Description:    

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Science.

The University

Founded in 1991, HKUST is a highly regarded international research university dedicated to the advancement of learning, research, scholarship and the education of the new generation of front-runners through strong programs in science, engineering, business & management, humanities & social science, and interdisciplinary studies.  With strong emphasis on education, research and knowledge transfer, it is a leading global University with significant impact and strong commitment in the region.  HKUST promotes diversity with an inclusive and collaborative community and the use of modern instructional methods and is dedicated to educating well-rounded students with strong entrepreneurial spirits and innovative thinking with a global outlook.  While the University is deeply rooted in Hong Kong, HKUST (GZ) is being developed in Guangzhou, Mainland China to complement the well-established disciplinary foundation at the Hong Kong campus with 4 transdisciplinary hubs and 16 thrust areas to achieve maximum synergy in education and research.  English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.  With its short history, HKUST has established a strong presence in the global higher education scene and has been ranked among the top universities by QS Universities Rankings and the Times Higher Education Supplement.

The School of Science

The School of Science is the home to five Departments/Division – Chemistry, Life Science, Mathematics, Ocean Science and Physics.  Current enrollment at the School includes over 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.  There is at present a faculty size of around 150, many of whom are leaders in their research fields with international recognition for their scientific contributions.

The Role

The Dean of Science, reporting to the Provost, is an executive as well as a faculty appointment, and a member of the senior administrative team of the University.  The appointee is expected to provide strong and dynamic leadership in effecting the academic objectives of the School through efficient management of intellectual and financial resources, including the promotion of a vibrant undergraduate and graduate educational program, relentless pursuit of a cutting-edge, innovative, disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research portfolio, as well as the nurturing of new academic partnerships and business linkages.  As part of this work the Dean will play an active role in faculty recruitment as well as in fostering diversity & inclusion, and engage in university-wide initiatives on knowledge transfer and collaboration with institutions worldwide.  The Dean of Science will also play a key coordination role in the design and development of academic programs and research facilities at HKUST (GZ) campus during its early development stage to facilitate the synergy and encourage collaboration in research and teaching between the School of Science and HKUST (GZ).

The Candidate

The appointee should have international stature in their chosen field as well as demonstrated capability and experience in academic administration in higher education.  The appointee should have a global vision and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.

Terms & Applications/Nominations

The appointment will be concurrent with a substantive professorial appointment.  The deanship will be a full-time appointment, for an initial term of 5 years, and may be renewed.  HKUST provides competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate.

Applications/nominations, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to (Attention: Mr Peter Liu).  Review of candidates will begin shortly and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information about the University and the Office of the Dean of Science is available on the websites and respectively.

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)

HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.

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