Dean of the Faculty of Social Science
Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk) is a forward-looking and intellectually vigorous university with the mission to be a first-class comprehensive research university, regionally and internationally. With a team of over 2,790 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to PhD level in various disciplines organized under eight Faculties (namely Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science). In 2012-13, the undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments in the University’s publicly-funded programmes have reached 15,300 and 3,380 respectively.
The Faculty of Social Science (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ssc/) comprises the Departments of Economics, Geography & Resource Management, Government & Public Administration, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology, as well as the Schools of Architecture and Journalism & Communication. With a team of 250 full-time teaching and research staff, the Faculty offers diverse programmes to 2,240 undergraduate and around 400 research postgraduate students. Faculty members commit themselves to basic research in the social sciences as well as applied research on extensive cross-regional and local concerns.
The University now invites applications and nominations of qualified candidates for the Deanship of the Faculty. The Dean will be a member of the University senior management team, reporting to the University Council via the Vice-Chancellor/President or the Provost. As the academic and executive head of the Faculty, the Dean will provide academic leadership and discharge administrative responsibilities in respect of academic, staff, resource (budget and space) as well as student matters. He/she will also actively engage in alumni and community relations and in extending networks.
Candidates should have an excellent academic standing appropriate for appointment at the Professorial level in one of the Departments / Schools in the Faculty of Social Science. They should have a broad-based understanding of the range of intellectual interests represented in the Faculty, an insight into their social relevance, and a long-term vision for the development of the Faculty. They should have held positions requiring leadership and strategic management experience in higher education institutions. They should have effective interpersonal and communication skills. A good understanding of Chinese societies while maintaining a global perspective will be an advantage but not a precondition for this appointment.
Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please send applications/nominations under confidential cover to the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, c/o Provost’s Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong [fax: (852) 3943 1462; e-mail: SSc-Deanship-SC@cuhk.edu.hk]. All applications/nominations will be treated in strict confidence. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.
Consideration of applications/nominations will begin in October 2013 and will continue until the post is filled. The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.