Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The Education University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1994 and attained its University title in 2016, the Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level on teacher education and complementary disciplines such as social sciences and humanities. The University aspires to further enhance its role as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational research, development and innovation, and recognized for its excellence in nurturing outstanding and caring professionals as well as the impact of scholarship. For more information about the University, please visit

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position. 

Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 

The appointee will provide dynamic and innovative leadership and management of the Faculty. He/She will foster excellence in learning and teaching, research and external relationships in accordance with the University’s vision, mission and strategic plan, and is responsible for ensuring high standards of course provision, consistent with international best practice.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in a relevant area of the Faculty, a distinguished record of research and scholarship recognized internationally, a proven record of outstanding academic leadership in tertiary institutions, including management of human and financial resources, budgeting and external networking. The appointee must demonstrate a commitment to leading research and pioneering cutting-edge developments in the relevant disciplines, and possess strong communication and networking skills to rally the support of internal and external stakeholders for the benefit of the Faculty and the University. A good knowledge of the local higher education scene as well as working experience of working in a multicultural context will be an advantage. 

For more details, please visit the Faculty’s website at

The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor / Professor or carry an equivalent status commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and hold a concurrent appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Remuneration package will be highly competitive and attractive fringe benefits will be offered. 

Applications or nominations with full curriculum vitae should be sent to the “Secretary of Strategic Recruitment Search Committee” by email to Review of applications and nominations will start from August 2017, and will continue until the post is filled. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to

All applications/nominations will be treated in strict confidence. The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to fill the position by invitation. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted. Since the incumbent may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee(s) may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police.

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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