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Dean of Division of Humanities & Social Sciences

BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC)

BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC) is located in Zhuhai, one of the most environmental-friendly cities in China, with Hong Kong to the east and Macao to the south. UIC, jointly founded by Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), is the first full-scale collaboration between academic institutions from mainland China and Hong Kong. As a liberal arts college, UIC aims to produce graduates with an international perspective, fluent in both English and Chinese, with knowledge and experience of China, Hong Kong and the world at large. UIC offers undergraduate courses with English as the medium of instruction from four academic Divisions: Business & Management, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science & Technology and Culture & Creativity. As from this academic year, UIC starts to offer Research and Taught Postgraduate Programme leading to MPhil and PhD degrees as well as taught Master awards.

UIC now invites candidates for the following position which is expected to be filled in September 2019:

Dean of Division of Humanities & Social Sciences (Ref: DHSS190108)

The Division of Humanities & Social Sciences (DHSS) at UIC explores a broad range of specializations and represents one of the most dynamic and challenging areas of academic inquiry. The division degree programmes collectively explore both aesthetic and artistic concerns of the human spirit as well as the efforts of individuals, groups, organizations and institutions to improve the general welfare of all members of society. DHSS is offering six undergraduate degree programmes in Applied Translation Studies, English Language & Literature Studies, Government & International Relations, International Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, Social Work & Social Administration and one MA programme in Communication.

The appointee should be a visionary leader and distinguished scholar, who is eligible for faculty appointment as a full professor, preferably in one or more of the Division’s teaching fields (Language/Literature, Communication, and Sociology/Social Work). S/he reports to the President/Vice-President (Academic Affairs) and is a key member of the Senior Management Team of the College, contributing to the advancement of UIC. S/he is required to provide effective academic leadership for: (1) execution of all divisional initiatives and planning; (2) facilitation of academic and administrative development by providing effective guidance in all aspects of the Division’s academic programmes, research endeavors, and community outreach activities.

The candidate should have a PhD degree with substantial managerial and leadership experience with broad vision and strategic foresight as well as a strong commitment to the promotion and implementation of liberal arts education. It is highly preferred that the candidates are familiar with the education system in Mainland China and bilingual in both English and Chinese.

Appointment Terms

Appointment to this position will initially be made on a fixed-term contract of two or three years. Commencing salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits include housing allowance (applicable to Assistant Professor and above), leave and medical insurance. Continuation of appointment beyond the initial term will be subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedures

Please send your application by emailing to Application should include a curriculum vitae and a completed “Job Application Form” which can be downloaded from Please indicate the position being applied for, including the field of expertise, level and reference number. The College reserves the right not to fill this position, or to extend the search until suitable candidate is identified or to make an appointment by invitation. 

BNU-HKBU United International College will be proudly exhibiting at Careers in Asia 2019, an inaugural event hosted by The event will take place at Savoy Place, The Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) prestigious London home on Saturday, 22 June 2019.

If you’re interested in exploring your opportunities for a new role, professional collaborations, visiting scholar and research opportunities, or you’d like to connect with representatives from BNU-HKBU United International College, please visit, where you can register to attend Careers in Asia 2019 and make an appointment to meet with BNU-HKBU United International College at our event. We hope to see you there!

Location: Zhuhai - China
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd March 2019
Expires: 22nd May 2019
Job Ref: DHSS190108
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