Dean of Science

Dean of Science

Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
10-50 years
Not Specified

Job Description


DEAN OF SCIENCE (PR0006/20-21)
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is looking for a distinguished, innovative and dynamic scholar to lead the Faculty of Science.
The University
Founded in 1956, HKBU strives to become a world-class research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic and research excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. The University's ambitious 10-year Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-28 sets the research direction to transform HKBU into a reputed international powerhouse for research and teaching excellence.
The University currently has an academic and teaching staff strength of about 1,000 and a student population of over 11,000. We offer a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Arts, Business, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, and Continuing Education.
Beyond Hong Kong, the University has the United International College in Zhuhai, which is a joint campus with Beijing Normal University, as well as research centres in other parts of mainland China, including the Institute of Research and Continuing Education in Shenzhen.
The Faculty
The Faculty comprises five academic departments (viz. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics), and it offers educational programmes that are relevant to the needs of Hong Kong and the wider region.
A Partner State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis (a highly prestigious and specialised laboratory generously funded at a national level) and other specialised research centres have been established in the Faculty to facilitate research activities at the University and provide consultancy to the community.
The Faculty has a total of over 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and 100 full-time faculty members. It has benefitted from the University's Talent100+ initiative, and will continue to do so. Talent100+ is a bold component of our Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028, and it aims to drive forward the University's research and teaching ambitions by recruiting more than 100 new academic staff globally by the end of 2022. For more details about Talent100+, please visit .
The Role
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean oversees and leads the Faculty in delivering its teaching and research initiatives, in nurturing its students and young scholars, in facilitating interdisciplinary research, and in engaging with local and international communities. The Dean is expected to lead the strategic development of the Faculty to contribute significantly to the University's determination to become an institution of global standing.
The Person
The appointee should be a visionary leader and distinguished scholar who will steer the development of the Faculty, provide effective leadership, inspire excellence and ensure the highest academic standards in teaching and research. The successful applicant will foster strong academic partnerships and collaborations internally and externally through joint projects and new initiatives. He/she will also be responsible for planning and monitoring both financial and human resources in the Faculty, and leading the Faculty in the solicitation of research grants. The appointee will work closely with senior management of the University and other Deans of Faculties/Schools in planning the strategic development and setting the overall direction of the University. While the Deanship position will demand significant time commitment to administrative duties, it is expected that the appointee will hold a concurrent academic appointment in the Faculty and contribute to teaching, research, and other scholarly activities.
He/she should have a proven successful track record of academic leadership in instigating changes and an ability to administer a large academic unit. Excellent organisational, leadership and communication skills are necessary.
Appointment Terms:
The appointment will normally be made on a three-year term and it is renewable subject to review and mutual agreement. We offer an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and excellent benefits.
Application/Nomination Procedures:
Interested parties are invited to send their applications or nominations to Heidrick & Struggles at . More information about the University can be found at . Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at .
The information provided by applicants will be used solely for the purposes of considering their applications and all personal data provided will be kept confidential. Review of applications/nominations will begin immediately until the position is filled.
The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to make an appointment by invitation, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

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