The University of Hong Kong
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG: Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 50 countries, and more than 1,800 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Dean of the Faculty of Law
ABOUT THE POSITION: Applications and nominations are invited for appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Law, tenable from July 1, 2013. Appointment will be made on a 5-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. The position carries the status and title of Professor. The Faculty of Law was founded in 1969 and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009. The 40 years have seen the Faculty develop into one of the leading law schools in the Asia-Pacific region. With the reunification of Hong Kong and China in 1997, the Faculty of Law occupies a uniquely strategic position as the prominent law school in the only common law jurisdiction in China. This has helped extend and develop teaching and research in areas beyond the Faculty's traditional excellence in its undergraduate common law programme, its professional legal practice programme, as well as its various taught and research postgraduate programmes. In addition to its strengths in public law, corporate and financial law, Chinese law, international economic law, intellectual property and information technology law and alternative dispute resolution, the Faculty is placing ever greater emphasis on comparative legal issues, and on the provision of common law training to top mainland scholars and students. This has enabled the Faculty to become a close partner with prestigious Chinese institutions in training scholars and practitioners for the increasingly globalised mainland economy, as well as in the development of legal education in general. The Faculty comprises two academic departments (viz. the Department of Law and the Department of Professional Legal Education), and has approximately 80 academic staff coming from over 15 jurisdictions. The Faculty has a rich and vibrant research culture and environment. In terms of student population, there are currently 600 undergraduate students, 850 taught postgraduate students and 90 research postgraduate students. For further details of the Faculty of Law, please visit the Faculty's website at http://www0.hku.hk/law
CANDIDATE PROFILE: The Dean is expected to take a strong leadership role in developing and coordinating strategic planning of the Faculty, with a view to further strengthening the position of the Faculty as one of the leading law schools internationally. He or she will also be responsible for enhancing the close ties that exist with other academic and professional organizations outside the University, locally, regionally and internationally. The Dean should have excellent academic credentials and is expected to provide academic leadership. He or she should have a proven record of high-level administrative and managerial experience, as well as management of human and financial resources, budgeting, staff recruitment, personnel issues and alumni networking. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in legal education and the future development of the Faculty.
APPLICATION AND NOMINATION: The University of Hong Kong invites applications and nominations for appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Law. Review of applications and nominations will continue until the post is filled. Interested persons are invited to submit their materials by email to the address below on or before 5 May 2012:
Heidrick and Struggles
Suite 1408 Two Pacific Place
88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2103 9347