City University of Hong Kong
Dean of School of Law (Ref. B/900/49)

Worldwide Search for Talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talent and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, law, creative media, energy, environment, and other strategic growth areas. Applications and nominations are invited for a Dean of School of Law [Ref. B/900/49].

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The School of Law aspires to be an internationally-renowned centre for research and teaching in law in the Asia-Pacific region. The mission of the School is to provide students with an excellent education and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. Through cooperation with other law schools and professional organizations, the School aims to foster an environment in which both students and staff develop and use their legal knowledge, professional skills and expertise for the benefit of the entire Hong Kong community. The School offers a broad range of degree programs: LLB, JD, LLMArbDR, LLM, JSD, MPhil, PhD and PCLL.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will provide visionary, strategic leadership for the School, in alignment with the vision, mission and Strategic Plan of the University. In collaboration with the faculty and other units, the Dean will advance the School's academic excellence in research and professional education, and further its international standing.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The individual will possess a higher, preferably doctorate, degree and have strong academic and professional qualifications, a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship, and substantial relevant experience in academic leadership roles; the vision and capability to build on and expand the School's strengths; outstanding management effectiveness; commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork; and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the School and the University.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The deanship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of three years, and renewable for another three years subject to mutual agreement. Remuneration package will be attractive and driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information on the post and the University is available at, or from:

The Human Resources Office
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311

Please send the nomination or application with a current curriculum vitae and a statement on suitability and vision to serve as Dean to:

The Human Resources Office
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

or e-mail to

Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope. Applications and nominations received before 31 December 2012 will receive full consideration. The University reserves the right not to fill the position. Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the University's personal data policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

City University of Hong Kong was ranked the 95th among the world's top universities and the 12th in Asia according to the Quacquarelli Symonds 2012 surveys.

Posted 11/11/12