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Head of Department of Chinese and History [Ref. C/514/09]

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’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.  The University has nine Colleges/Schools.  As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, science, veterinary medicine and life sciences. 

Applications and nominations are invited for the above post:


The Position

Reporting to the Provost through the Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Head of Department will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and professional education for the Department, and is also expected to lead the Chinese Civilisation Centre.  The Head will encourage and promote academic excellence, and steer the Department to enhance the mission and vision of the University in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan.


The Person

A doctorate degree with strong academic and professional qualifications, a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship, and substantial relevant experience in tertiary education; outstanding management effectiveness; commitment to teamwork; and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the Department.

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Salary and Conditions of Service

The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The headship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of about three years.  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).

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk.

The University is being represented in this search by Korn/Ferry International (HK) Limited.  Please send the nomination or application with a current curriculum vitae to "CityU-CAH@KornFerry.com". Applications and nominations received by 27 January 2019 will receive full consideration.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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