Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Founded in 1994 and attained its University title in 2016, the Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level on teacher education and complementary disciplines such as social sciences and humanities.  The University aspires to further enhance its role as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational research, development and innovation, and recognized for its excellence in nurturing outstanding and caring professionals as well as the impact of scholarship.


The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and total student headcount of about 11,000.  It has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising 16 academic departments, as well as various University-level and Faculty-level research and professional development centres.  For more information about the University, please visit


We are looking for suitable candidate(s) to fill the following position(s).  If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading university at the heart of Asia Pacific region and beyond, we would like to hear from you.


Dean of the Faculty of Humanities


The appointee will provide dynamic and innovative leadership and management of the Faculty. He/She will foster excellence in teaching and learning, research and external relationships in accordance with the University’s vision, mission and strategic plan, and is responsible for ensuring high standards of course provision, consistent with international best practice. 


Applicants should have a doctoral degree in a relevant area of the Faculty, a distinguished record of research and scholarship recognized internationally, a proven record of outstanding academic leadership in tertiary institutions, including management of human and financial resources, budgeting and external networking. The appointee must demonstrate a commitment to leading research and pioneering cutting-edge developments in the relevant disciplines, and possess strong communication and networking skills to rally the support of internal and external stakeholders for the benefit of the Faculty and the University.  A good knowledge of local higher education scene as well as an appreciation of the challenges of working in a multicultural context will be an advantage.



Faculty of Humanities

Building on the University’s solid foundation in language education, the Faculty of Humanities aspires to be a leading faculty by contributing to the advancement of knowledge. It supports the pursuit of academic knowledge, cross-cultural awareness and intercultural competencies, with a view to nurturing its graduates in a wide spectrum of the Humanities. The Faculty strives for excellence in research and academic development to address issues from a global perspective, to promote the understanding of human nature, and to impact positively on the well-being of Hong Kong society and beyond. With approximately 1,800 students and 70 full-time academic staff, the Faculty comprises the following academic departments, language centre and  research centre:

l   Department of Chinese Language Studies

l   Department of English Language Education

l   Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies

l   Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

l   Centre for Language in Education

l   Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture

l   Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities

l   Centre for Research on Linguistics and Language Studies

l   Putonghua Training and Testing Centre


For further details on the Faculty of Humanities, please visit the Faculty’s website at


The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor, commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and hold a concurrent appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. Remuneration package will be highly competitive and attractive fringe benefits will be offered.


Applications or nominations with full curriculum vitae and completed application form should be sent to the “Secretary of Strategic Recruitment Search Committee” by email to deanship@eduhk.hkReview of applications will start in early January 2018, and will continue until the post is filled.


Application Form is obtainable from (a); or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, NewTerritories, Hong Kong.Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to


All applications/nominations will be treated in strict confidence.The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to fill the position by invitation.  Those who are shortlisted will be contacted.  Since the incumbent may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee(s) may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police Force.


EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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