Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences The Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) 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 in teacher education and complementary disciplines, such as the 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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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 the local higher education scene as well as an appreciation of the challenges of working in a multicultural context will be an advantage.



Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences was established as a strategic pathway to academic excellence for The Education University of Hong Kong, which enjoyed rapid expansion and significant transformation since its inception in 1994.  Leveraging the vast experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching of the University, the Faculty is committed to creating a learning environment conducive to nurturing students to be intellectually active, engaging positively in local, regional and global affairs, and acting sensibly and proactively to promote social change and human betterment in the era of globalisation.  With approximately 4,500 student headcounts and 150 full-time academic / teaching staff, the Faculty comprises the following academic departments and research centres:-


l   Department of Asian and Policy Studies

l   Department of Cultural and Creative Arts

l   Department of Health and Physical Education

l   Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

l   Department of Science and Environmental Studies

l   Department of Social Sciences

l   Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability

l   Centre for Greater China Studies

l   Research Centre for Transmission of Cantonese Opera

l   Resource Centre for Interdisciplinary and Liberal Studies


For more details on the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, please visit the Faculty’s website at



The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor or carry an equivalent status commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and hold a concurrent appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.  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 Review of applications will start around end of July 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, New Territories, 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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