Head of Division of Humanities (EXPIRED)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
|Senior faculty / Fixed term
|Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Division of Humanities of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Division of Humanities.
Founded in 1991, HKUST is a publicly-funded international university dedicated to undergraduate and postgraduate education and research in science, engineering, business & management, and humanities & social science. We seek to nurture students with entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking, and global outlook and strive to work together to make a strong societal impact.
The University is one of the most international universities in Asia, comprising 4 Schools and an Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies and multiple research institutes/central research facilities with around 700 faculty members, and an enrollment of about 10,000 undergraduate and 7,100 postgraduate students. English is the language used in teaching, research and administration.
The Division has a multidisciplinary faculty of 30+ members, specializing in history, literature, film and media studies, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology and creative arts. Directly accountable to the Dean of SHSS, the Head is the chief executive of the Division who is responsible for curricular matters, research direction, faculty recruitment as well as resource and personnel management. The Division’s graduate degree programs include an MA in Chinese Culture and MPhil/PhD in Humanities. The Division also participates in the BSc program in Global China Studiesand provides humanities education as a common core to all undergraduates at HKUST.
Applicants should be senior scholars in any field and specialty in humanities at the rank of Professor or above at the time of appointment, with demonstrated academic leadership and relevant administrative experience.
Terms and Applications / Nominations
Appointment to the position of Division Head will be on a three-year fixed term basis, renewable by mutual agreement. The appointee will be considered concurrently for substantiated employment at the Professor or Chair Professor rank. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.
The executive search firm Perrett Laver is working with HKUST in this recruitment exercise. To apply, or to download further information about the role, please visit
http://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/3978/PL/head_of_division_of_humanities/. Initial inquiries may be directed to Mr Kenneth Chan by email ([email protected]).
Applications should consist of a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, a dossier of representative publications in PDF format and teaching evaluation records, and the names and email addresses of three referees. The Search Committee will begin to review applications in January 2024 and the review will continue until the position is filled. All applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence.
(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. Applicants should read the Personal Information Collection Statement before submission of application.)
HKUST is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to our core values of inclusiveness, diversity, and respect.
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|February 15, 2024, 11:59pm HKT
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|December 20, 2023, 6:22pm UTC
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|February 15, 2024, 11:59pm HKT
|February 17, 2024, 12:46am HKT
|February 16, 2024, 4:46pm UTC
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