The UniversityEstablished by the Hong Kong Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) today has developed into a young, dynamic, innovative, full-fledged university comprising six Schools, namely School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration,...

The University

Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) today has developed into a young, dynamic, innovative, full-fledged university comprising six Schools, namely School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Science and Technology, and Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE).


OUHK began offering full-time programmes since 2001 and joined the Joint University Programmes Admission System (JUPAS) since 2007. Currently, the University offers about 200 programmes of studies with over 10,000 full-time and 9,000 part-time students. In addition, there are about 2,000 full-time and 3,000 part-time students studying in LiPACE.


The University strives to be a leader in providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels, and to excel as a provider of higher education. Our full-time programmes for qualified secondary school leavers are on par with other established universities across Hong Kong, and we are committed to advancing learning, knowledge, and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes. As a multi-mode university, we use innovative teaching and the latest education technology to offer world class education, guided by our core values of fairness, integrity, perseverance, and innovation.


Li Ka Shing School of Professional & Continuing Education (LiPACE)

The Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) is one of the six constituent schools of the Open University of Hong Kong. Originally established in 1992 as the Centre for Continuing and Community Education (CCCE) and renamed as LiPACE in 2000, it has carried out its original mission of serving the broadest range of learners in HK. LiPACE is now an established Vocational Professional Education and Training (VPET) provider of full-time post-secondary education and part-time professional and continuing education as well as corporate training. At the same time, it advances non-formal learning through its two flagship programmes for women and senior learners, the Capacity Building Mileage Programme (CBMP) and the Elder Academy Open University (EAOU). Over the years, LiPACE has developed into an established and mature post-secondary, continuing and professional education provider which makes an important contribution to the University. It performs complementary but vital roles in fulfilling the University’s founding mission of providing education for all, as evidenced by the extensive range of disciplines covered and study levels of its programmes, as well as the diversity in age, nationality and occupation of its learners.

Associate Director (Ref.: 2000011)

Job level Senior
Work exp 5 Years To 15 Years or above
Education Doctorate or above
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Kwai Chung
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Administration > Others
Published On 10/01/2020
ref. 2000011

We are now inviting application(s) for the following post(s) in the LiPACE:


Associate Director (Ref.: 2000011)


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Dean of Li Ka Shing School of Professional & Continuing Education, the appointee shall mainly be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting the Dean in the overall management of the School;
  • Providing academic leadership and guidance for the planning, development, delivery and quality assurance of programmes and courses;
  • Providing leadership to the “Total Learning Experience” initiative to enhance students’ overall learning experience;
  • Supervising team leaders in the administration of their respective subject teams and developing new subject areas;
  • Assisting the Dean in coordinating initiatives with external collaborators;
  • Engaging in scholarly and professional activities; and
  • Participating in School/University activities and administration;



Applicants are expected to possess the following qualifications, experience and attributes:

  • An earned doctorate and professional qualification in relevant areas;
  • Substantial teaching/management experience in tertiary/post-secondary/ continuing and professional education and professional experience in the related subject;
  • Having strong ability to build rapport with a broad spectrum of stakeholders;
  • Active involvement in scholarly, professional and community activities is required; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be proficient in English & Chinese languages (preferably including Putonghua).


Compensation Package

Competitive compensation package including basic salary, composite cash allowance, end-of-contract gratuity and discretionary incentive (if any) will be offered to the right candidate. Fringe benefits such as generous annual leave, staff learning and development sponsorship, medical & dental benefits and life insurance coverage will also be provided.


Application Procedures

Application should be made online through the University’s eRecruitment System:



Deadline:   28 January 2020


General information about the University is available on the University’s website Personal data provided by job applicants will be handled strictly in accordance with the University’s Personal Data Privacy Policy. The “Personal Data (Privacy) Notice for Job Applicant” is also available on the above website. Applicants who are not contacted by the University within eight weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.