Applications are invited for the following posts:
Applications are invited for the following posts:

Director of the Centre for Applied English Studies (Ref.: 201601405)

Job level Top
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Management > Top Executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, Director, MD)
Published On 17/11/2016
(to commence in September 2017, initially on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance, and on tenure terms for exceptionally outstanding candidates)

Centre for Applied English Studies
The Director will be the academic leader and administrative head with overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Centre of 53 full-time teaching staff, 8 full-time and 3 part-time Ph.D. students and 12 full-time administrative staff, from diverse cultural backgrounds. He/She will provide leadership in all aspects of the Centre’s development, academic advancement, strategic planning and curricular implementation. Information about the Centre can be obtained at Applicants should ideally currently hold a position as Professor but highly qualified Associate Professors, who fit the following criteria, will also be considered. They will have the following proven skills/experience: (i) leadership experience providing a vision for the development of a language centre and implementing that vision through consultation with senior management of a university; (ii) management experience running a sizeable language centre within a university, in particular the implementation of effective policies for the day-to-day running of the language centre; (iii) a substantial academic background in academic literacy teaching and research; (iv) excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to build consensus amongst staff in decision making; and (v) excellent administrative skills, in particular management of a multi-million dollar budget. They will also have experience of Ph.D. supervision and teaching Applied Linguistics to postgraduate students. Their Ph.D. should also be in the field of Applied Linguistics. Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to Closes January 16, 2017.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointments on fixed terms will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Please indicate clearly in the form and the subject of the e-mail the post applied for, as well as the field (if applicable), and the reference number. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency