Head of Department of Mathematics, School of Science (Job ID: 3187)

Job level Senior
Education Master Degree
Location Clearwater Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Dental plan, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Administration > Administration / Operation Manager
Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Management > General Management
Published On 21/11/2016

Job Title:                   Head
Department:              Department of Mathematics, School of Science
Job ID:                       3187


Job Posting Details


The School of Science of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is seeking applications from outstanding academicians to lead the Department of Mathematics. Opened in October 1991, HKUST is a research-intensive university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on postgraduate education, and close collaboration with business and industry. The School of Science, in which the Department of Mathematics is located, is also home to world-class Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Life Science. Its faculty is international in background and the official language of both administration and instruction at HKUST is English.


Reporting to the Dean of Science, the Head of the Department is expected to provide leadership for the Department, oversee faculty recruitment activities, guide and monitor resource allocation, and be responsible for the Department’s academic advancement in both teaching and research. He/She is also expected to devise strategies to promote and facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary research with individuals in other Departments within the School of Science as well as in the Schools of Engineering, Business and Humanities and Social Science.


Applicants should have an outstanding record of scholarship achievement, consistent with an appointment as Full Professor with tenure. They should have proven leadership abilities, experience leading collaborative research programs and demonstrated managerial skills. Qualified individuals should also have a broad appreciation of the research and educational opportunities in modern mathematics and possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.


HKUST salaries are highly competitive in the world market; within this context, the level of compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous fringe benefits will also be provided.


Application Procedure

Application packages, including a curriculum vitae, a vision statement as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three referees should be sent to: Office of the Dean of Science (Re: Head of the Department of Mathematics), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (or by email: dsci@ust.hk). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


For further information about HKUST, the School of Science and the Department of Mathematics, please visit the following websites:


HKUST - http://www.ust.hk

School of Science – http://science.ust.hk

Department of Mathematics - http://www.math.ust.hk