Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Job level Senior
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Management > General Management
Published On 24/11/2016
The University invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

The University

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on postgraduate education and close collaboration with the industry and business. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating all-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook. Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene. HKUST has been ranked among the top 5 world universities under the age of 50 by QS university rankings and Times Higher Education Supplement for the past five years. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

HKUST is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place.

The Department
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBME) is one of the six academic departments in the School of Engineering, the largest School in the University which has a strong international reputation and has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s top engineering schools.

As the only chemical engineering department in Hong Kong, CBME conducts comprehensive teaching and research programs in both basic and applied aspects of chemical & biomolecular engineering. It offers three undergraduate programs, namely in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and Chemical and Bioproduct Engineering. Its faculty has research activities in the areas of advanced materials, bioengineering, energy, environmental science and engineering, and process systems engineering. Currently, CBME has 17 full-time faculty members with an enrollment of around 200 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate students.

The Role
Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Head of CBME is expected to provide leadership and manage the Department in its diverse academic and administrative functions. Applications/nominations for the position are invited from well-qualified and accomplished scholars.

In addition to extensive teaching and research experience, the successful candidate must have demonstrated capability to provide strong leadership in academic administration at tertiary level. Proven capacity to interact effectively with government, industry and commercial sectors is an advantage.

Terms & Applications/Nominations
The appointment will be concurrent with a substantive professorial appointment. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.

HKUST is being represented by Heidrick & Struggles for this search. Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses/fax numbers/email addresses of three referees, should be sent to hkust-cbme@heidrick.com. Review of candidates will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence.

For more information about the University, the School of Engineering and the CBME Department, please visit http://www.ust.hk/, http://www.seng.ust.hk/, and http://www.cbme.ust.hk/ respectively.

(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)