Head of the Division of Integrative Systems and Design

Job level Senior
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Published On 29/04/2018

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 world universities by QS university rankings and Times Higher Education for the past five years. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

The Division
The Division of Integrative Systems and Design (ISD) was newly established in 2017 with a vision to epitomize the use of project-based experiential learning in design education and to be a cradle for nurture of innovators and researchers with design and systems thinking mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. The Division, which is expanding rapidly, aims to conduct comprehensive teaching and research programs in design and systems thinking. The academic degrees offered by the Division are a BSc in Integrative Systems & Design and an MPhil in Technology Leadership & Entrepreneurship, with a PhD program to be established. Research activities in the Division include design theory, process and methodology, and applications in areas such as Human Factors and Ergonomics Centered Design, Design for Integrative Systems, Design for Active Ageing, Human Computer Interaction Design, Media Design, etc.

The Role
Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Head of ISD is expected to provide leadership and manage the Division in its diverse academic and administrative functions.

Terms & Applications/Nominations
Concurrent with a professorial appointment, the appointment as Head will be for an initial term of 3 years, and may be renewable for a second term. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.

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 the tertiary level. Proven capacity to interact effectively with government, industry and commercial sectors is an advantage.

Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and names and email addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Search Committee Chair for Headship of ISD (), School of Engineering, HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Review of applications/nominations will start from 30 June 2018 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

HKUST is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place. For more information about the University, the School of Engineering and the Division of ISD, please visit http://www.ust.hk/, https://www.seng.ust.hk/, and http://isd.ust.hk/ respectively.
(Information provided by applicants will only be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)