Applications are invited for:-

Applications are invited for:-

University Dean of Students

Job level Senior
Education Master Degree
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Contract
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Education / Training > Training & Development
Administration > Others
Published On 16/03/2019

(Ref. 190000IV)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong ( is a forward-looking and intellectually vigorous university with the mission to be a first-class comprehensive research university, regionally and internationally. The University is fully committed to excellence in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and community service in a comprehensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, China as a whole, and the wider world community. The University values greatly its College system and the culture preserved and promoted by the University and its Constituent Colleges. Bilingualism is adopted in teaching, research and administration.

Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student and Alumni Affairs), the University Dean of Students, acting as a University Officer, is responsible for providing leadership and direction in all student-related aspects including but not limited to student engagement, whole-person development, internationalization and multicultural activities, physical and mental wellness, welfare and support, as well as career planning and development.

He/She will provide strategic planning, oversight, and coordination of the offices/units involved in various areas of student affairs, in terms of programming as well as policy development, with a view to ensuring high-quality and student-centered approaches to support student success in various dimensions of student university experiences, which are supportive of the University’s mission, vision and core values.

The appointee should have (i) a higher degree, preferably a doctoral degree; (ii) excellent communication skills in both spoken/written Chinese (both Cantonese and Putonghua) and English; (iii) demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to the University’s mission and purpose, teaching and learning, high academic standards and student success; (iv) knowledge and understanding of student development theory and programmes, student-related policies/procedures, and the current issues and trends in student affairs and student development; (v) record of success in creating and implementing a vision for student-related matters at a comprehensive university; (vi) demonstrated experience integrating student affairs with academic affairs; and (vii) record of effective and innovative leadership in policy development, strategic planning as well as diversity programming.

Duties include (a) providing direction and supervision of the units and directors relating to student affairs; (b) developing key collaborative relationships with Colleges, Faculties, administrative offices, as well as other major stakeholders to enhance planning and implementing strategic initiatives, resolving issues, and responding to crisis incidents; (c) providing direction and intervention for students in crisis and non-crisis; (d) developing strategies for promoting student engagement and learning in collaboration with respective offices; and (e) fostering an inclusive University community.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years, renewable subject to mutual agreement. The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. The University is being represented by Odgers Berndtson in this search. Applications/nominations should be sent to Mr. Sherman Chin of Odgers Berndtson, Hong Kong: by email to ; or by post to Mr. Sherman Chin, Partner, Odgers Berndtson Hong Kong Limited, Suite 3201 Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong (tel: (852) 2215 8683).

Appointments will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing August 2019, renewable subject to funding, performance and mutual agreement.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the posts above. For more information and to apply online, please visit