Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a publicly funded university, dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level in teacher education and complementary...

Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a publicly funded university, dedicated to the advancement of learning and teaching through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes up to doctoral level in teacher education and complementary disciplines, such as the social sciences and humanities. The University aspires to further enhance its role as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational research, development and innovation, and recognized for its excellence in nurturing outstanding and caring professionals as well as the impact of scholarship.

The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and total student headcount of about 11,000. It has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising 16 academic departments, as well as various University-level and Faculty-level research and professional development centres. For more information about the University, please visit .http://www.eduhk.hk

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position. If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading university at the heart of Asia Pacific region and beyond, we would like to hear from you.

Vice President (Research and Development)

Job level Senior
Education Not applicable
Location
Tai Po
Employment type Contract
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Education / Training > Training & Development
Science / Lab / Research > Research & Development (R&D)
Published On 13/03/2020

Reporting to the President of the University, the Vice President (Research and Development) will assist the President in developing and leading the strategic direction of the University, which encompasses the strategic development of research, knowledge transfer and graduate studies. He/she will also be accountable for the development of internationalisation and student affairs via the oversight of the Global Affairs Office and Student Affairs Office. The appointee will:

 

  • plan, develop and oversee the University’s research infrastructure, policies and strategies, including continuous benchmark and enhancement of the University’s research performance, and other research related initiatives launched by the University Grants Committee, Research Grants Council and other bodies;
  • promote an innovative research culture, high quality scholarship, and nurture focused areas of research excellence (including research centres), with emphasis on application and integration of research with teaching and learning at all levels, and the transfer of knowledge both locally and internationally to make academic, curriculum, policy and social impact;
  • establish strong local, regional and international networks and explore new collaborative projects with overseas partners in order to expand the global network and profile of the University; and
  • provide visionary leadership to student affairs for the provision of a supportive environment beneficial to the all-round development of students, and advise strategically on the formulation of plans and measures of student affairs in response to the changing demands and challenges.

 

Applicants should possess strong academic qualifications; a proven record of substantial contributions and outstanding academic achievements in research and scholarship of international standing; extensive leadership experience in a senior academic position; strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; a sound knowledge of local higher education sector and Asian education context; an ability to communicate effectively in English and preferably Chinese (Cantonese and/or Putonghua); and excellent judgement and decision-making abilities, including strong problem identification and problem resolution skills. 

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Remuneration package will be highly competitive and attractive fringe benefits will be offered.

 

The University is being represented in this search by Korn Ferry (HK) Limited. Interested parties are invited to submit applications/nominations to Korn Ferry c/o Mr TT Ho, Senior Client Partner, by clicking  .

 

All applications/nominations will be treated in strict confidence. Review of applications will start from April 2020, and will continue until the post is filled. However, the University reserves the right not to fill the position or to fill the position by invitation. Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted. Since the incumbent may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police Force.

 

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.