Head of the Division of Life Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
September 19 2017
Other, Education
Organization Type


School of Science
Head of the Division of Life Science

The School of Science of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is seeking applications from outstanding academicians to lead the Division of Life Science. 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 is the home to world-class Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics 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 Division 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. In addition to leading a vigorous research program, he/she 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 Life Science 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 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 Division of Life Science), 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 from the end of October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

HKUST - http://www.ust.hk
School of Science - http://science.ust.hk
Division of Life Science - http://life-sci.ust.hk


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