Job ref no.: CT3115703-01#9915

Head of Division

Sci-Union Technology

Job Description

Head of Division

Department: Division of Social Science

Job Posting Details

The Division of Social Science under the School of Humanities and Social Science of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications and nominations for its headship position.

The Division

The Division is multi-disciplinary, with an academic diversity of six disciplines, including faculty in economics, geography, political science, psychology, science, technology & society (STS) as well as sociology. The Division has a highly successful research postgraduate training program which has a strong record of placement at top institutions in Asia and more recently overseas. The Division has an undergraduate program of Quantitative Social Analysis, and offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate program of Global China Studies, jointly with the Division of Humanities.

The Role

Reporting to the Dean of Humanities and Social Science, the Head is the chief executive of the Division and is responsible for curriculum planning and development, steering research direction and enhancing research performance, recruiting faculty, promoting programs, and managing resources.

The Candidate

Applicants should be accomplished scholars. In addition to extensive teaching and research experience, the successful candidate should have demonstrated capability to provide academic leadership, with proven academic administrative experience at tertiary level.

Terms & Applications/Nominations

Concurrent with a professorial appointment, the appointment as Head will normally be for an initial term of 3 years which may be renewed for a second term. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.

Applications/nominations, together with a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee for Head of the Division of Social Science by clicking Apply Now. All applications/nominations received will be treated in strict confidence. Review of candidates will start from 1 September 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Job ref no. CT3115703-01#9915
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 5 years - 10 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree