Dean of the Faculty of Engineering | The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Posted: 04-Apr-23

Location: HKG, Hong Kong, China

Type: Full Time


Academia, Research Laboratory

Job Function:

Professor / Faculty

Years of Experience:


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong ( is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK faculty members and students hail from all around the world. CUHK graduates are connected globally through an extensive alumni network.  With a team of over 3,400 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to the PhD level in various disciplines organized under eight Faculties (namely Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science).  In 2021-2022, the undergraduate and postgraduate enrolments in the University’s publicly funded programmes have reached over 17,100 and 3,900 respectively.

Since its establishment in 1991 by Professor Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate in Physics for his revolutionary work on fiber optics, the Faculty of Engineering ( has built a strong reputation for excellence in engineering education and research, and has developed itself into a world-class engineering school.  To date, the Faculty has over 400 full-time teaching and research staff, 2,500 undergraduate and 1,400 postgraduate research students. It has made remarkable achievements in research and education (2023 Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report: artificial intelligence subject – ranked 3rd worldwide & 1st in Hong Kong; computer science subject – ranked 10th worldwide & 1st in Hong Kong; electrical and electronic engineering subject – ranked 23th worldwide). It offers a wide spectrum of academic programs in artificial intelligence: systems and technologies, biomedical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electronic engineering, energy and environmental engineering, financial technology, information engineering, mathematics and information engineering, mechanical and automation engineering, and systems engineering and engineering management.  In addition, in 2020, the Faculty established the CUHK Engineering FinTech Applied Research Academy to create a new pipeline of talent in the Hong Kong’s rapidly emerging FinTech industry.  It partners with government, industry, NGOs, professional bodies as well as other universities and research institutes to provide research experience and internship opportunities for students.

The Faculty of Engineering has an impressive record of entrepreneurship, having witnessed a significant number of start-ups, including several unicorns, by its members such as SenseTime, SmartMore. It established three research centres in the Hong Kong Science Park under the InnoHK initiative to promote translational R&D in their respective application domains which will in turn help advance the innovation and technology of Hong Kong. 

The Role

The Faculty Dean is a member of the University senior management team, reporting to the Vice-Chancellor/President and the Provost.  As the academic and executive head of the Faculty, the Dean is responsible for shaping the Faculty’s development in alignment with the University’s strategic plan.  He/she will be responsible for the management of the Faculty’s resources, including human resource, budget and space, as well as educational programmes and activities and research performance.  He/she will also actively engage in cultivating alumni, donor and community relations, building ties with industry, promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and education, developing strategies for enabling commercialization and entrepreneurship, and extending educational and research networks and collaborations with regional, in particular the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and global partners.

Candidates should have an excellent academic standing appropriate for appointment at the level of a full Professor in the Faculty.  The successful candidate is expected to be an internationally recognized leader in his/her field, with a proven record of academic excellence and relevant academic administrative experience.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.  The University encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and strongly promotes diversity and inclusion.

Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications and Nominations

We welcome applications of and nominations for qualified candidates for the position.  Applications and nominations should be sent in strict confidence to the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, c/o Ms. Jenny Chung, Odgers Berndtson (email: [email protected]).

The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. All enquiries, applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence. 

Consideration of applications/nominations will begin in April 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation.

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