Head of the Department of Chemistry

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong (HK)
Oct 09, 2017
Nov 08, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time


School of Science

Head of the Department of Chemistry

The School of Science of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is seeking applications from outstanding academicians to lead the Department of Chemistry. Founded 25 years ago, 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 Department 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 research accomplishments, 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 chemistry 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 Department of Chemistry), 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 immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

HKUST - http://www.ust.hk
School of Science - http://science.ust.hk
Department of Chemistry - http://www-chem.ust.hk

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