With a vision to advance education and research in sustainable development, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), is establishing the XJTU-HKUST Joint School of Sustainable Development (JSSD). Located in Xi’an of PR China and in close collaboration with HKUST’s core operation in Hong Kong, the School will focus on educating a new generation of graduates who are capable of contributing to sustainable development, and on undertaking interdisciplinary high-impact research in energy conservation, resource management and environmental protection. English will be the School’s language of instruction and other official conduct.
HKUST is a world-class leading research university and has been ranked overall No. 1 university in Asia for the last two years by QS Asian University Rankings®. XJTU, established in 1896, is in the C9 League, which consists of the top nine prestigious universities in China. The JSSD will have three departments: Sustainable Energy; Sustainable Materials; and Sustainable Systems. Within the next five years, the School is expected to have up to 60 faculty members and an enrollment of more than 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the three departments.
We are searching for a leading scholar with the vision and capability to be the founding Dean of JSSD. The successful candidate will be a senior academic administrator of HKUST appointed with tenure for posting to the JSSD in Xi’an. The appointee will assume full responsibility for all substantive academic and administrative matters of JSSD, including strategic planning and implementation, organization development, budget planning and control, external publicity, and maintaining relations and linkages with alumni and all relevant parties including governments, institutions and industries. Candidates must meet the high academic and professional standards of the HKUST senior faculty and should possess relevant experience in university administration at the senior level. Proficiency in both English and Chinese is mandatory. Understanding and knowledge of the higher education sector in Hong Kong and the Mainland is essential.
Concurrent with a tenured professorial appointment, the appointment as Dean of JSSD will be for an initial term of five years which is renewable. Remuneration is highly competitive with generous benefits.
Applications/nominations together with a curriculum vitae, a vision statement of the development of the School, and the contacts of at least three referees should be sent to the Chairman of the Search Committee for Dean of JSSD, c/o Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong [email: firstname.lastname@example.org]. Review of applications/nominations will begin in December 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information about HKUST, XJTU and JSSD, please visit the following websites: HKUST - http://www.ust.hk; XJTU -
http://www.xjtu.edu.cn/en/index.html; JSSD - http://www.jssd.ust.hk/en/home.htm
(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)