Jul 26, 2018
Oct 26, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Chinese University of Hong Kong now invites applications from and nominations of distinguished scholars with proven administrative and strategic leadership experience for the position of Provost.


Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) 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. The University is home to nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 3,600 postgraduate students from around the world. As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The educational experience at CUHK is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a College system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. CUHK offers general education courses to broaden students’ perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Members of the university community undertake a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas, and the University strives to provide scope for all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry. The University's insistence on the highest standards of research has won it an enviable research reputation. With a team of over 3,000 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to the PhD level in various disciplines across its eight Faculties (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science). Further information about CUHK may be found online at


The Role

The University seeks to appoint a Provost who will bring strong academic and strategic leadership experience, outstanding communication skills, an appreciation of the diversity of excellence within the University, and a deep commitment to the mission and vision of CUHK. As the deputy to the Vice-Chancellor / President and the chief academic officer of the University, the Provost will work closely with the Vice-Chancellor / President on strategic planning, development, implementation, assessment and improvement of all academic programmes, as well as the enhancement of scholarly and applied research. He / She will provide leadership in directing proactive recruitment, development and retention of quality academic staff of international standards. He / She will coordinate academic budgeting, including proposals for the allocation of funds and resources to various units.

Candidates for the Provost should have a distinguished record of scholarship in their own field of study, as well as a demonstrated track record of academic and administrative leadership, an acumen for business and financial control, and proven management ability. Candidates should have an international perspective with a solid understanding of the development trends and opportunities in higher education worldwide, coupled with a commitment to higher education in Hong Kong and the region. He / She should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills for articulating the Vice-Chancellor/President’s vision to diverse University constituencies.

Remuneration and benefits package for the position will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualification and experience.


Applications and Nominations

We welcome applications of and nominations for qualified candidates for the position. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. All enquiries, applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence.

Considerations of applications / nomination will begin in September 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. The University reserves the right to fill the post by invitation