Deputy President and Provost

Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time



The Institution

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) pledges Opening Minds • Shaping the Future as its promise for education and research.  With more than 80 years of history, the University has evolved alongside the development of Hong Kong, the nation and the world, through its educational programmes for the nurturing of professional talent, and impactful research and innovations.  Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by QS World University Rankings, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes up to the doctoral level in eight faculties and schools.  We strive to create knowledge, address societal issues and benefit mankind.  

The University is now inviting applications and nominations for the post of Deputy President and Provost.

The Role of Deputy President and Provost

Reporting to the President, the Deputy President and Provost will lead a senior management team overseeing a broad academic portfolio in charge of the planning and development of the University’s academic operations.  He/She will also play a key role in the formulation and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plans and Planning Exercise Proposals.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate should be a visionary and inspiring leader with an international outlook as well as an excellent understanding of global trends in higher education.  He/She should be an internationally renowned scholar with proven experience in leading and managing a dynamic, sizable, complex and renowned higher educational institution.  He/She should have excellent international, national and/or local networks with the academic, business, professional and public sectors.

The appointee is expected to assume duty in 2021.  Initial appointment is on a fixed-term contract and is renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Applications and Nominations

Further information can be obtained from Ms Michelle Doo, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles, by telephone at +852 2103-9300 or by email at

Please submit applications and nominations to Ms Blanche Lo, Secretary of the Search Committee, c/o Heidrick & Struggles, Suite 1408, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong or by email to  Consideration of applications and nominations will commence in September 2020 until the position is filled.  

All enquiries, applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence.  Applicants may visit for general information about the University.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at  

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.