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Dean of Architecture

Dean of the Faculty of Architecture

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) invites applications and nominations for appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture.

The University

The University of Hong Kong is consistently ranked amongst the world’s top universities: 21stunder QS World University Rankings 2023, and world #1 most international university under Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. It is a leading university in Asia with 31,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 8,000 academic, academic-related and administrative staff. The University just celebrated its 111thanniversary with pride and an outlook for transformative breakthroughs, innovations and global impact. Home to ten disciplinary Faculties, HKU is committed to fostering interdisciplinary exchange across diverse subject expertise to address global issues impacting humanity in the rapidly changing world.

The Faculty of Architecture

Globally ranked top 15 consecutively over the past seven years and 14thin 2022 in the field of Architecture and Built Environment in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the Faculty of Architecture is currently comprised of three core departments and one division: the Department of Architecture, the Department of Real Estate and Construction, the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and the Division of Landscape Architecture.

The Faculty has grown significantly over the last decade, from increased student numbers and prize-winning built architectural designs, to impactful research and establishing 15 cross-disciplinary HKUrbanLabs. In 2021/22, the Faculty has over 1,600 new student enrolment in its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. More information about the Faculty of Architecture can be found at

The Role

The Dean will provide a clear vision, strong academic and strategic leadership to elevate the Faculty’s position as a world-leading centre of excellence in research, teaching, learning, and knowledge exchange, in alignment with the overall vision and strategic plan of the University. The ideal candidate should possess distinguished academic credentials and/or professional standing internationally in one of the Faculty disciplines or a closely related one. His/her track record should serve as proof of the ability to lead a Faculty of Architecture and enable its future development in addressing the challenges that face built environment professionals both in Asia and around the world. The Dean is the leader and principal spokesperson of the Faculty within the University community as well as internationally. He/she is responsible for leading the Faculty to success with respect to research impact, interdisciplinary collaboration, technological innovation, student recruitment, young scholar mentoring, development, alumni relations, sustainability initiatives and related professional and industry involvement.

Nominations, Expression of Interest and Applications

Nominations, expressions of interest and applications should be directed to Odgers Berndtson via email in confidence, preferably on or before 21 April, 2023. Review of nominations and applications will continue until the post is filled. The University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity, and transparency.

Advertised: Mar 23, 2023 (HK Time)
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