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City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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City University of Hong Kong

Appointment of President [Ref. B/516/03]

The University

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic university which is uniquely located in the heart of Hong Kong.  As a publicly funded institution, the University aspires to become a leading global university, excelling in research and professional education by nurturing and developing students’ talents to create applicable knowledge for social and economic advancement.  Our goals are to pursue high levels of excellence, promote innovation and creativity.  In a city where East meets West, City University of Hong Kong emphasizes internationalization and mutual enrichment of different cultures and intellectual traditions.

Since its establishment as a university 27 years ago, City University of Hong Kong has developed to become one of the world’s top universities, currently ranked #53 in the world (QS 2022) and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS 2021).

The University comprises nine Colleges and Schools, including Business, Creative Media, Data Science, Energy and Environment, Engineering, Law, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences.  Our curricula are designed to promote knowledge creation, discovery and innovative thinking by integrating teaching and research at all levels.

Applications and nominations are invited for the post of President.

The Position

The President will provide visionary leadership for the University, in alignment with the mission and Strategic Plan of the University.  The President will further advance the University’s academic excellence in research and professional education and develop its international standing.

The Person

The appointee must have a doctoral degree and a distinguished record of accomplishment in higher education.  S/he must have a proven record of leadership as well as significant academic and administrative experience, preferably at a senior management level in a university, together with an appreciation of the values and objectives of a public university dedicated to quality teaching and scholarship, and an understanding of Hong Kong’s education scene.

The successful candidate should have personal qualifications and characteristics including the highest degree of personal integrity, outstanding communication skills, a consensus approach to management and decision making and a high level of energy required to lead a dynamic institution operating in a rapidly changing environment.


The successful candidate will be offered an initial fixed term contract for five years. The remuneration package will be highly competitive and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the appointee. 

Information and Application

Further information about the University is available at

Application materials must include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of qualifications and a vision statement for the role of the President. 

The University is being represented in this search by Heidrick & Struggles Hong Kong Limited. Applications and nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be sent to the Secretary of the Search Committee for the President by email to “” or by post to the following address.  Applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled.


Secretary of the Search Committee for the President

c/o Council Secretariat

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue


Hong Kong


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

Worldwide recognition ranking #53 (QS 2022), and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE 2020); #1 in Automation & Control/ Electrical & Electronic Engineering/ Materials Science & Engineering/ Metallurgical Engineering/ Nanoscience & Nanotechnology/ Telecommunication Engineering in Hong Kong (GRAS 2021); and #39 Business School in the World and #4 in Asia (UT Dallas 2016 to 2020)

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