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President, Lingnan University

Lingnan University
Hong Kong
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University

Lingnan University (LU), a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  LU’s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences and School of Graduate Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes. LU’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  LU is a global leader in quality education. It ranks first for “International Faculty”, “Inbound Exchange Students” and “Outbound Exchange Students” in QS Asia University Rankings 2021; ranks third for “Quality Education” in THE University Impact Rankings 2021 and 2022, and ranks 33rd for “International Faculty” in QS World University Rankings 2022.

Building upon its previous success and responding to the changing landscape of the higher education sector, LU has recently announced its 2022-28 Strategic Plan ( which lays out a clear road map for the development of Lingnan in the next six years as the University fulfils its vision as a leading liberal arts university in Asia.

Further information about LU is available at

Applications/nominations are now invited for the position of President, tenable in September 2023.


The Position

The President is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University to lead the University to meet future challenges, and is accountable to the Council.  The President is supported by a Vice-President and four Associate Vice-Presidents.


The Candidate

The candidate should have globally renowned academic achievement and possess acknowledged leadership and management experience in higher education at a senior management level.

The candidate should understand, believe in, and be committed to the vision of liberal arts education at LU.  The candidate should possess international vision as future undergraduate and postgraduate education in Hong Kong is destined to become ever more international.  The candidate should have proven ability in academic planning and in formulating policies on academic matters, a cultural understanding of Hong Kong and Mainland China, and to lead institutional advancement activities in the community for the benefit of the University.

The term for the first contract will normally be five years and will be renewable subject to mutual agreement.  Competitive remuneration and fringe benefits, including housing, will be provided.


Application and nomination

LU is being represented in this search by Heidrick & Struggles. Applications and nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be sent to  Applications should include a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae.  Applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled.

LU is committed to foster an inclusive environment and is an equal opportunities employer. Personal data provided in the applications/nominations will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  LU’s equal opportunities policy and privacy policy are available on its website.


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