Dean of Education and Languages

The Open University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

The Open University of Hong Kong invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of School of Education & Languages.

The University
Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong today is the largest self-financing university in Hong Kong and has developed into a dynamic, innovative, full-fledged university comprising 6 Schools.

The University began offering full-time programmes since 2001 and joined the Joint University Programmes Admission System (JUPAS) since 2007.  Currently, the University offers about 200 programmes of studies with over 10,000 full-time and 9,000 part-time students in its 5 Schools namely School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies and School of Science and Technology.  In addition, there are about 2,000 full-time and 3,000 part-time students studying in Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE).

The University strives to provide high quality and flexible university education at various levels, and to excel as a provider of higher education.  Our full-time programmes for qualified secondary school leavers are on par with other established universities across Hong Kong.  We are committed to advancing learning, knowledge, and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.  As a multi-mode university, we use innovative teaching and the latest education technology to offer world class education, guided by our core values of fairness, integrity, perseverance, and innovation.

Further information can be found on the University’s website at

The Position
The University is looking for a person of high caliber with strong academic credentials, dynamic leadership and academic administration experience to lead the School of Education & Languages.

Currently, the School of Education & Languages offers about 40 programmes in face-to-face and distance learning modes leading to the award of qualifications from sub-degree level to doctoral level.  The School aims to contribute to initial teacher education and the professional development of teachers in Hong Kong.  It also focuses on language education for teachers, early childhood education (ECE) including special educational needs in ECE and enhancing the language proficiency of students in the University.

The appointee shall be responsible to the President via the Provost for the overall management of the School.  He/she shall provide academic leadership in the direction, development and operation of the School as well as driving excellence in teaching and research and enhancing student success.  He/she shall be responsible for effective management of the School as well as strategic planning towards advancing the University’s mission and vision.  He/she will also serve as a member of the University’s Management Board. 

Candidates should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • An earned doctorate degree in education or languages or a relevant discipline;
  • High academic standing and strong teaching and research credentials;
  • A proven track record in the administration of a school, faculty or department in a higher education institution;
  • Dynamic leadership, broad vision and strategic foresight;
  • Good record of professional and community services; and
  • Excellent people and communication skills.

Remuneration Package
Competitive compensation package including basic salary, composite cash allowance, end-of-contract gratuity and discretionary incentive (if any) will be offered to the right candidate. Fringe benefits such as generous annual leave, staff learning and development sponsorship, medical & dental benefits and life insurance coverage will also be provided.

The Open University of Hong Kong is being represented by Asianet Consultants in this search.  Please submit applications or nominations on or before 23 May 2020 to:

Mr. Peter Liu
Managing Director, Asianet Consultants
Email:  Tel: (852) 2530-0137
702-704 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

General information about the University is available on the University’s website  Personal data provided by job applicants will be handled strictly in accordance with the University’s Personal Data Privacy Policy.  The “Personal Data (Privacy) Notice for Job Applicant” is also available on the above website.  Applicants who are not contacted by the University within eight weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

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