Dean of Business



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Job description


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is looking for a distinguished, innovative and dynamic scholar to lead the School of Business.


Founded in 1956, HKBU strives to become a world-class research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic and research excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. The University’s ambitious Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 sets the research direction to transform HKBU into a reputable international powerhouse for research and teaching excellence.

The University currently has an academic and teaching staff strength of about 1,000 and a student population of over 12,000. We offer a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes through the Faculties/Schools of Arts, Business, Creative Arts, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, Social Sciences and Continuing Education.

In Mainland China, the University has successfully pioneered the establishment of a modern liberal arts college, BNU-HKBU United International College, jointly with Beijing Normal University. To further strengthen research collaborations with Mainland universities, the University has set up a number of research centres/institutes such as the Institute of Research and Continuing Education in Shenzhen.

School of Business

The School of Business seeks to inspire good business practice, create values for stakeholders, and enhance social and economic growth and development through our research on corporate sustainability issues encompassing areas of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. Through internationally recognised business education programmes and research achievements, our School seeks to nurture ethical business leaders with global vision, who make a difference to the organisations, industries and communities that they serve, in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the global community.

HKBU School of Business is amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide accredited by the three leading international accreditation bodies focused on business education (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS).

The School of Business comprises of two academic departments offering all rounded business education to our undergraduate and postgraduate students–Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance (AEF); and Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems (MMIS). The School has a total of over 2,870 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and around 100 full-time faculty members.

Role of the Dean

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean oversees and leads the School in achieving greater heights in research and teaching, nurturing students and young scholars/business leaders, developing transdisciplinary research, building networks with the local and international communities, and strengthening the bond with alumni.

The Appointee

The appointee should be a visionary leader and distinguished scholar who will steer the developments of the School in line with the Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028, leveraging the global trends in technology to advance business education and research. He/she will foster an environment to expand the breadth and impact of faculty research, provide effective leadership, foster strong partnerships and collaborations with other universities and the industry and solicit external funding to support the School’s research and initiatives. The appointee will work closely with the Senior Management Team and the other Deans of Faculties/Schools to contribute to the strategic development of the University. Apart from the duties and responsibilities in academic leadership and management, it is expected that the appointee will hold a concurrent academic appointment in the School and engage in research, teaching and other scholarly activities.

He/she should have a proven successful track record of academic leadership and international perspective. Excellent organisational, leadership and communication skills are necessary.

Appointment Terms

The appointment will normally be made on a three-year term and it is renewable subject to review and mutual agreement. We offer an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and excellent benefits.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( and send in a cover letter (with highlights of achievements and impacts in teaching, research, and leadership roles) and a detailed curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include names of two referees in their application form or curriculum vitae. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The information provided by applicants will be used solely for the purpose of considering their applications and all personal data provided will be kept confidential. Review of applications/nominations will begin immediately until the position is filled.

The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to make an appointment by invitation, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Hong Kong Baptist University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

HKBU is consistently at the cutting-edge of the sciences and highly reputed for its commitment to the humanities and arts. The University also encourages service to society among its staff and students, making it a beloved part of the Hong Kong community.