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Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The University

Founded in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world renowned international research university dedicated to the advancement of learning and scholarship, with special emphasis on postgraduate education and close collaboration with the industry and business. It promotes interdisciplinary studies, dedicated to educating all-rounded students to acquire a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking with a global outlook. Within its short history, the University has come to be regarded as a leading player in the international higher education scene. HKUST has been ranked among the top world universities by QS university rankings and Times Higher Education for the past five years. English is the medium of teaching, research and administration.

HKUST is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and has a range of family-friendly policies in place.

The Department

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) currently has 51 faculty members, teaching about 770 undergraduate students and 270 postgraduate research students. The Department conducts comprehensive teaching and research programs in both basic and applied aspects of Computer Science & Engineering. The academic degrees offered by the Department are: BEng, BSc, PhD, MPhil and MSc. Research activities in the department are broadly categorized into artificial intelligence; cybersecurity; data, knowledge and information management; human computer interaction; networking and computer systems; software technologies; theoretical computer science; vision and graphics.

The Role

Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Head of CSE is expected to provide leadership and manage the Department in its diverse academic and administrative functions.

Terms & Applications / Nominations

Concurrent with a professorial appointment, the appointment as Head will normally be for an initial term of 3 years, and may be renewable for a second term. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided.

Applications/nominations for the position are invited from well-qualified and accomplished scholars. In addition to extensive teaching and research experience, the successful candidate must have demonstrated capability to provide strong leadership in academic administration at tertiary level. Proven capacity to interact effectively with government, industry and commercial sectors is an advantage.

Applications/nominations, together with full curriculum vitae and names and email addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Search Committee Chair for Headship of CSE (email:, School of Engineering, HKUST, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Review of candidates will start from 30 April 2018 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the University, the School of Engineering and the CSE Department, please visit,, and respectively.

(Information provided by applicants will only be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)