The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student numbers. It offers programmes at Doctorate, Master’s, Bachelor’s degrees and Higher Diploma levels. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$4 billion per year. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING Head of Department of Computing (Ref. 99726) Founded in 1974, the Department of Computing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was amongst the first in Hong Kong to offer education in computing and information technology. As a provider of the most versatile education in computing, information technology and information systems, our undergraduate programmes are designed in ways that can incorporate new applications, meet challenges and respond to trends. Apart from nurturing professional talents for society, the Department excels in research and innovation. Leveraging its research strengths, we make significant contributions to the conomy with research services that lead to technology transfer, consultancy projects and commercialisation. Please visit the website at http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/ for more information about the Department. The Department of Computing is a constituent of the Faculty of Engineering, information of which is available at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/feng/. The University is now inviting applications and nominations for the post of Head of Department of Computing. The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor or Professor and hold a concurrent headship appointment. The position calls for an academic leader with responsibilities of ensuring the smooth and successful operation and sustainable development of the Department. Reporting directly to the Dean of Faculty, the appointee will be required to provide effective leadership in the development of long-term strategies and plans of the Department, and provide support to staff members in the Department for the accomplishment of strategic objectives with high quality standards. Other responsibilities include inspiring excellence in teaching, research and services; fostering strong partnerships and collaborations with external organizations and strengthening the international network of the Department and the University; ensuring optimal deployment of human, financial and other resources in the Department; and implementing an effective mechanism to acquire donations and other forms of sponsorship to support the University’s pursuits and long-term development. Applicants should have (a) outstanding academic qualifications at doctoral level in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related disciplines, evidence of eminent scholarship and substantial relevant experience in a senior academic position; (b) a strong track record of achievement in teaching, research, professional services and leadership at a senior level; (c) demonstrated ability to build up a strong team of faculty members with different research and cultural backgrounds; (d) effective interpersonal communication and resources management skills, and excellent adaptability to changes and challenges; (e) good knowledge of the higher educational environment, preferably including Hong Kong; and (f) a global perspective, and proven ability to promote collaboration across departments and institutions. Experience in fund-raising will be an additional advantage. Remuneration and Conditions of Service Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive. Application Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae with names and addresses of two referees to the Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax: (852) 2764 3374; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org], quoting position applied for and reference number. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence in September 2010. Candidature may be obtained by nomination. The University reserves the right not to fill this post or to make an appointment by invitation. General information about the University is available on the University’s World Wide Web Homepage http://www.polyu.edu.hk or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5040]. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/jobpics.htm.
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