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Vice President​/Research and Innovation

Job in Hong Kong
Contract position
Listed on 2021-06-06
Job specializations:
  • Research/Development
    Scientific Research
  • Education
    Academic, University Professor
Job Description & How to Apply Below


Vice President (Research and Innovation) (-VPRI)

The institution

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) pledges Opening Minds
• Shaping the Future as its promise for education and research.  With more than 80 years of history, the University has evolved alongside the development of Hong Kong, the nation and the world, through its educational programmes for the nurturing of professional talent, and impactful research and innovations.  Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by QS World University Rankings, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes up to the doctoral level in eight faculties and schools.  

We strive to create knowledge, address societal issues and benefit mankind.

The University is now inviting applications and nominations for the post of Vice President (Research and Innovation).  This appointment will be made on either a substantive basis or a concurrent basis for a fixed term.  Reporting to the Deputy President and Provost, the appointee will be a member of the senior management team responsible for the planning and development of research and innovation of the University.

Job Functions

The appointee will be required to:

a. plan and oversee all matters relating to the research, innovation and technology development activities of the University;

b. drive the enhancement of quality and impact of the University’s research in alignment with the University’s established research policies and positioning;

c. steer the University’s development in the strategic research areas to enhance or establish its leadership position in the region and internationally;

d. lead the planning and implementation of innovation as well as technology and other development initiatives to extend industry and social impact;

e. oversee the operation of some non-academic units of the University as designated; and

f. perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy President and Provost or his delegate.


Applicants should:

a. have outstanding academic qualifications at Chair Professor level with evidence of eminent scholarship;

b. have demonstrated capability and track records in leading and managing research and innovation activities, with solid experience acquired in a senior capacity within a world leading university setting;

c. be a visionary and inspiring leader with a strong drive for excellent performance;

d. have a proven track record in driving significant changes in a university setting, particularly in the areas of research and innovation;

e. have an international outlook and a good understanding of global trends and opportunities in higher education, particularly in the areas of research and innovation;

f. have excellent local and regional networks with the industry, business and professional sectors; and

g. have exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills to effectively collaborate with different stakeholders both internally and externally.

Preference will be given to those with a good knowledge of the regional research and innovation landscapes.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.

Application and Nomination

Please submit applications and nominations to Mr Bing Han, Managing Partner, Perrett Laver (Email: (Use the "Apply for this Job" box below).; ).

Consideration of applications and nominations will commence in late December 2020 until the position is filled.  Applicants may visit http:// for general information about the University.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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