Director, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong [Unpublished]

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Applications are invited for:-
School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Director, School of Hotel and Tourism Management
(Ref: 220002Z2)

About CUHK Business School (Faculty of Business Administration)

The CUHK Business School is a pioneer in business education in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in Hong Kong in 1963, the CUHK Business School has gained world recognition of nurturing business leaders with immense contributions in Asia Pacific region. The Business School comprises two schools – Accountancy and Hotel & Tourism Management; and four departments – Finance, Decision Sciences & Managerial Economics, Management, and Marketing.

The Business School has been offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (DBA, MBA, MSc, MAcc, EMBA, MPhil, PhD) with over 4,600 students, as well as executive education. It has one of the most extensive alumni networks in the region, with over 40,000 alumni around the world. 

About the School of Hotel & Tourism Management

The School of Hotel & Tourism Management (SHTM) is an integral part of the CUHK Business School. It was established in 1998 in view of the growing significance of the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and Asia. The SHTM’s mission is to develop leaders for the hospitality and real estate industries through a broad-based business education. It now comprises a dynamic group of academic and professional teaching staff members supported by a team of teaching, research and administrative support staff as well as a food and beverage team.

The SHTM offers programmes at different levels to nurture future leaders for the hospitality and real estate industries.  The following is a list of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:

  • BBA in Hospitality and Real Estate
  • MSc in Real Estate
  • MPhil-PhD in Business Administration

The CUHK Business School now seeks to appoint a Director of School of Hotel & Tourism Management.  Reporting to the Dean of Business Administration, the Director will serve as a key member of the Business School’s leadership team and will have overall responsibility for academic leadership and administration in the SHTM.  The ideal candidate should be a visionary and collaborative leader who excels at enhancing the quality and reputation of SHTM’s academic programmes and research, and strengthening connection with business communities, and should have:

i.          a strong track record of scholarly eminence in the area of hospitality and/or real estate and demonstrate commitment to research and teaching excellence;
ii.          a doctoral degree in hospitality, real estate or other related business disciplines;
iii.         strong record of teaching and research experiences in a research university or other tertiary institutions;
iv.         administrative experiences in previous tertiary institutions and/or companies with strong communication and networking skills;
v.          an international outlook as well as regional knowledge; and
vi.         strong established networks in hospitality and real estate industries.

Previous studying/working experiences outside Hong Kong are highly valued.

Appointment of Directorship will be made on fixed terms basis for three years and subject to renewal, as appropriate. An academic appointment will also be made either on substantive rank (with tenure) or fixed terms concurrently.

Application Procedure

The CUHK Business School is engaging the executive search firm, Perrett Laver Ltd., on this search. Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications and relevant achievements. It should be accompanied by a cover letter describing how candidates meet the selection criteria, why the appointment is of interest, what they believe they can bring to the role, and a statement describing strengths and experiences in advancing the research, teaching, connection with the profession as well as community engagement in their previous and/or current institutions. For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Mr. Kenny Mak via [email protected] or +852 3702 6493.

Review of applications will begin in December 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.  Shortlisted candidates may be invited for informal discussions, on campus visits and interviews subsequently, as appropriate.

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit

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