25 Jan 2017
- 28 Feb 2017

Principal Lecturer (Communication Design) | Hong Kong Design Institute

The Hong Kong Design Institute invites applicants for the position of Principal Lecturer (Communication Design). 


POSITION: Principal Lecturer (Communication Design)
Hong Kong Design Institute
Design Discipline
Ref.: C/HKDI/PL(CD)/01/17-MA1
Closing date for application: 28 February 2017


Major Duties:

(a)   To play a leading role in the planning, development and management of the discipline / operational unit to ensure an efficient and smooth operations of the discipline / operational unit;

(b)   To provide academic leadership in curriculum design and development, validation and accreditation of courses in the area of Visual Communication Design including advertising, branding, graphic, printing and publishing, etc.;

(c)   To lead the Visual Communication Design programme, department projects and functions, including but not limited to industry collaborations, consultancy services, research studies, seminars and exhibitions;

(d)   To develop and implement top-up degree and in-service training initiatives for the Department of Communication Design and Digital Media (CDM) in the area of Visual Communication Design;

(e)   To develop and expand the Visual Communication Design programme and the Department of CDM in the area of internationalization to be in line with the overall direction and development of the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and the discipline;

(f)    To develop and review quality policies and procedures, and to oversee the academic quality of the training programmes of the discipline / operational unit;

(g)   To support and coordinate the overall development and implementation of the discipline initiatives;

(h)   To support in the promotion and branding of the Department of CDM and the HKDI; and

(i)    To perform teaching duties and / or supervise student projects where necessary.



(a)   A recognized degree and a post-graduate qualification in Communication Design or related discipline, preferably with relevant professional qualifications;

(b)   At least 8 years’ relevant experience in Communication Design related area at an appropriate level of responsibility;

(c)   Proven record of programme design and curriculum development;

(d)   Proven abilities and recognition in network building, preferably with networking abilities in the international and local creative industry and education sector;

(e)   Good understanding of the development of vocational and professional education and training as well as good understanding of the strategic development of the relevant Discipline / programme of activities;

(f)    Exceptional leadership and managerial skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to lead and deliver quality outcomes in tight time-frames; and

(g)   Good presentation skills and a high level of proficiency in both English and Chinese, preferably including Putonghua.

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be required to take a written assessment in English, and make a presentation at the interview.



(a) Application forms [VTC-1 (Rev. 12/2012)] are available from: (i) G/F., VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong; or (ii) the website: http://www.vtc.edu.hk/html/en/career.html.

(b) A completed application form, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent either by post to the Human Resources Division, 18/F, VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or by email to .  Please specify on the envelope the reference of the post being applied for.


Closing date for application: 28 February 2017


Applicants not invited for interview within 10 weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  The Council reserves the right not to fill the post(s).  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only and will be destroyed within 24 months.