Universitas 21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities, working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation. Collectively, its members enrol over 1.3 million students; employ over 220,000 staff and faculty and their collective budgets amount to over US$25bn with an annual research grant income of over US$6.5bn. All Universitas 21 member institutions are research-led, comprehensive universities providing a strong quality assurance framework to the network's activities.
Universitas 21 invites applications for the role of Executive Director to bring both strategic leadership to the network and further enhance the value of the network to its members. The key role of the Executive Director will be to provide coherence to the network, and ensure that member institutions are gaining appropriate value from Universitas 21. This exciting new post will provide stewardship to, and leadership of, the long term strategy for Universitas 21. The successful candidate will bring a sound knowledge and understanding of the academic community and be in a position to contribute to and advance strategic initiatives in a credible way. The role can be based anywhere in the world but is likely to be co-located with one of the member institutions.
Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history, and relevant achievements. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role.
For further information and details on how to apply, please click the For Candidates button above quoting reference 1726. The closing date for applications is 20th October 2014.