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Rector Magnificus Universiteit TwentePosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2020-Feb-26
University of Change Leaders
With the forthcoming departure per November 2020 of prof.dr. Thom Palstra, the current Rector Magnificus, the University of Twente (UT) is seeking a successor who can collegially lead the university and who will play a critical role in the realisation of the ambitions laid down in Shaping2030, the bold vision and strategy of UT for the new decade.
Within the collegial board of UT, the Rector is responsible for the development and implementation of UT’s education and research strategies and policies in close cooperation with other university bodies. He/she focuses on further strengthening UT’s education, research and innovation policies and bolstering the agenda of UT as a leading research university through active (international and interdisciplinary) collaboration.
UT is looking for an ambitious Rector, who is able to co-lead a large and ambitious professional organization.
The ideal candidate:
He/she endorses and will further develop the Twente Educational Model as a unique and innovative, modular educational model, and promotes the newly established ECIU University as a groundbreaking form of educational collaboration on a European scale.
UT welcomes both Dutch and international candidates. The candidate is available for two terms of 4 years.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
The Supervisory Board of UT has simultaneously advertised this pivotal vacancy internally and externally. It is being assisted in this procedure by Egon Zehnder.
Prospective applicants are requested to send a letter and their current CV by March 6, 2020.
Send your application by email to:
For more information, please call Bart Blommers (Consultant Egon Zehnder):
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The Dutch law for public sector salaries, WNT (Wet Normering Topinkomens), is applicable to this position.
University of Twente UT, founded in 1961, is an eager, fast-growing and entrepreneurial university that is at the forefront of new technology. The university fulfills a role as catalyst for change, innovation and progress in society. UT has approximately 12,000 students, 3,000 staff, and an annual budget of around EUR 350 million.
UT has started the new decade with a new and ambitious mission, vision and strategy: Shaping2030, our roadmap to a fair, sustainable and digital society. As the ultimate ‘people-first’ university of technology, we build on our ‘High Tech, Human Touch’ philosophy to empower society through sustainable solutions.
The organisation of UT consists of the Executive Board (EB), reporting to the Supervisory Board, the University Council, five faculties, three institutes and the central service departments. The Executive Board, the deans of the faculties, the scientific directors of the institutes, the director of Strategic Business Development and the secretary of the university form the Strategic Council, which shares responsibility for university-wide themes and policy proposals.
The Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board is led by Anton Schaaf. Its other members are Joep van Beurden, Nienke Boersma, Clemence Ross-van Dorp and Linda Steg.
The Executive Board
The Executive Board consists of three actively practicing collegial members: the President, Rector and Vice-President. They are appointed by the Supervisory Board. The Executive Board is responsible for the strategy, management and administration of the university.
Faculties and institutes
UT has five faculties that employ the academic staff and provide education. The five faculties are:
Students rate UT as the best university of technology in the Netherlands for both BSc and MSc education. UT has three powerful interdisciplinary research institutes of national and international renown: MESA+ (Nanotechnology), TechMed Centre (Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine) and the Digital Society Institute.
The faculties and institutes are supported by a Strategic Business Development unit, which connects excellent research to external needs and vice-versa. UT is regionally, nationally and internationally oriented, and works closely with industry and other universities in The Netherlands and abroad. Early on, UT successfully established itself as the "entrepreneurial university". UT has an impressive track record in the area of knowledge transfer.
Recently, the university was once again recognized as the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands, as well as the university with the highest societal and economic impact. For more information about the UT organization, please visit the website: http://www.utwente.nl