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Head of the Department of International Strategy and Relations (f/m/d)
Head of the Department of International Strategy and Relations (1.0 FTE)
Specifications Location Groningen, Broerstraat 5 Function types Managerial positions; Managerial positions Scientific fields Economics Hours max. 38 hours per week Salary max. € 6738 per month Education University Graduate Job number 219468 About employer University of Groningen
The Head of ISR will:
advise the Board of the University, the faculty boards and the service unit boards on internationalization (strategy, implementation, monitoring and organization), international reputation management and international collaboration
advise faculties and service units where relevant, incorporate their advice when developing policies or project, and facilitate bottom-up initiatives in the field of internationalization that will strengthen the University
represent the University in national and international networks and consultative bodies
closely follow developments in the field of internationalization and translate these where relevant into university initiatives (where possible linked to UG's three central themes of Healthy Ageing, Sustainable Society and Energy)
further shape the Department together with the ISR team members, take responsibility for the organizational and personnel management of the Department, and ensure smooth communication and collaboration at all levels (within the Department, within the Office of the University, and within the university), in order to achieve UG's internationalization objectives.
Master's degree or PhD
management experience in a highly political working environment
broad and relevant experience in the area of internationalization in education and research (policy, implementation and/or organization)
a clear vision on how to raise the international profile of a higher education institution ranked in the global Top 100
excellent oral and writing skills in English and the willingness to learn Dutch if this is not the mother tongue. Proficiency in German or in one of the modern world languages is considered a plus, as is knowledge of the Dutch higher education system and of the European policy agenda in the field of education and research.
In addition, candidates must have the following competences:
strategic advisory skills and persuasive power
proven leadership skills
excellent networking and communication skills.
Conditions of employment
Fixed-term contract: 12 months.
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
- a salary based on qualifications and experience of between € 5,294 and € 6,738 (salary scale 14) gross per month for a full-time position
- an appointment initially on temporary basis (for one year). An evaluation will take place within that year to assess whether the prospect of appointment for an indefinite period is possible. This also depends on developments within the organization and depends on your performance.
The selection procedure may include an assessment.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
Department Office of the University
The University of Groningen (UG) is very ambitious in the area of internationalization and has been a frontrunner in this area for many years. The UG considers internationalization an instrument for enhancing and innovating education and research. Given that internationalization is a key element in the universities strategy, it is intended to engage all staff and students. Due to the increasing scale and complexity of internationalization, it is essential to manage expertise, and to initiate, maintain and evaluate international collaboration.
The Department of International Strategy and Relations (ISR) is responsible for formulating and implementing UG's internationalization policy, in close consultation with the universities faculties and service units, and in a dialogue with high-quality international partners, consortia, and networks. ISR is UG's first point of contact in the area of internationalization, both internally (e.g. for UG faculties and service units) and externally (for national and international partner institutions, umbrella organizations and agencies). The department mainly concentrates on policy development, policy advice, programme and project management, and on international relations management.
Structure and incorporation of the Department
ISR is a compact central policy department within the Office of the University. The department maintains functional links to the Board, the faculties and all other service units and other departments within the Office of the University. The department currently has 11 staff members. The Head reports to the management of the Office of the University.
Dr S.E.A. van Galen, General Manager of the Office of the University of Groningen
+31 50 3635280 secr.
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