The German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) in Ulaanbaatar is seeking to fill the position of Rector as of November 2019. Applications by qualified candidates with Mongolian and/or German background are welcome.
GMIT is the first university in Mongolia based on bilateral governmental cooperation: The founding of this transnational university was jointly initiated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia - and in 2018, the first Bachelor students graduated. The German Federal Government and the Mongolian Government are supporting GMIT as a pioneering model for the reform of higher education in Mongolia.
Being a dynamic, state university for scientific teaching and research, GMIT strives to serve Mongolia by educating highly qualified, socially responsible, internationally recognized engineers, and by applying advanced research and innovation for the benefit of society. The university responds to both private and public sector needs in the mineral resources sector and downstream industries. With its internationally accredited study programs, GMIT wants to become a leading university of engineering and technology in Mongolia, and in Asia.
On its campus based in the Nalaikh district of Ulaanbaatar, GMIT currently runs four B.Sc. programs in the fields of Raw Materials and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Industrial Engineering, as well as an MBA program in 'International Management of Resources and Environment'. GMIT emphasizes applied and interdisciplinary research activities - right now the faculties and students are conducting more than 12 high profile research projects. Based on its international faculty and modern laboratories, GMIT aspires to extend its research network with German partner universities, Mongolian universities and international academic institutions.
Tasks of the Rector
The Rector constitutes, together with the Vice-Rector for Finance and Administration, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and the Vice-Rector for Research, the Rectorate. The Rectorate manages the University and its operations. It discusses and decides on all matters related to GMIT's academic, administrative and financial development, for which it is authorized by the University's Statutes or the Board of Governors. The Rector is the chair of the Rectorate as well as of the Academic Senate. The Rector represents GMIT internally and externally.
The Rector is responsible for developing the academic profile of the university and in charge of setting up its academic structure. He/she manages the resources of GMIT in order to reach the goals given by the University's Vision and Mission. He/she provides effective leadership in compliance with the Magna Charta Universitatum. The Rector initiates and supervises the development of policies, rules, manuals and other relevant documents for managing the university. He/she initiates and supervises quality assurance processes.
The Rector is responsible for coordinating transparent and quality-oriented recruitment procedures for the academic staff. He/she is in charge of developing an internationally oriented community of students, lecturers, researchers, and staff. The Rector is responsible for fostering a positive, welcoming and motivating school environment at GMIT and to play a central role in this in order to deal with all current and future challenges of GMIT in a team-oriented way.
Candidate's Required Background
The Rector should have a strong academic background at the level of a full professor in a field relevant to the profile of GMIT - this should be demonstrated in his research and teaching record. He/she should have international experience and have spent a part of his/her academic career abroad in particular at German universities or have had extensively collaborated and networked in the international - especially German - academic sphere. The candidate should be a senior academic with a background in building institutions and leading academic personnel. Ideally he/she should also have spent a part of his/her career in the private or public sector.
The candidate should strongly identify with the goals and the vision of GMIT and be motivated to design and manage an appropriate and creative sustainability strategy as chair of the Rectorate.
Furthermore, the successful candidate should demonstrate the following strengths:
GMIT offers exciting opportunities for development with the possibility to instigate reforms and innovation in the Mongolian higher education sector. The Rector will be part of a dynamic team in a modern and internationally oriented institution.
GMIT offers an attractive, performance-related salary package taking into consideration the candidate's experience and profile. The position is based in Nalaikh/Ulaanbaatar and limited to five years.
The Rector can be re-appointed once.
Applications from interested candidates are welcome. Candidates will be invited for an interview by a selection committee of the Board of Governors.
GMIT supports the principle of equal opportunities for male and female candidates.
Please send your application, including both a professional and a private address, no later than
September 20, 2019 - 6:00 pm
to the following address:
GMIT Office / GIZ Project Office
Baga Toiruu 62, Commod building (3rd floor)
8th khoroo, Sukhbaatar district
Please enclose your CV, testimonials and references. Your CV and cover letter must be in English. Mongolian documents like degrees and certificates have to be translated into English. Your contact for questions: Undarmaa Chuluunbaatar, Secretary - Board of Governors, Phone: +976 7023-2090, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please enclose in addition to the usual application documents an outline of an appropriate, sustainable development plan for GMIT for the next five years (approx. 5 pages in length). For more information about GMIT, please consult our website at www.gmit.edu.mn