Ref: 3827

Rotterdam School of Management

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

Dr Jack Bircher

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 04/01/2019

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a research-intensive university that prides itself on promoting research and education with a clear societal relevance. Based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam, EUR positions itself as an international knowledge hub for critical thinking and academic training, driven by a strong focus on current societal issues. On the lively, modern campus, a very international student body of more than 28,000 students is constantly encouraged to develop their talents and pursue their ambitions.
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) is a world-leading Business School with a strong international profile and outlook that wants to be a force for positive change in the world. RSM believes business is a powerful instrument for solving issues impacting society, economics and the environment. RSM aims to improve the practice of business and management through its ground-breaking research, its world-class education, and its engagement with industry and society. RSM is a competitively ranked Business School with 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 2,600 part-time and executive education participants per year.
RSM now seeks to appoint a new Dean. With a proven successful track record as a senior leader and manager, the successful appointee will have ultimate responsibility for the School’s teaching and research activities as well as for its operational management. The Dean’s responsibility stretches beyond the Faculty: Together with the Deans from the six other Faculties and two Institutes, united in the College of Deans, the new Dean contributes to and supports interfaculty cooperation as well as the further development of the University as an organisation. 
She/he will be a critical, creative, caring and collaborative leader with the ability to articulate a compelling vision and strategy for the future development of the organisation and administration of the School with regard to all teaching (including executive education) and research. Reporting directly to the Executive Board of EUR, she/he will have the experience and drive to consolidate and strengthen the School’s world-leading international reputation.
The term of a Dean appointment is four years and can be renewed. The appointment is associated with a tenured Full Professor appointment in one of the Departments at the School. The compensation package is competitive relative to European salaries and also comes with additional specific and attractive secondary terms of employment.
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. Applications, consisting of a full curriculum vitae and motivation letter addressing the person specification, should be uploaded quoting reference 3601. The closing date for applications is 9am CET on Friday 4th January 2019.
Applications will be considered by the selection committee in mid-January. Perrett Laver will conduct preliminary discussions with longlisted candidates and the selection committee will then meet to decide on a shortlist of candidates in mid-February. These individuals will subsequently be invited for informal sessions and for formal interview with the Selection Committee in March. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate will take place thereafter. The procedure will include a selection assessment.

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