Dean Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Maastricht, the NetherlandsApply Now
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t: + (31) 2 0240 4379
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: competitive
Closing Date: 01/10/2019
Formal Interview Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 18,000 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Maastricht University is looking to appoint a new Dean of its Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML). The Dean holds ultimate responsibility for education, research and management of the Faculty and is expected to work closely with the Executive Board to develop and implement the strategy and vision of Maastricht University. In addition, he or she has the mandate to represent the University in the executive board of the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), a collaboration between Maastricht University and the Academic Hospital Maastricht.
FHML is known for providing high-quality international undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education in Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences. With 5300 students and 1600 degrees per year, the faculty fosters a uniquely broad, multidisciplinary learning environment in which student-centred, small-group, problem-based learning is key, and students can engage in diverse intercultural learning experiences. FHML has 1900 employees (the UM total number of employees is 4400). Faculty members conduct excellent, internationally visible scientific research in the areas of health, medicine, and life sciences and contribute to the generation of innovative solutions to a healthier region. The research budget of the faculty exceeds 115 million euro.
To facilitate knowledge creation and knowledge exchange with societal stakeholders, it invests largely in national and international collaborations. Next, to the research schools (6x) the faculty participates together with the other faculties of the University, in two important research institutes, M4I Institute for Molecular Imaging and MERLN, Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Within the Maastricht University Medical Center, the Faculty is closely collaborating with the Academic Hospital Maastricht to align patient care with research and education. In addition, the faculty participates in the Brightlands Health Campus.
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Appointment Process and How to Apply
Perrett Laver is supporting the University of Maastricht in the search for a new Dean. Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel with the public advertisement of the role. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2404 379 or by emailing email@example.com. Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4091. The closing date for applications is on Tuesday, October 1st 2019, at 09:00 CET. Applications will be considered by the selection committee in October and longlisted candidates will be invited to meet with Perrett Laver at the end of October and the first week of November. Shortlisted candidates will be selected by the committee in the second week of November and interviews with the appointment committee will take place on Wednesday the 27th of November 2019. The procedure might include a selection assessment. Furthermore, a certificate of conduct must be available for submission.
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