Dean for the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam now seeks to appoint a new Dean for the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).
The successful appointee will be an inspiring, caring, and collaborative leader with experience of working effectively with corporate connections and capable of fostering community involvement. Together with the Faculty Board, the Dean will be responsible for the Faculty’s teaching and research activities as well as for its operational management.
The successful appointee will have demonstrable ability to articulate a compelling vision for the School that will also forge beneficial partnerships across the wider University, and beyond, thereby further enhancing the international reputation of the School. S/he will determine the School’s strategy and ensures the social and economics relevance of its education and research. S/he will be a visionary leader with a strong international profile who has the experience and drive to develop and deliver the School’s strategic plan together with the Faculty’s Executive Board and Department Heads. 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.
With a proven track record as a senior leader and manager, the Dean will be experienced in education and research and will bring to the role a broad international network in science, public sector and industry. Experience working in the Dutch higher education environment, and fluency in the Dutch language, will be an advantage. A non-Dutch candidate should be willing to learn these skills as soon as possible. Fluency in English is essential.
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.
Rotterdam School of Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) is a world-leading Business School with a strong international profile and outlook. It is currently ranked ninth in Europe according to the Financial Times 2018 rankings. RSM’s international profile, quality-focused culture, and entrepreneurial mindset contribute to the School’s reputation. The School is has 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 2,600 part-time and executive education participants per year. Long before ‘global’ became an important descriptor for business education, RSM’s students, faculty and staff were already reflecting the diversity of the globalising world and developing the school into a force for positive change.
In 2017, the School adopted as its mission to be a force for positive change in the world. RSM believes business is a powerful instrument for solving to the problems 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. The School educates and prepares students, academics and people in business to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Moreover, RSM strives to create a distinctive educational and academic environment where everyone has equal opportunities, feels at home and is able to reach his or her full potential.
Research and education at Rotterdam School of Management covers topics in management and business. The school is organised into seven Departments: Accounting and Control, Business-Society Management, Finance, Marketing Management, Organisation and Personnel Management, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, and Technology and Operations Management.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a research-intensive university that prides itself on promoting research and education with a clear societal relevance. Founded over 100 years ago as the Netherlands School of Commerce, Erasmus University today is a renowned, public research university ranked 70th and 131st globally according to the THE and CWTS rankings. 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.
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2404 378 or by emailing Jack.Bircher@perrettlaver.com. Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/, 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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