Duration of contract: Two-year fixed-term appointment
1. Organizational setting
The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate education, research and capacity building university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is a centre of excellence for high-level maritime and oceans education, research, scholarship and capacity building, including for the promotion, advancement and efficiency of shipping and related fields, the improvement of maritime safety and security, and the protection of the marine environment in furtherance of the purposes and objectives of the IMO and the United Nations system. WMU’s fundamental objective is also to provide the international community, and in particular developing countries, with a centre for high-level maritime education, research, scholarship and capacity building and an effective means for the sharing of maritime technology from developed to developing maritime countries.
The World Maritime University is seeking an experienced Vice-President with an excellent academic track record in teaching, with leadership and managerial skills to fill the post of the Vice President – Academic Affairs. The person selected will work closely with and report to the President of WMU.
2. Main purpose
Under the direction of the President WMU, the Vice President, Academic Affairs serves as the one of the academic leaders of the university and is responsible for maritime and oceans education policy and academic programmes at the Malmö headquarters of the University. The responsibilities include programme review and improvement, accreditation and self- evaluation, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, academic personnel decisions, budget development, enrolment management, fiscal accountability, programme and curriculum development, and the encouragement, improvement of teaching and learning and building a solid academic team of the WMU to promote the university to its highest excellence in its education and training programmes.
3. Duties, responsibilities
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced leader with a clear, focused commitment to teaching, learning and academic excellence to promote success of the WMU’s Strategic Plans and educational outcomes. This candidate is a creative, visionary leader, team builder, excellent manager, who will inspire Faculty, staff and students. The candidate is an innovative thinker who seeks innovative solutions to problem solving and is a critical thinker with outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. The candidate is highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions.
The candidate is flexible and inter-culturally competent and is a person whose leadership style is collegial, approachable, and accessible within the university. The candidate is able to delegate responsibility and authority while maintaining accountability. This seasoned professional fosters cohesion and a sense of working together for the good of the WMU and is committed to the effective use of technology within academic and administrative environments.
The candidate must possess innovative leadership qualities and capacity to champion a vision for the University, with demonstrated skills in strategic and operational planning, policy development, quality management, research design and project management with excellent team leadership skills.
The Vice President, Academic Affairs, under the supervision of the President, is expected to:
4. Minimum requirements – education, experience and language skills
Desirable Qualifications, Competencies and Professional Experience
5. Terms and Conditions
WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
The position offers an attractive salary (D1 Grade of the ICSC salary scale), free of income tax in Sweden, a benefits package and relocation expenses. Salary: US$97,805 net per annum plus a post adjustment (currently US$40,980).
The position offers an attractive salary (D1 Grade of the ICSC salary scale), free of income tax in Sweden, a benefits package and relocation expenses. Applicants must fill in the application form, which can be found at http://wmu.se/vacancies. Should send a letter of interest, a complete CV, and the contact information of three referees to Marco Batista, Head of Human Resources.
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