The College of Europe invites applications for the position of Rector. He or she will succeed the present Rector, Professor Paul DEMARET, who will retire in the summer of 2013.
The College of Europe is a postgraduate institute of European studies founded in 1949 in the wake of the first Congress of the European Movement held in The Hague in 1948. The College benefits from the support of the European Union, the Belgian federal government, the Polish government, the Flemish authorities, the City of Bruges and from a great many European countries and regions, as well as from a number of private foundations and business firms. Its truly European and international character is reflected in its faculty, student body and administrative organs. The College consists of two campuses, one in Bruges (Belgium), the other in Natolin (Warsaw-Poland). Further information on the College of Europe can be found at (www.coleurope.eu)
The Rector holds the overall academic and administrative responsibility for the College as a whole and is assisted by a Vice-Rector who assures the daily administrative management of the Natolin (Warsaw) campus. He or she is committed to further the objectives and traditions of the College, as outlined in the statutes. He or she reports directly to the President of the Administrative Council, Mr Íñigo MéNDEZ DE VIGO.
Applicants should demonstrate solid academic experience in the field of European studies, a capacity to administer an academic institute of some complexity, and should be able to combine the pursuit of academic excellence at international level with sound budgetary management.
The rectorship is a full-time position, which excludes the pursuit of any other professional activity or academic affiliation. It requires permanent residence in Bruges and regular presence in Natolin. Full knowledge of the two working languages of the College, English and French, is required. Knowledge of Dutch would be considered an asset as well as some knowledge of Polish.
The appointment is for five years, once renewable, starting in August 2013. The employment contract falls under Belgian law.
Housing is provided both in Bruges and Natolin.
Before taking up his or her appointment, the new Rector would be expected to be available to spend some time with the current rector in order to become familiar with College matters.
Applications for the position should be made by e-mail and by post to
Mr Íñigo MÉNDEZ DE VIGO
President of the Administrative Council
c/o Ms Ann VERLINDE
College of Europe
BE – 8000 Brugge
%20ann [dot] verlinde [at] coleurope [dot] eu ( ann [dot] verlinde [at] coleurope [dot] eu)
by September 30, 2012. A detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and the names of two referees should be included.
Further particulars about the post and information concerning the conditions can be obtained from Mr Jan DE MONDT, Director of Administration and Finance (jan [dot] de_mondt [at] coleurope [dot] eu) or Mrs Angela O'NEILL, Director of Communications and Languages (angela [dot] oneill [at] coleurope [dot] eu) from 16 August 2012 onwards.