Position announcement: Dean of the Faculty

Academic Senate of the Faculty invites applications for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU). A visionary and entrepreneurial leader will have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of a major research university.

Institution description

CTU is the premiere national technical research university and ranks 173rd worldwide in the Engineering and Technology category of the 2014 TOPUNIVERSITIES. Profiting from the tradition as the oldest technical institute in Central Europe, the University with 8 faculties and more than 24 000 students enrolled plays the key role in technical education in the Czech Republic.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) is the largest faculty at CTU with 1800 undergraduates and 1300 graduate students in 7 programmes: Communication, Multimedia and Electronics; Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management; Cybernetics and Robotics; Open Informatics; Software Technology and Management; Intelligent Buildings; Biomedical Engineering and Informatics.

The Faculty operates with an annual budget of over CZK 700 million on behalf of the academic staff comprising of 50 full professors, 70 associate professors and 260 other faculty members. The budget is funded evenly from education and research resources. FEE includes several internationally recognized departments and engages in research on the world-class level in several disciplines of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Position of the Dean

The Dean of FEE will be the chief executive officer, expected to define a vision for the Faculty that promotes the academic excellence and a leading role in the University while negotiating changes in the landscape of higher education and demographic transition in the country. The dean will pursue opportunities for industry collaboration, and enrichment of the curriculum.

As the leader of the Faculty, the Dean will collaborate with the Rector of the University and Academic senate of the Faculty. The Dean will advocate for FEE when working on matters of resource allocation and academic priorities. The new dean and his chosen team of vice-deans will work closely with department directors in personnel matters, including recruitment, teaching and budgetary constraints.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated managerial capabilities in large organizations comparable to FEE, proven leadership and administrative skills, and relevant experience in research or teaching in a scientific discipline. He or she will ultimately report to the Academic Senate. Czech fluency is not a requirement, but the Dean will be expected to communicate effectively in a Czech work environment.

The Dean will be appointed to a four-year term starting in June 2015. The Dean’s duties include:

  • managing the budget and long-term investments
  • setting academic rules and policies
  • chairing the FEE Scientific Council
  • appointing vice-deans and department heads
  • defining the organizational structure
  • serving as the Faculty’s official representative and as a liaison to industry partners and other Faculties

 

Application details

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a management strategy proposal that articulates the candidate’s vision and a signed agreement with the application. Candidates will introduce themselves and participate in a question-and-answer session with faculty members on May 27, 2015. The members of the Academic Senate are particularly interested in hearing about the following topics:

  • priorities in education, research and industry collaboration; their balance and symbiosis
  • quality management and structuring career progress
  • selectivity of admission and changes to the curriculum
  • support for international students
  • evaluation of teaching

 

The materials must be received printed and signed, with an electronic version (on a CD or USB drive). The sealed envelope should be superscribed “Dean application - DO NOT OPEN”. The candidates should be aware that the received materials are not considered confidential and will be displayed publicly. For full consideration, the application must be received before May 22, 2015 14:00 CEST to the address:

Academic Senate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Technická 2
166 27 Praha 6
Czech Republic

 

The Dean will be chosen by a vote of FEE academic senate members on June 1, 2015.
The position of the Dean requires a positive lustration cerficate by the law No. 451/1991. The Dean is a Public Official bound by the law No. 159/2006.
For more information please contact Dr. Petr Habala (habala@fel.cvut.cz).

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