The European University Institute (EUI) announces that the position of Principal will be vacant from September 2016. The appointment is for a period of 5 years, renewable for another 3 years.
A distinctly international organization, today including 21 member states, the EUI was created in 1972 by the founding states of the European Union to provide advanced academic education and to promote academic research at the highest level in the areas of Economics, History and Civilization, Law, Political and Social Sciences.
The EUI Principal, supported by a Secretary-General, directs the Institute in close cooperation with professors, researchers and administrative staff and should:
  • be an internationally recognized scholar, with a distinguished record in terms of outstanding academic achievements, preferably in one of the EUI’s disciplines;
  • have a good understanding of European affairs;
  • have senior management competence and experience, preferably acquired in a university or other highlevel research institution, or have held positions of responsibility at a national or international level;
  • have the proven capacity to lead, inspire and promote cooperation and manage change in a complex organisation, and the strategic insight to act as an effective advocate for the EUI internationally;
  • have experience of working in an international context.
The responsibilities of the Principal will include the management of cultural diversity. Proficiency in at least two European languages will be an asset.
The EUI offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Candidates should apply directly to the EUI with a full CV and a strategy paper enclosed.
Complete information on application and selection procedures is available at: www.eui.eu/principalvacancy
Closing date: April 6, 2016 Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on May 4, 2016 in Florence.
The EUI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all sectors of society.