Advertisement for the position of rector (f/m/d) at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, for the term of office from 01/02/2022 until 31/01/2026
From 1 February 2022, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, is looking to fill the role of
according to the current version of the Universities Act 2002 and the current version of the election regulations for the election of members of the rectorate. The term of office is four years. Re-election is permitted. The role of rector (f/m/d) is to be carried out within the framework of a temporary employment contract with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. The exercising of this function is based on an objectives agreement and an employment contract, both of which must be concluded with the University Council.
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the Alma Mater Viridis, was founded in 1872 and today, with around 11,000 students and over 2,800 employees, is one of the leading life science universities in Europe and Austria’s sustainability university. The objective of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, is to contribute to securing livelihoods for future generations through the diversity of its specialist areas. By combining natural sciences, engineering, social and economic sciences, the university increases knowledge to ensure sustainable use of natural resources.
The rector’s (f/m/d) tasks are based primarily on Section 23(1) of the current version of the Universities Act.
Necessary qualifications as per Section 23(2)(2) of the current Universities Act:
- Able to manage a university’s organisation and finances
- International experience
Further desirable qualifications:
- University degree or equivalent qualification
- Professional experience in the fields of “sustainability” and “management of natural resources”
- Experience in management or in teaching and research in the university sector, in companies or other institutions
- Level C1 German and English skills (additional foreign language knowledge is advantageous)
- Proven personnel management skills, skills to implement contemporary requirements for diversity and equality, social and intercultural skills; ability to communicate, motivate and cooperate within the university and externally
Applications in German or English for the advertised position should contain detailed documentation about the abovementioned requirements. The applicant (f/m/d) is asked to submit in writing their ideas about the principles of administration, in particular relating to the fulfilment of statutory tasks and the further development of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, on a national and international level (see Development Plan: https://www.boku.ac.at/universitaetsleitung/rektorat/informationen-des-rektorats/).
Furthermore, the applicant (f/m/d) is expected to be able to present ideas for the management and further development of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, as part of a hearing.
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, is aiming to increase the proportion of women, especially in management positions, and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Female applicants who are equally suitable as the most suitable male competitor will be given priority unless there are reasons related to the character of a competitor.
Suitably qualified people with disabilities are also urged to apply.
Applications should be sent by post or electronically to the Chairman of the University Council, Dr. Kurt Weinberger, Büro des Universitätsrats, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Vienna, or to firstname.lastname@example.org, and must be received by no later than 10 May 2021 (date of postmark). By submitting the application, you consent to a recruitment consultancy being involved in the selection process.
The Chairman of the University Council:
Dr. Kurt Weinberger
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