Rector (Under-Secretary-General)

United Nations University (UNU)
Tokyo (JP)
June 10 2021
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Rector (Under-Secretary-General)
Tokyo, Japan

UNU is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching, capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. For more information, please visit   

The Position: The Rector is the chief academic and administrative officer of the University and has overall responsibility for the direction, organization, administration, and programmes of the University.

Qualifications: Advanced university degree, with strong preference for a Ph.D. The successful candidate must have a prominent academic profile with evidence of high-quality research work in the course of his/her career. In addition, he/she will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary development and policymaking challenges and will have experience translating research for policy communities. Demonstrated management experience as the head of a university or research centre is required. Fluency in English is essential.  

Experience: Established profile in the international community. Experience in managing donor relations and raising funds for organizations. Knowledge, appreciation of,  and commitment to the principles and ideals of the United Nations. Capability to maintain close cooperation with individuals, governments, and research institutions worldwide to promote scientific cooperation. Great drive and initiative to achieve the goals of UNU. Demonstrated commitment to gender and diversity issues. Fluency in other official United Nations languages is desirable.   

Application deadline: 15 July 2021

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