Welcome to a challenging academic leadership opportunity at School of Engineering, Jönköping University. We can offer you a role in an organization with a high ambition to be a leading institution in developing and spreading new technology and knowledge that strengthen the international competitiveness of small, medium-sized and large enterprises.

Your mission is to lead the organization into the future and place School of Engineering and Jönköping University in the forefront both nationally and internationally, accomplishing excellent results in research, preparing students to be successful in industry, and creating an even more attractive workplace for students, faculty and staff.

The Dean and Managing Director is responsible for the school’s operations, finances and results, and reports to the President of Jönköping University. As a part of Jönköping University’s Executive team, a core focus of the role is to support the President in the development and management of Jönköping University as a whole. Your main task will be to operationalize the strategy of Jönköping University:

  • Increase student attraction and satisfaction
  • Increase international education across the University
  • Increase internationally competitive research
  • Improve external engagement

As Dean and Manging Director, you will be responsible for the strategic planning and follow-up supporting the strategy. You are responsible for the academic leadership of the school, including all aspects of teaching, research, funding and knowledge transfer. Another important task is the management of external stakeholders in a large network of industry partners and funding stakeholders, both regionally, nationally and internationally. Furthermore, you will have an overall responsibility for the administrative organization, recruitment of faculty and work environment.

To be successful in this role you need a PhD degree in a relevant field and experience of building and developing research environments. You also need a solid management experience as a head of department within an academic institution, or other similar position, with full responsibility for operations, resources and employees.

As a leader, you have the ability to understand both the national and international conditions and opportunities for higher education and research, as well as developing, defining and implementing strategies. You understand the conditions for external funding and how to achieve a fruitful and rewarding collaboration between academia and industry.

Your leadership is characterized by the ability to listen, communicate and make decisions with integrity and confidence. You also have experience of leading a management team and other leaders, as well as leading in change. You are a present leader with an interest in people. You have good communication skills in both Swedish and English.

School of Engineering is organized as a limited company owned by Jönköping University Foundation. School of Engineering is one of Sweden’s leading schools in the field of engineering and a member of the CDIO initiative, which is a prestigious collaboration for leading engineering schools worldwide.

Research and doctoral education are targeted at industrial product realization in cooperation with industry, research institutes and other university collages of technology. The school has close collaboration with small and medium-sized enterprises regionally and nationally as well as large companies such as Volvo, Scania, Electrolux and Husqvarna Group, internationally.

The school has approximately 2,600 students and 170 faculty and staff.

Jönköping University is a young professional-oriented university characterised by a high degree of internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive collaboration with the surrounding society. It is one of three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates.

The University offers 60 programmes and specializations on Bachelor’s and Master’s level and prepares students for working in an international environment. Focus areas within research are entrepreneurship and renewal; technical expertise and know-how to small, medium-sized and large companies; health, care and social work from a holistic perspective; and conditions for education and communication.

Research and education are carried out at four schools: School of Engineering, Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication and School of Health and Welfare.

Jönköping University has approximately 10,000 students, of which 1,500 are international students, 720 faculty and staff and collaborates with 350 international partner universities and 800 host companies.

Will this be your next challenge? Find out more and submit your application (cover letter and CV) on our website, www.mercuriurval.se (ref.nr SE- SE-11484) no later than 28 November, 2016. If you have any questions please contact our consultants Christian Nyhlén, direct/mobile 0733-66 75 76 or Per Anders Nilsson direct/mobile 0703-124448 at Mercuri Urval.