DIRECTOR, Research and Innovation (full-time) (317366) - The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and higher education associations in 47 countries.
The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and higher education associations in 47 countries.
Located in Brussels, the EUA secretariat is comprised of around 35 staff members; EUA’s mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of education and research at the European level through studies, projects and services to members.
DIRECTOR, Research and Innovation (full-time)
EUA seeks a highly motivated and experienced professional to take responsibility for the Association’s Research and Innovation activities upon the retirement of Dr John Smith at the end of 2013. The Director R&I is responsible for the planning and implementation of all relevant activities, including policy and project development, external fund raising and cooperation with other relevant European organizations, and also plays an important representative role on behalf of EUA at conferences, meetings and events in Brussels and across Europe.
The post is of strategic importance to the EUA as it is focused on supporting and enhancing the role of universities as key research actors at European level. The successful candidate will therefore have considerable experience of research and/or research administration/management at university level as well as a wide knowledge of European higher education, research and innovation policy.
Reporting to the Secretary General, the key responsibilities of the Director of Research and Innovation are:
A. Overall management of Research and Innovation activities, including responsibility for oversight of the Council for Doctoral Education (CDE), the work of the Research Partnership Unit and other teams as appropriate;
B. Organising and managing EUA’s Research Policy Working Group (RPWG), including preparation and follow-up of agendas and documents, and input to EUA Statutory meetings (Board and Council);
C. Maintaining strategic dialogue with, and representation towards European institutions and other European bodies, as well as coordination of these activities with members at national level;
D. Developing and supporting partnerships and collaborations with major European university groups and networks, as well as with European membership associations representing other R&I partners.