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Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is looking for an ambitious and talented Head for their Centre of Expertise (department) Marketing and Supply Chain Management. In an environment committed to high quality research and education, combining academic rigor with real-world relevance and impact, the new Head will lead on positive and exciting developments within the Centre and wider School of Business and Economics (SBE).
The Head of the Centre of Expertise will take an active lead in optimally aligning the Centre’s activities in research and education, external funding, academic citizenship, and dissemination, and developing a long-term strategic vision for the academic work field. The Head holds responsibility for cultivating and developing the Centre’s human capital within a positive and welcoming academic work environment. Holding budget responsibility, the Head maintains a financially and administratively well-run Centre of Expertise.
The Head is an active member of SBE’s senior management team and should therefore also ensure the Centre’s contribution to the development and execution of SBE’s overall strategy. Furthermore, the Head will actively stimulate, initiate and intensify collaboration and cooperation of the Centre of Expertise of Marketing and Supply Chain Management with the other Centres and institutes in SBE and beyond. The Head will contribute to the Centre’s academic and professional exposure (inter)nationally.
SBE is looking for the following in the ideal candidate:
You are an acknowledged and respected scholar within your field;
You are a full or associate professor in the area of marketing or supply chain management;
You have experience with education and are willing to embrace Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a pedagogical principle;
You have a demonstrated ability to attract funding both internationally and nationally;
You have experience with creating societal impact and with collaborating with non-academic parties;
You have management experience and successes;
You have credibility and impact in relation to staff, students, and other heads, and generate involvement and collaboration when formulating and executing the centre’s and SBE’s strategies;
You have a keen eye for identifying, developing, and motivating talent;
You understand and see the possibilities of creating synergies between centres of expertise;
You contribute to the overall management dialogue and development in SBE’s management fora, as well as the collegial leadership development within SBE;
You contribute to the centre’s and SBE’s academic/professional exposure internationally;
You have a relevant professional and personal network, and the abilities to expand it in relation to the position’s tasks.
The new Head of Centre of Expertise has an enthusiastic leadership style focused on connecting individuals. S/he is forward thinking, goal setting and a good communicator.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.
The salary of the chosen candidate will be determined in consultation.
School of Business and Economics
SBE is one of the youngest Faculties of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organisations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.
Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, is still growing. It is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based education model, characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is multidisciplinary and thematic, inspired by issues such as sustainability, European integration, healthy ageing and the influence of technological developments on society. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, almost half of its students and one third of its academic staff is international, representing over 100 different nationalities.
Maastricht University (UM)
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