ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest multi-disciplinary universities in Switzerland, with over 13,000 students and around 3,000 employees.
The School of Management and Law is one of the leading business schools in Switzerland with internationally recognized Bachelor's and Master's degree programs as well as cooperative PhD programs, well-established continuing education programs, and innovative research and development projects. As the first business school of a Swiss university of applied sciences, the SML meets the high standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it one of the top 800 business schools in the world, and is endeavoring the Triple Crown.
The Department of International Business includes the International Management Institute, the Center for Corporate Responsibility and teams for International Education, Executive Education and International Development & Projects.
Since the current holder of this position has been appointed President at another higher education institution, we are looking for a new
Director of the Department of International Business (80 - 100%)
In this key position, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the department, which consists of 50 employees. You will head the strategic development of the department in all four performance areas: degree programs, research, continuing education, and consulting. In particular, you will also have representational and networking duties, within the university as well as outside at both a national and especially an international level. As a member of the executive board you will take an active role in the advancement of the School of Management and Law.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication and integration skills. You should have extensive and proven international research and leadership experience. You are a recognized expert in the field of business management, able to think and act as an entrepreneur, and will be familiar with the university landscape. In addition, your profile includes the ability to network internationally with universities, businesses and with other organizations. You should also have above-average performance as a professor in degree programs and as a researcher. You have already successfully raised third-party funds for long-term research projects.
In this challenging leadership role you must have a PhD degree and a track record in research. In addition, you should have sound knowledge in strategic and operational management as well as in the personnel and financial management of a relevant organizational unit. Negotiation skills in English and preferably in German round off your profile.