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Goethe University Frankfurt
Goethe University Frankfurt is a leading international research and teaching university located in the cosmopolitan Rhine-Main area of Germany. Founded in 1914 by the
citizens of Frankfurt, it again became an independent Foundation with autonomy in a wide range of matters in 2008. With over 47,000 students, more than 6,500 professors,
administrators and other employees, and a broad range of academic disciplines, Goethe University Frankfurt is one of the largest universities in Germany.
Goethe University Frankfurt is seeking its new
to take office on January 1st, 2021.
The ideal candidate will have a proven academic and administrative track record including successful work in research and teaching, several years of experience in leadership positions in research or university institutions, a drive for strategic planning, strong communication skills both with internal teams and external partners, leadership and organization skills, willingness to exercise judgment and carry through on decisions, and familiarity with managing political relationships and discussions both at a local and an international level. It is expected that the leadership by the new President will exemplify the mission of this major university and further develop a lasting institutional profile for the university in all of its constituent parts for the future. The candidate should have strong abilities and willingness to continue sharpening the focus of the university and to expand its cooperation with other research universities and institutions as well as with partners in the business community and society at large.
The powers, prerequisites, and employment status of the position of President are set out in the University Act of the State of Hesse (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG)), in particular §§ 38 and 39 HHG. The President is elected by the Full Senate of Goethe University Frankfurt after nomination by the University Council. The office tenure is six years; re-election, also for the President currently in office, is permitted.
Goethe University Frankfurt is committed to equal opportunity and is built on diversity. It seeks to increase the percentage of women in leadership position and thus expressly requests qualified persons of female gender who are considering an application to apply. Severely disabled candidates will be given priority over other candidates with equal academic and personal qualifications.
Applications should be received by March 9th, 2020 and sent to the Chair of the University Council (Hochschulrat) of Goethe University Frankfurt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner, stamped personal/confidential, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Chausseestraße 111, D-10115 Berlin, or per email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chair of the University Council will be happy to answer any questions you may have (phone: +49 30 206 049-41).