Technische Universität Berlin (a public entity entitled to employ civil servants) invites applications for the position of
Vice President for Administration - pay scale B5
The position commences 01/07/2021 and is initially offered for a period of five years. The vice president for administration is employed on the basis of a public law contract with an initial term of five years. Remuneration is according to pay scale B5.
Technische Universität Berlin is a major university of technology with a rich tradition and an international reputation. Some 33,500 students study here in more than 140 degree programs and the University is involved in around 140 international cooperation programs. TU Berlin currently employs 370 professors and 7,600 staff in academic as well as administrative and technical positions. The University can point to outstanding achievements in research and teaching, an innovative program of internationalization, a wide range of spin-offs and a modern, digital, service-based administration.
The vice president for administration is a full-time member of the Executive Board and supports the president in the execution of his/her duties. The vice president for administration is in charge of the day-to-day administration and is bound by the directives of the president. The vice president for administration is further responsible for the budget and is head of the University administration covering the departments of student affairs, human resources and law, finance, building and services management, research, and international affairs.
The post holder must be qualified to hold judicial office or meet the requirements of the Civil Service Career Path Act (Laufbahngesetz) for second entry-level office in career group 2 of the General Administrative Service or the requirements stated in Section 24 (1) of the Civil Service Career Path Act and have acquired the aptitude and expertise required for the office through at least three years’ professional work in public service.
The post holder must have a good understanding of the structural organization of universities as well as science management at both national and international level and possess excellent knowledge and relevant experience of heading (university) strategic projects, including in an international context. The position requires experience in the area of quality management, particularly regarding topics of current importance such as digitalization of administrative services and sustainability. Excellent social competence, the ability to integrate and innovate, gender and diversity competence, the ability to lead and inspire staff, conflict management skills and a good knowledge of English are essential requirements for the position. The successful candidate is expected to possess an understanding of (German) higher education law, (German) budget law, (German) public law, staff and organizational development, as well as proven experience in change management.
We are looking for a team-oriented, communicative and dynamic personality for this responsible position as well as someone with many years’ experience of management in positions of leadership, ideally within science administration. The vice president for administration is expected to work in a trusting exchange with the Executive Board and other leadership personell to ensure the effectiveness of the University’s wide-ranging administrative work and develop efficient and innovative organizational structures.
The vice president for administration is selected upon the recommendation of the president by the Board of Trustees and appointed by the appropriate member of the Berlin Senate.
TU Berlin offers a modern and attractive working environment in the heart of the German capital. TU Berlin is a family-friendly university and is certified by the family-friendly university audit (audit familiengerechte hochschule). Additionally, TU Berlin is also seeking to establish mobile working as a flexible instrument for organizing employment.
How to apply:
The University is striving to increase the number of women in leading positions in response to their underrepresentation in executive positions within the institutions of the State of Berlin. As such, we particularly welcome applications from women. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability in accordance with SGB IX. We particularly welcome applications from persons with a migrant background. TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity.
To discuss the position further, please contact the President of TU Berlin, Professor Dr. Christian Thomsen at +4930 314 22200.
Please submit your application quoting reference ZUV-40/21 by email only to email@example.com.
The selection procedure will employ the services of an agency.
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