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Advisor to the Vice-Rector

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide. We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place! Your Role… Reporting to the new vice-rector of research, doctoral education and interdisciplinarity, the advisor will give independent and active support to the vice-rector in strategic and operational issues. Together with the Vice-Rector, the advisor will develop and implement relevant strategies and measures and act as an important interface between internal and external entities. As a key member of the VRR’s team, the advisor contributes to advance research and innovation goals, and to foster academic and operational excellence throughout the University of Luxembourg. – Seek good practices and provide international benchmarking for UL’s goals, enabling new initiatives as well as procedures and processes related to research and innovation, in coordination with the Research Support Department, Faculties and Interdisciplinary Centres; – Issue advice and case management to the VRR at request or at own initiative and prepare decision proposals; – Build strong relationships and credibility within the rectorate, with senior academic and administrative staff across the University, working collaboratively to advance research and innovation goals and to foster academic and operational excellence throughout the institution; – Contribute to the coordination of committees and/or working groups across the University and from key external agencies; – Manage and contribute to the periodic and ad hoc production of reports, presentations and/or publications to internal and/or external stakeholders on strategic issues. What we expect from you… – A PhD or equivalent in one of the scientific disciplines of the University; – Deep knowledge of the higher education sector essential; – Proven track record in project management and concept writing; – Ability to analyse, use and present complex data effectively; – Demonstrated integrity, excellent judgement and diplomacy, and well-developed oral and written communication skills, allowing you to handle sensitive issues while maintaining the respect and confidentiality of all parties; – Team-oriented and comfortable in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment; – Proficiency with modern office software, spreadsheets and collaborative platforms; – Excellent command of English, fluency in French; German and/or Luxembourgish are a plus; – Open-minded, proactive, able to multi-task and able to work autonomously; – Welcoming and service oriented attitude. In Short… – Contract Type: Permanent – Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week – Location: Belval – Internal Title: Strategic advisor – Job Reference: UOL05480 How to apply… Applications should include: – Curriculum Vitae – Cover letter A list of maximum three references including their contact information and current positions. Please indicate their relationship to you. The referees will be contacted only upon approval from you; We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by January, 22nd 2023. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff. In return you will get… – Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). – A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure. – A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs ……

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