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Date Posted May 04, 2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline 05/30/2020

AAUCA has commenced a comprehensive global search for the appointment of its first Rector.

This make it a unique opportunity to play a formative and leading role in developing AAUCA´s educational character and development course from its inception. It also represents an academic, pedagogical and managerial challenge of significant proportions by the expectations set by the Equatorial Guinean government and UNESCO on the future impacts of AAUCA in the training of professionals, leaders and citizens of the world, without sacrificing its role as catalysts of national development and intellectual leadership within the African region and the society at large. The successful candidate will have a track record of experience evidencing senior academic leadership and management across different countries.

S/he will be an outstanding individual and an authentic and credible representative of the University at a national and worldwide level, with an evident passion for higher education and the ability to operate effectively as a top leader within a young university looking to develop their tasks of teaching, research, creation and transmission of knowledge under a highly technological environment that needs to be strengthened and consolidated. S/he will be able to make this University a catalyst of quality assurance in all higher education tiers at national and regional level. S/he will be able to build and/or join high-level academic networks and use them for the University’s benefit, securing additional resources for the University’s future development.


•PhD or professional doctorate

•Successful leadership of a large-scale, internationally-recognized and knowledgeled organization or a major component of such an organization, preferably of academic nature

•Prior experience as rector of at least one university, preferably, or a track record of providing strategic direction and maximizing performance in a large, complex organization, preferably of academic nature

•Experience of forging and negotiating strategic partnerships, alliances and relationships

•Sophisticated understanding of current and emerging global and national trends in the field of higher education

•Strong academic credibility and a respected scholar with evidence of eminent scholarship 

•Excellent networking skills and contacts particularly with leaders in higher education in national and international contexts and with potential academic, research and commercial partners

•Be fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

Good knowledge of French is desirable


•Interested applicants are requested to email their curriculum vitae and personal statement to info-iesalc@unesco.org by indicating the vacancy title “Rector AAUCA” on the email’s subject

•The curriculum vitae submitted shall affix a recent photo (45mm x 35mm with no less than 150 pixels of quality)

•Only complete applications (curriculum vitae + personal statement + photo) will be considered

•Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview

•Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on May 30, 2020

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