• Eurecom, Biot, France
  • Sep 18, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other Deans & Directors

Job Description


EURECOM is seeking a Director who has interest and competence to lead and develop the university, balancing long-term values and continuous change processes. The Director shall have a vision that contributes to keep EURECOM a strong brand in research and education in cooperation with industry and academia at the local, national, European and international levels.

The Director position combines the roles of Administrator of the Consortium (EIG, GIE under French Law) and Scientific and Pedagogical Director.

EURECOM is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to succeed the current director who will step down as Director and Administrator at the end of the academic year in 2021, after completing his final five-year term.

The Director has overarching responsibility for Leadership, Management, Education and Research.

Please see the detailed job description located on our website for further information:

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Academic record: PhD in the field of Information and Communications Technology highly recommended
  • Proven record of competence in the core areas: teaching, research, research transfer, cooperation with industry and international cooperation
  • Proficiency in at least English and French; additional languages appreciated
  • Proven record of leadership within academic or public or private research organizations
  • Awareness of diversity/gender equality work issues

 Personal Skills

  • Strong ability to make decisions while at the same time instilling trust and respect
  • Self-confidence and confidence in his/her leadership, determination and ability  to be a leader in academia, and to see opportunities for EURECOM and to create engagement in these
  • Excellent communication skills, development-oriented drive with a visionary approach, integrity, and willingness to delegate as needed
  • Ability to inspire Faculty, Staff and students, and to achieve results in partnership with others
  • A drive to set high standards and to encourage innovative ideas
  • Commitment to high-quality education and dedication to excellence in research
  • Strong interpersonal skills, genuine interest in other people, ability to listen, openness, sound judgement, fairness, accessibility
  • Deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Application Details

How to apply?

Applications should be directed to

including a cover letter and a recent CV.


For any queries you may have about this opportunity, please contact:


Key Dates:

2020/09/15 Publication of the position

2020/11/10 Deadline for application

December to March: Candidate shortlisting, interviews and selection

2021/07/01 Beginning of service


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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at EURECOM and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

Application Deadline

10 November 2020