Uppsala University
Uppsala University
World-class research and first-rate education of global use to society, business, and culture.
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Published: 15 days ago
Application deadline: May 18
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
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Uppsala University

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.


The Vice-Chancellor will be appointed by the government, acting on a proposal from the University Board of Uppsala University. The Vice-Chancellor is head of the University as a public authority and is responsible for the ongoing activities of the University subject to the instructions and guidelines issued by the University Board. 

Person specification

The Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University:

  • will be a professor who is well established in the national and international research community and is well acquainted with the academic sector, the government sector and Swedish society in general.
  • will have actively and successfully engaged in both research and education at first, second and third cycle (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD) levels, and in collaboration with the external community.
  • will have extensive experience of academic leadership, a visionary capacity and an ability to translate vision into action.
  • will have a documented commitment to issues relating to the University’s overall role in society.

The Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University will have the ability to:

  • unite the entire University by demonstrating clear and inspiring leadership based on great personal integrity, sound judgement, an ethical attitude, moral courage and decisiveness.
  • uphold collegial processes and academic freedom.
  • seek and secure support for decisions, and implement and follow up on decisions taken.
  • promote a good work environment, equal opportunities and equal treatment throughout the University.
  • support and protect broad student influence at all levels, conduct an ongoing dialogue with student representatives, and take an active interest in the University’s students in terms of both their education and student life.
  • establish and deepen relations and contacts with regional, national and international actors that are important to the University.
  • play a prominent public role and be an opinion-leader, ensuring that the University is active in public debate.
  • be a Vice-Chancellor who is clearly visible to employees and students, and who dares to take initiatives to bring about renewal and change when necessary.

Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Pay: Individual salaries

Starting: 2018-01-01.

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact 
Ann-Sofie Rosenberg, Accord Group Executive Search AB phone: +46 70-633 76 76, e-mail: annsofie.rosenberg@accordgroup.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-05-18, UFV-PA 2017/482.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-01-01
Salary Fixed pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2017/482
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Marie Ols, TCO/ST, 018-471 2459
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 10.Apr.2017
Last application date 18.May.2017 11:59 PM CET
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