Yachay University for Experimental Technology and Research (Yachay Tech) is to be a world-class, globally connected and regionally transformative center for research and education. It will be at the heart of Yachay City of Knowledge – a modern, vibrant metropolis with startup incubators, R&D facilities and industrial outposts. Yachay Tech, with its vision, magnitude and potential transformative effect on an entire region, challenges the imagination of those academic minds who want to change the world and have true societal impact.
By being part of the Yachay project the inaugural leadership team of higher administrators will have a truly formative effect, shaping the University and ensuring its impact on the productive matrix of an entire country and the future of higher education of an entire continent.
“The history of Ecuadorian universities will be divided in a before and after this date. Urcuquí, Imbabura…that dream called YACHAY – for me the most important project in the history of the country.” – President Rafael Correa
Yachay Tech is now following a strategy for sequential hiring which will allow the University to start operations in a limited sense as infrastructure is continuously being constructed and hiring proceeds systematically and in parallel. Having appointed its inaugural Rector, Yachay Tech is now seeking its first Chancellor.
As the academic and intellectual leader of Yachay Tech, the Chancellor is responsible for maintaining the intellectual and research rigor of the University, as well as the wellbeing of the academic units and campus life. The appointed individual will possess an outstanding academic track record in their given field and have demonstrated world-class strategic leadership, developed within large and complex organizations. Able to help guide the academic mission for Yachay Tech over the next 5-10 years, the successful candidate will inspire the international faculty to work together to deliver exceptional outcomes in education, research and translation.
The Chancellor will have responsibility for the academic growth and development of the University, which will include the establishment of new Departments, research programs and Institutes, as well as oversight of associated capital investment projects. The Chancellor will also provide leadership to the University’s academic units – ensuring that they are empowered to develop to their fullest potential and to attract high-caliber faculty, in accordance with Yachay Tech’s strategic plans.
The post is full-time and based at Yachay Tech in Ecuador. The salary and benefits will be fully commensurate with the seniority and nature of the appointment and will reflect the required high caliber of the successful candidates. For further information, or to apply for this role, please visit: www.perrettlaver.com/yachaytech quoting reference 1700.
Yachay Tech will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter of application addressing the role specification, along with teaching, research and administrative experience.
The closing date for applications is 17.00 PDT on Monday 4th August 2014.