Wanted: A new chairperson and two new members of the Board of the University of Copenhagen – University of Copenhagen

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19 June 2019

Wanted: A new chairperson and two new members of the Board of the University of Copenhagen

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From 1 January 2020, the University Board needs three new external members, including a new chairperson. The hunt is therefore on to find candidates who meet the formal requirements and the nomination bodies’ list of desired competences.

 Illustration of the vacant board seats

Chair of the Board Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen and board members Sine Sunesen and Kari Melby will resign from the University Board on 31 December 2019 when their second and last four-year term expires. The University has therefore begun the process to find a new chairperson and two new external board members: Two nomination bodies are to call for proposals and nominate board member and chairperson candidates to an appointment body, which will make the final appointments.

It is important for the University of Copenhagen to have a well-functioning board with broad competences. The University therefore encourages anyone interested who meets the requirements set out in the Statutes of the University of Copenhagen and the nomination committees’ competence descriptions to nominate themselves for external board membership or for the chair.

Read more about the nomination and appointment process.

Is it you that the University needs? 

The nomination bodies have drawn up lists of the desired competences of the new board members and the new chairperson. As the candidates have to be external, the University's own students and staff are not eligible. However, the university population is welcome to encourage suitable external candidates to nominate themselves.

The criteria may be complied with in various ways. In principle, a candidate may meet one or more of the criteria listed here:

Members:

  • Recognised researcher, preferably with international university experience.
  • Management experience, preferably in complex organisations and at top management level.
  • Experience of collaboration with a political level.
  • Economic insight and budget experience at top management level.
  • Knowledge of the University of Copenhagen and an ability to communicate the University's societal efforts.

Chairperson:

  • Preferably a top executive.
  • Experience of strategic management of a large company or organisation.
  • Experience of collaboration with a political level and significant insight into societal matters.
  • Experience of supporting, challenging and developing day-to-day management.

Deadline

If you are interested in joining the Board of the University of Copenhagen, you should send your résumé and a brief indication of your interest in board membership no later than 2 September 2019 at 12:00 noon.  You must indicate whether you are nominating yourself for board membership or for the chair, or whether you are interested in both.

Please send your indication to the University’s nomination bodies via:

The Rector's Office, Nele Høgsbro, nele.hoegsbro@adm.ku.dk

Read more about the nomination and appointment process.