Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences announces an open international competition for the position of Rector

As stated by the Chairman of the ViA Council Dr.rer.pol. Arnis Sauka: “I will be glad if the next Rector of the University will be an energetic, motivated person able to evaluate what has already been done at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, as well as manage the university to reach new heights by attracting students and improving study quality with policy makers, entrepreneurs and society at large, in Valmiera, Latvia and internationally. This is an open competition. I invite anyone who meets these qualities to apply. ”

Individuals with the following qualifications are welcome to apply for the Rector’s position: a doctoral degree, scientific experience and achievements, experience and achievements in higher education or innovation, work experience at senior managerial position, work experience in international environment and impeccable reputation. Salary for performing the duties of the Rector: 4500.00 EUR per month before taxes.

Until May 5th, 2022, in order to apply for Stage I of the competition, applicants shall submit a motivation letter addressed to ViA Council, containing information regarding compliance with the criteria for the candidate, including confirmation of an impeccable reputation, as well as a vision regarding the strategic development of ViA. Applicants shall submit copies of documents confirming education, academic and scientific qualifications, a curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of scientific publications or other evidence regarding activities in the areas of science, higher education, or innovation. The applicant shall submit their agreement to personal data processing for the purposes of the procedure of selection and election of a candidate for ViA Rector’s position.

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) will provide the opportunity of the Latvian language training for the successful applicant without the knowledge of Latvian. The candidate will be required to acquire the Latvian language skills (working language level) in 3 years from the time of election.

The Rector of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences is elected according to the Rules, available here:

Should there be any questions, please contact the Chairman of ViA Council: