Dean of Faculty

February 28, 2014

Hotelschool The Hague is a dynamic, international Hospitality Business School with campuses in The Hague and Amsterdam. Hotelschool The Hague is entrepreneurial, business-like and quality-driven. Our faculty is professional, experienced and international; colleagues work together in small, cohesive teams. Our graduates can be found all over the world working in senior management positions in the field of hospitality. Our vision is: Best faculty, best students.
Hotelschool The Hague has an immediate vacancy for the newly created position of:

Dean of Faculty
International academic leader with hospitality business experience

Hotelschool The Hague is seeking an entrepreneurial academic to lead Hotelschool The Hague through the next phase of its evolution, to become a global platform for exchange of knowledge regarding hospitality management, leadership, and personal excellence. The ideal candidate is a former hospitality industry executive who has become a leading educator as well. A Ph.D. or DBA is desired but not essential. It is most important for the Dean to be accepted and respected as a leader in both academia as well as the hospitality industry.

The Dean will have a strong track record of managing change and advancing strategic initiatives, and will work together with stakeholders to create a shared vision. An accomplished communicator and academic leader, the Dean will be capable of rallying and mentoring staff and faculty and creating a positive work and learning culture. Possessing an insider’s understanding of the corporate world, the Dean will be adept at managing relationships and creating partnerships with external stakeholders. Familiar with the dynamic environment, the Dean will continually be focused on the future of the hospitality industry, and our changing role within this future environment.

Position in the organisation
The Dean of Faculty reports to the President Board of Directors, and serves as a leading member of this board, responsible for all academic affairs. While the major focus is on a world class Bachelor program, other responsibilities include a Masters and Executive Masters program and a Research Centre focused on hospitality.

The Dean is responsible for school’s faculty, administered through Chairs and organised by traditional academic discipline. Additionally, all department heads over programs and academic support services report to the Dean of Faculty. The Dean will work in close cooperation with the General Managers of the two campuses (Amsterdam and The Hague) that are responsible for the daily operation of our facilities and the practical training that takes place through the operation of two hotels, five restaurants, cafes and catering facilities.

As the leader of the academic program, the Dean’s responsibilities will include but not necessarily be limited to:

The Dean of Faculty, along with the Chairman of the Board of Directors will be responsible for the global positioning of Hotelschool The Hague. The Dean will work with other stakeholders, such as faculty, students, staff and industry executives to continuously monitor and assess the changing environment as an international business school and a centre of excellence in terms of hospitality leadership and concepts.

The Dean of Faculty has a situational leadership style that is future oriented and closely focused on a team orientation. As in industry, the Dean will work with direct reports focused on outcomes while at the same time create an environment for personal development and growth.

The Dean of Faculty oversees all educational and research programs of Hotelschool The Hague to ensure meaningful academic outcomes, quality, alignment with academic trends, alignment with developments in the international hospitality industry, leadership and education, effectiveness and financial viability.

Educational support and services
The Dean of Faculty oversees teaching and learning strategies, didactics, quality management and faculty development.

External relations
The Dean of Faculty participates in an international network of hospitality executives as well as hospitality business schools in order to promote the exchange of best practices and programs for both students and faculty. The Dean of Faculty maintains external relations at a strategic level with stakeholders in the Dutch educational system.

The Dean of Faculty is responsible for the multi-annual academic plan based on the academic vision and strategy in line with the overall strategy of Hotelschool The Hague. While not currently the custom, we envision a time in the near future where alternative forms of financing will be necessary. As such, the Dean will be responsible for developing a strategy to implement various fundraising activities.

The ideal candidate has a Master degree, preferably a Ph.D or DBA, excellent leadership skills, working experience in hospitality business and international higher education.

Hotelschool The Hague offers a salary commensurate with experience as well as an attractive benefits program. Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. For international applicants, Hotelschool The Hague offers an excellent package of expat services and fringe benefits, based predominantly upon your individual needs.

Additional information
You will mainly be located in The Hague and are willing to work at our campuses in The Hague and Amsterdam. More information about the position is available from Mrs. drs. B.W. Gemen, Human Resource Manager, telephone 00 31 (0)70-3512481. Please send your application letter and CV, in English, to Mr T.T. Kusse, MAO, Human Resources Advisor. The position will be open until filled.

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