07 August 2020
22 September 2020
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


On the 1st January 2021, Cork Institute of Technology will join with Institute of Technology, Tralee to establish Munster Technological University (MTU). With its student population of over 18,000 across six campuses, MTU will be operating at significant scale providing academic programmes and delivering leading multidisciplinary, industry-focused research with national and international partners. The mission of MTU is to lead change and, through education, empower people for a successful future in a globalised world. This mission will be achieved through excellence in education, research and engagement as well as through an organisational culture which is focused on recognising and meeting the needs of individuals, enterprise partners and the broader society.

A vibrant community of students, academics and professionals, MTU will deliver agile, studentcentred learning, embedding digital technologies into a range of learning models and careerfocused education, research and innovation activities, with a strong entrepreneurial ethos.

MTU is now seeking to appoint its inaugural President inviting candidates who will bring strategic vision and flair to a Technological University with a strong foundation in the South-West, creating huge potential in the region.

The new President will have superb networking and negotiation skills and the passion and personal authority to marshal a large and diverse community of staff, students and external partners around a shared vision for the new University. The President will be the University’s chief officer and accountable person, complying with the Code of Governance for public bodies and reporting to the Governing Body, within the legislative framework
of the Technological Universities Act (2018).

Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae, detailing academic and professional qualifications and experience, full employment history and relevant achievements. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at

Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Tralee are equal opportunities employers.


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