Appointment of Chair

Dublin, Leinster
Non-remunerated role
16 October 2020
06 November 2020
Position / level
Board, Professional
Contract Type
Fixed term contract

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is a university with ambition to create a better world by addressing rapidly changing global challenges through exceptional research and education. It is proud to be Ireland’s first technological university – a modern, inspiring university where the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering and technology converge. With a student population of almost 30,000, with an offering from apprenticeship to PhD level, and more than 3,500 staff, the University is located on campuses spanning three large centres of population in Dublin and the Greater Dublin Region – Dublin City, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. The University’s impact-focused research aims to benefit society, communities and the economy; while cutting edge innovation and enterprise are at the heart of everything they do.

The Governing Body at TU Dublin is responsible for overseeing the University’s activities, determining its future direction and fostering an environment in which the institutional mission can be achieved, and the potential of all learners maximised. Governing Body members collectively provide high-level strategic oversight and ensure that adequate monitoring arrangements exist to support management in exercising proper stewardship and working towards agreed strategic objectives.

The Governing Body is now seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Chair. Through leadership of Governing Body, the Chair plays a central role in the effective governance and strategic oversight of the University. The successful candidate will have a significant track record of leadership and governance at a senior strategic level in large, complex organisations and will command the trust and respect of the members of the Governing Body, as well as that of the University’s staff, students and key stakeholders. Whether from the private, public or non-governmental sectors, candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment and affinity towards higher education and will have a deep understanding of the values and importance of public facing institutions and universities specifically. This is a non-remunerated role, and the new Chair may be appointed for a term of up to four years and can be reappointed for a second term of up to four years.

Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at quoting reference 4830.

The closing date for applications will be 5pm GMT, 6th November 2020.

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