The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) is a distributed research infrastructure. CESSDA ERIC provides large-scale, integrated, and sustainable services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation. The Main Office is located in Bergen, Norway.
CESSDA ERIC is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of: DIRECTOR.
The director is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Scientific Officer, and legal representative of CESSDA ERIC, leading the team and organisation.
The candidate should be able to further develop the organisation and its strategy based on CESSDA’s current strategy and demonstrate the leadership ability to do so. The candidate should have the organisational and management skills to deliver on a complex and evolving European research infrastructure organisation. Specific experience from the European Research Area, ESFRI process, ERICs, EOSC, and international arena, as well as the key funding mechanisms available, is desirable.
The Director is expected to have her/his daily office and home base at the Main Office in Bergen. Regular travel to service providers in other European locations and to events and committees at the EU level is an important part of the role.
The Director will be appointed for a five-year period and can be re-appointed. The salary offered will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Relocation assistance will also be offered, where appropriate.
To submit an application, please send your Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter describing your motivation to the Chair of the CESSDA ERIC General Assembly, Helena Laaksonen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use “CESSDA Director” in the title field.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 15 December 2021.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly and should be prepared to participate in an interview with members of the CESSDA ERIC Recruitment Committee in Bergen, Norway. The interview date is to be confirmed (January 2022).
Anticipated start date in office, for the appointed Director: March 2022.
CESSDA ERIC is an inclusive, equal-opportunity, and non-discriminatory employer.
For more information, contact the Vice-Chair of the CESSDA ERIC General Assembly Matthias Reiter-Pázmándy: email@example.com.