International Call for the position of Rector


Open international call for rector

Roles, responsibilites

  • directing the University’s three-tier (BA, MA, PhD/DLA) education, non-degree education, research and innovation, and other creative and scientific activities;
  • co-developing and directing the implementation of the strategy as it relates to the University’s core activities, in line with the strategic principles and objectives identified by the Foundation maintaining the University;
  • co-developing and managing the University’s domestic and international professional network;
  • managing organizational units belonging to the Rector’s Office;
  • co-developing and participating in the operation of the University’s quality assurance system, as well as in the development of performance, outcomes and impact evaluation, human resources, and development strategies and plans related to the University’s core activities;
  • co-developing systems of academic, professional, and well-being contributions to students and the Faculty and cooperation with the CEO in operating these systems;
  • exercising employer’s rights as specified in the policies

Eligibility criteria


  • dynamic, future-oriented thinking;
  • highly organized; proven skills in leadership: a strong sense of responsibility with a cooperative approach to leading, managing and supporting people;
  • general understanding of the complex nature of the ecological, geopolitical, economical, technological, and socio-cultural challenges of contemporary Europe and the Central and Eastern European region;
  • coherent concept on the future of higher education in general and the purpose of universities in the 21st century;
  • in-depth understanding of the art and design higher education space;
  • a holistic approach to knowledge; ability, curiosity, and aspiration to build bridges across different areas of art, design, science, and enterprise;


  • exceptional communication skills; ability to represent the University in-house and in the public square;
  • perfect command of written and spoken English;
  • large and relevant international network;
  • minimum three (3) years of executive experience in higher education;
  • minimum ten (10) years of experience as an educator or education organizer, with an experience in higher education teaching; a deep appreciation of teaching and administrative excellence;
  • academic degree (nostrified or recognised in Hungary, or agreeing to have their academic degree obtained abroad nostrified in Hungary);


  • University Professor title, or credible evidence of ongoing process for obtaining a University Professor title (in the case of a title previously conferred by an institution outside Hungary, agreeing to participate in a process required for appointment to University Professor at MOME);
  • high level of integrity, fairness, and exceptional judgment;
  • a strong commitment to intellectual pluralism, freedom of thought, and the diversity of opinions
  • no criminal record and confirmation of no debarment or disqualification from pursuing the required activities;
  • willingness to relocate (with family) to Budapest, Hungary;


  • experience with leading change processes in complex organizations;
  • experience in fundraising, especially within the European Union’s research and innovation funding framework;
  • proven track record of cross-border professional collaborations within Europe and/ or the Central and Eastern European region.

Application procedure

Applications should include the following:


  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of Degrees or Certification
  • Passport First Data Page
  • Contact Information For Two (2) Professional References
  • Certificate of no criminal record issued within the last three months, or foreign equivalent
  • A draft of the envisaged Rector's programme, in line with the University's public strategic objectives and efforts

    Meeting of all eligibility criteria will be confirmed based on all required documents submitted by the submission deadline specified.

Submission of the application:

Please send your application and supporting documents to the following e-mail address with the title ‘Application for Rector’:

Please indicate that you are applying for the Rector of MOME post in the subject line of your e-mail.

After the publication of the call for applications, those interested in applying will be offered the opportunity for personal on-site orientation visits by appointment with the University between 1 January 2023 and 30 April 2023.



Type of employment:

Term of appointment:
Fixed term of 4 years.


Deadline for application submission:
31 May 2023

Place of employment:
H-1121 Budapest, Zugligeti út 9-25. Hungary

as per agreement

Date of filling the position:
The position may be filled on 1 August 2024 at the earliest.

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

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