Director of the Institute for the Future Education

Tecnologico de Monterrey
Salary Not specified
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Institute for the Future Education presents an exciting opportunity for a new Director to lead one of the most promising and strategic roles in our Institution and in the field. Designing, developing, and conducting the initiative that will continue to strengthen Tec de Monterrey´s global reputation in educational innovation and educational technologies.

Our dream is to shape the future of Education to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. With all these dreams and ideas in mind, this is an extraordinary opportunity for challenging ideas and forward-thinking in our Institute.

The core mission of the Institute is to generate, transfer, and disseminate applicable knowledge about educational innovation, connecting, inspiring, and accompanying those who seek disruptive solutions for the future of higher education and lifelong learning.

To carry out this mission, Tecnologico de Monterrey is committed to the creation of a Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Pole of educational innovation to serve as  one of the major centers of its kind in the world. The Institute for the Future of Education is composed of various Research Groups, an Excellence Research Lab (ERL), a Living Lab & Data Hub (LL&DH), an EdTech incubator and accelerator, an Observatory of Educational Innovation, an International Conference on Educational Innovation, and several other Educational Innovation initiatives.

To achieve the mission and dreams of the Institute, the ideal candidate must be someone who has a well-established conviction to change education in the world. The IFE leader will bring and commit her/his experience, knowledge, network, capacity, and passion for creating innovations that significantly impact the “state of the art” in Education. The candidate must guide the IFE’s initiatives of collaboration in high impact projects with big international consortiums, creating innovative science-based companies that develop with high impact potential, contributing to strengthening Tec de Monterrey´s reputation as a world-class reference in the field.

As the new Director, the ideal candidate will lead and design the IFE strategy, talent attraction,  and will play a key role in attracting national and international grants and funding for the operation of the institute. The Director will also represent Tecnológico de Monterrey in national and international forums (Government, Academic Institutions, International Organizations, Funding Organizations, Companies), contributing to its positioning as a leader in educational innovation, and generating a network of partners that supports its projects.


To carry out these promising and exciting challenges, the ideal candidate must possess strong leadership skills, scientific appreciation and sensitivity, communication and networking skills, a significantly vast network of stakeholders within academia and industry, and the passion for embracing our dream. As the leader of the Institute, our new Director must also be a role model for teamwork, collaboration, and leadership when it comes to coordinate the operation of the research groups and its member’s collaboration. 

  • Conviction to change education in the world
  • Visionary and strategist
  • Proven experience working in the area of Education
  • Proven ability of leadership experience in academia or industry
  • High-level research talent attractor
  • High-level international connections
  • A relevant record of grant attraction at the national and international levels
  • High level of English proficiency
  • A sufficient level of Spanish proficiency is desirable.

 About Tecnológico de Monterrey

Tecnológico de Monterrey is a private non-for-profit institution with over 26 campuses in Mexico. It has more than 89,000 students and 230,000 alumni. Our mission is to educate proactive, humanistic, and internationally-competitive leaders for the academic, business, civic, and government sectors. With over 100 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, we have established a reputation for providing educational experiences of the highest quality and fit for an increasingly globalized and digitalized world.

Our university is 155 in the world, one of the Top 5 in Latin America and Top 30 of the private universities in the world, according to the QS World University Ranking. The Times Higher Education World University Ranking considers it #1 in Mexico and #4 in Latin America. Besides, our university has been accredited since 1953 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of the United States. For more information about Tecnológico de Monterrey, please visit:

Tecnológico de Monterrey is a worldwide recognized university in Educational innovation. Some relevant educational innovation initiatives are the Tec21 educational model, The Observatory of educational innovation, which shares best practices with more than 500,000 professors and directors, and the International Conference on Educational Innovation, the most important conference in the field gathering more than 3,700 participants in 2019. Additionally, Tecnológico de Monterrey is the University with more educational innovation publications in Scopus in the last five years, and it is a leader in Educational Technology in the classroom.

Appointment date: January 2021

Application procedure:

Interested candidates should submit an application package including the following: curriculum vitae, cover letter, and evidence of academic credentials that might include student evaluations, publicationin academic journals, etc.

Please send the application package by e-mail to: Liliana Mendivil, Business Faculty Recruiter:

The review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.