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Atlantic Technological University
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 26, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Full Time
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The new Atlantic Technological University (“ATU”), which will be established on 01 April 2022, will be one of the largest multi-campus universities on the island of Ireland. The Technological University is now seeking to appoint its inaugural President and is inviting suitable applicants for the role.

This merger will be transformative to third level education in Ireland and the University will span the West and North-West region via eight campuses initially offering almost 600 academic programmes for over 20,200 students supported by 2,215 staff. The University will have a strong student focus and will bring together students, enterprise and communities spanning a unique geographical region which offers a high level of cultural, artistic and outdoor activities providing an excellent quality of life for its inhabitants.

The Role

The first President of this new Technology University will be a transformative leader who will empower and inspire our University community to realise ATU’s vision in the region, nationally and globally. The successful candidate, as President, will provide critical academic and executive leadership within the University community. They will lead the step-change in strategic research capacity required as a Technological University and the integration of three Institutes into a unified entity. They will be a strong external advocate for our vision to educate, inspire and develop talent to accelerate the sustainable economic development, social and cultural development of our region and beyond.

The Person

The successful candidate will have highly developed leadership, organisational and communication skills, combined with the strategic capability, vision and drive to shape the future of the Technological University. They will have comprehensive knowledge and experience at a senior level that includes third level education institutions and similar research bodies, which may also involve business/enterprise, the public sector or similar complex large organisations. The TU President will have a proven track record of academic research leadership and achievement of significant research funding. They will also have proven experience of developing, delivering and leading strategic change and possess an ability to articulate and frame the ambition of a large organisation.

Application and Further Information

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of the Atlantic Technological University. Further information is available at (Search Ref. ATU0122).

Applications are to be submitted online and must include:

  1. A cover letter (max. two A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the role of President, why it is of interest and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role;
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant academic and professional qualifications, experience and achievements in your career to date.

Any enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

All enquiries should be directed to Mazars.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 21st January 2022 at 12pm noon (Local Dublin Time)

Atlantic Technological University is an equal opportunities employer.

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