10/06/2019

Search Underway For Chairpersons At Leading Tech Universities

The search has begun to fill the vacant chairperson position at two of Ireland's leading tech universities- Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

Education Minister Joe McHugh and Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor are calling on all suitable candidates to submit expressions of interest in the roles.

Minister McHugh said: "The chairperson of a governing body of a higher education institution is pivotal to the development and implementation of an institution's strategic direction and the achievement of its objectives.

"I would encourage candidates who have the qualifications, the necessary skills and experience to submit an expression of interest."

Expressions of interest will be assessed before Minister McHugh is provided with a shortlist of candidates who are deemed to be suitable for appointment to the governing body, from which the Minister will make his selection.

A detailed information booklet can be found here and expressions of interest may be made by submitting a curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter to boardvacancies@education.gov.ie.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 24 June 2019.

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