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June 15, 2021

Seeking Dean for KASK & Conservatorium

Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent

Graduation festival 2020. Photo: Cheyenne Dekeyser.

KASK & Conservatorium is the school of arts of HOGENT and Howest. The school brings together talented and motivated students with outstanding educators, active artists, designers and theorists in art and design from all over the world. The mission statement of the school defines its main tasks: development of the arts, education and research in an international perspective. In addition, the school of arts is also a cultural actor itself and organises, among other things, exhibitions, concerts, drama performances, festivals, lectures and film screenings. KASK & Conservatorium has two campuses in the heart of Ghent and one in Kortrijk.

The member of staff who exercises the role of Head of Department in accordance with these regulations carries the title of dean. The Head of Department role is a full-time post, to start no earlier than the beginning of the new academic year (September 2021). The term of office of the Head of Department is a period of four years, renewable twice.

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The dean has a clear insight into the landscape of (arts) higher education and more specifically in the field of art and design. The dean is aware of the power and dynamics of the various players and is able, with a broad and clear vision, to not only inspire the team, but also the students, management and the sector(s). The dean understands the unique role and potential of a School of Arts and identifies routes to further strengthen added value, both nationally and internationally. The dean is a coach and leader who creates the space for staff to be autonomous within a transparent structure.

Please find the complete job description here.

Applications
You may apply for this vacancy up to and including July 6, 2021, only through hogent.be/vacatures, by providing your curriculum vitae and a motivation letter. Please specify as clearly as possible your periods of employment in your CV (with precise start and end dates).

Only complete applications submitted on time will be considered.

HOGENT and KASK & Conservatorium wish to reflect the society they work for in the best possible way. Candidates are selected on the basis of their qualities and skills, irrespective of gender, origin or disability.

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