Rector, Webster University Uzbekistan

The Rector of Webster University – Uzbekistan serves as the senior executive officer of Webster University operations in the Republic of Uzbekistan, providing overall leadership and tactical operations aligned with the university’s mission and vision and the directives of the Office of Global Campuses and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Rector is responsible for strategic planning, academic development, enrollment enhancement, fiscal management, campus administration, campus life, personnel, local brand management, and relations with government, business, education, and nonprofit sectors.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world. Webster University’s global locations include Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Greece, Ghana, China, and Uzbekistan with American-style traditional campuses.

Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D.);

Demonstrated leadership, administrative and management track record in an international setting, including ability to work effectively within local culture

Knowledge of and experience in Central Asia in academic leadership and/or administration is desirable; familiarity with or willingness to become familiar with Uzbek higher education related law and policy

Commitment to high quality, innovative, U.S.-style student-centered learning and to providing students with transformative education for individual excellence and global citizenship

Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a diverse, multi-cultural, complex international organization

Excellent communication skills; ability to work with a variety of internal and external constituencies

Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Uzbek and Russian is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Essential Duties

Management duties: The Rector plays a vital role in leading Webster University Uzbekistans efforts to grow, organizationally develop, and ensure academic and operational excellence. Crafts, fosters engagement, and implements the organizational strategy (vision and objectives) and operating budget, in alignment with the Main Campus direction regarding advancement, sustainability, and mission. Supports strong ties with the Ministry of Education, fellow Uzbek university rectors, and other government and educational entities. Develops and fosters local and international relationships with the business, government, and other communities to enhance recognition of Webster University, its students, programs, teaching, and research. Works with internal and external constituencies, interacting with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, to champion the institutions mission to transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Collaborates and works closely with Webster Universitys other international campus directors, the deans of Webster Universitys colleges and schools, senior staff of the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the leadership of the offices of Enrollment Management, Global Marketing & Communications, Information Technology, and Alumni & Development Administrative duties:

Develops and submits yearly and annual budget/financial projections and objectives

Presents monthly adjusted forecasts on enrollment (new and returning), operations expenses, needs for hiring

Leads and validates upgrades in internal/local student/staff/faculty related policies

Coordinates the edition of the annual report

Supervises all operational divisions and academic committees, and processes their recommendations

Initiates or encourages initiatives supporting student enrollment and retention, promotion and respect of process, and academic excellence

Assesses annually the performance of permanent staff and faculty (teaching, research, service to the community)

Maintains the organization in alignment with the revenues and needs for services

Ensures that all processes exist, are implemented, are continuously improved and are compliant with local and international, as well as Webster, requirements

Develops high level relationships and partnerships with local universities, and feeding schools, stakeholders (alumni, companies, authorities)

Actively supports efforts in fundraising and positively represents the University

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No

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Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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