Job offer: Dean of Studies

HES-SO Genève invites applications to HEAD – Genève, Geneva School of Art and Design for the position of: Dean of Studies, HES Associate Lecturer

Employment rate: 80 -100%
Deadline for applications: 12 March 2021
Start date: 1 September 2021

As a member of the Board of Directors, the Dean of Studies is in charge of the HEAD Office of Studies, a service comprising a Studies Adviser and 4 secretaries, to which is added the International Relations service comprising a Head and a secretary.

You will assume the following duties:

  • Management of the Office of Studies and strategic supervision of the International Relations Department.
  • General planning of the academic year, in accordance with the HES-SO’s academic calendar.
  • Coordination of the implementation of HEAD’s academic strategy, in close cooperation with Management and the heads of departments and courses of study.
  • Verification of the conformity and coherence of the various study plans and other regulatory texts.
  • Supervision, planning and verification of all admission procedures and processes.
  • Supervision and verification of certification procedures (ECTS, diplomas).
  • Supervision and implementation of the accreditation and quality control processes for training courses.
  • Supervision and coordination of HEAD’s continuing education programme.
  • Supervision, planning and verification of student evaluation processes (EEE).
  • Investigation of complaints and appeals related to study programmes.
  • Participation in the recruitment process of teaching and research staff.
  • Teaching at BA and/or MA level.
  • Coordination of one or more development projects defined in the school’s strategic plans.


These duties must be in line with HEAD’s development perspectives, namely :​​​​

  • Strengthening the attractiveness of the school to future students.
  • Participating in strengthening the cultural influence of HEAD – Genève, in conjunction with its partners.
  • Encouraging actions aimed at respecting diversity, inclusiveness and equal opportunities.
  • Encouraging actions aimed at ecological and social sustainability.

  • Master’s degree from a University of Art or equivalent qualification.
  • In-depth knowledge of the academic system of Swiss UAS.
  • Experience in leading or coordinating staff members.
  • Proactivity in a rapidly changing academic environment, ability to suggest innovation.
  • Ability to develop reflective thinking with regard to your practice, including on a scientific level (publications or other research activities).
  • Ability to integrate into collective projects within varied teams.
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience in Design and/or Visual Arts or related fields.
  • Mastery of different teaching methods (oral and written expression, use of information and communication technologies [e-learning], etc.).
  • Teaching  qualifications to be completed or achieved within 3 years of hiring.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills and good organisational skills.
  • Fluency in French and English is essential. Proficiency in another language, particularly German, a plus.
  • Previous experience of academic management at tertiary level is an asset, as is training in the field of management or project management.

For further information, please contact Mrs Aleksandra Antosik, phone: +41 22 388 58 22
Complete application (incl. cover letter, CV, copy of certificates, list of publications/examples of personal work [if and only if this is specified in the profile under critical thinking skills], letters of recommendation should be sent in electronic format to: for the attention of Jean-Pierre Greff, Director, with “Head of Teaching Coordination” in the subject line.

The recruitment policy of HES-SO Genève/HEAD – Genève promotes equal opportunities and diversity.

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