Search for a President

Search for a President

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Image courtesy of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem.
March 25, 2015
Search for a President

Term: five years

Application deadline: April 9, 2015

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Mount Scopus
Jerusalem 9124001

Bezalel is a unique art institution and a leader in teaching, research, and design in the fields of art, design, and architecture. Bezalel is committed to training future generations of outstanding artists and designers in Israel to lead ethical, aesthetic, and intellectual change in the Israeli arena.

The President stands at the head of the Academy, designing its vision, managing its affairs, leading the Academy to be at the cutting edge of research; and is responsible for representing the Academy in Israel and abroad, for the Academy’s administrative management, and for raising resources.

The Search Committee for the President of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem is now accepting applicants for the position for a five-year tenure beginning in 2015. The position is designed for individuals who have an academic-management vision and who are looking to face the challenges that surround higher education and culture in Israel. Applicants should see in Bezalel the opportunity for change in a challenging reality. The position includes leading the building of a new campus in the center of Jerusalem and transitioning throughout a cultural and academic center, in addition to formulating and strengthening an academic staff that will continue to lead Bezalel as an institution at the forefront of education, design, and research that draws the best lecturers in the field.

For submissions, please send a CV and all other relevant documentation.

The President of Bezalel must be an academic at the level of professor or higher and a citizen of the State of Israel at the time s/he takes up the position. The Search Committee will examine, among other criteria:
– A comprehensive cultural background, knowledge, and significant involvement in the fields of art, design and architecture
– A known and respected academic record in Israel and abroad
– Management and administrative experience and ability
– Fundraising experience
– Proven management experience in a public or academic institutions, knowledge of the academic system and developments in Israel and abroad
– The ability to represent the Academy to the Council for Higher Education, and in the public and the academic and artistic community in Israel and abroad

The last date for submission of applications or applicant names is April 9.

For questions and inquiries, please contact:
Anat Malka, Search Committee Coordinator
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Mount Scopus
P.O Box 24046
Jerusalem 9124001
Or by email: [email protected]

Submissions to and discussions of the search committee will be kept fully confidential. The committee does not guarantee that each candidate will be called before the committee. The committee is permitted to invite candidates whose names have not been submitted by outside parties.


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