EUA Council for Doctoral Education

Call for applications for new members of the EUA-CDE Steering Committee

27 October 2017

PDF: Call for applications for new members of the EUA-CDE Steering Committee
The EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) is looking to fill two vacant Steering Committee positions.
The EUA-CDE Steering Committee convenes three to four times a year; it prepares and implements the EUA-CDE work programme together with the secretariat and advises on topics of interest and future activities.
The EUA Board has established a Nominations Committee. It will be the responsibility of the Nominations Committee to prepare a shortlist of candidates for consideration by the EUA Board. Steering Committee members will be appointed for a period of three years, once renewable. The Nominations Committee will seek to retain a Steering Committee that is diverse in terms of geography and gender.
The present Steering Committee has the following members:
- Chair: Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester, UK
- Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Technical University of Munich, Germany
- Flavio Canavero, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
- Edwin Constable, University of Basel, Switzerland
- Aleksandra Kanjuo-Mrcela, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Timo Korkeamäki, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
- Mary McNamara, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Mossadek Talby, Aix-Marseille University, France
- Murat Özgören, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
- Martine Rahier, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (ex-officio EUA Board member)
The members to be replaced are: Mary McNamara and Flavio Canavero.
New members will begin their mandate in March 2018 with the first steering committee meeting on 28 March 2018 in Brussels. Candidates interested in becoming a member of the Steering Committee should fulfil the criteria set out below.
- Demonstrate a considerable level of expertise and concrete experience concerning institutional management of doctoral education.
- Be knowledgeable about national and international debates and policies in the area.
- Have a clear and well informed vision for doctoral education in Europe. This vision should be described in a short statement to be sent with the application.
- Have a position of institution-wide responsibility in a EUA-CDE member university at the level of vice-rector or similar.
Candidates should send a short CV, cover letter demonstrating the criteria above as well as the motivation to apply, and the short statement on their vision for doctoral education in Europe to Caroline Marissal ( at the latest by 30 November 2017.
Questions about applications can be addressed to Alexander Hasgall, Head of EUA-CDE (