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Recruitment of new deputy vice-chancellor

As the current deputy vice-chancellor Eva Wiberg has been proposed for the position of vice-chancellor at the University of Gothenburg, Lund University is looking to appoint a new deputy vice-chancellor, starting 1 July 2017.

The vice-chancellor is to have a deputy (entitled deputy vice-chancellor), who acts on behalf of the vice-chancellor when the latter is away. The deputy vice-chancellor is appointed by the University Board. A person is eligible for the position of deputy vice-chancellor if he or she meets the eligibility requirements for a position as professor or senior lecturer.

News about the process  

At its meeting on 19 May, the nominating committee found that the process for appointing a deputy vice-chancellor to succeed Eva Wiberg will have to be extended. The extension is necessary to accommodate the University Board’s intention, in accordance with the Electoral College’s request, to present several potential candidates for the post. The continued process will be discussed at the University Board meeting on 16 June.

Process of appointing a new deputy vice-chancellor

The work will proceed according to the following general timetable:

  • 15 February: The Board appoints an internal nominating committee and takes a decision on the process
  • 21 March: The Board takes a decision on the person specification for the deputy vice-chancellor, after consultation with teaching staff, other employees and students through the Electoral College
  • 22 March: Information on the vacant position as deputy vice-chancellor, and the opportunity to nominate candidates
  • 17 April: Last day to submit an expression of interest or to nominate candidates
  • 10–11 May: Candidates interviewed by the nominating committee
  • 19 May: Candidates presented to the Electoral College by the nominating committee
  • 24 May The Electoral College interviews candidates
  • 31 May: The Electoral College votes and submits its statement to the nominating committee
  • 16 June: The University Board appoints a temporary deputy vice-chancellor

Although the process includes the following steps, because of the nominating committee’s decision on 19 May to extend the process, no date has been set for them.

  • The nominating committee presents candidates to the Electoral College
  • The Electoral College interviews candidates
  • The Electoral College votes and submits its statement to the nominating committee
  • The University Board appoints a new deputy vice-chancellor

Read more about the Electoral College

The nominating committee

The nominating committee is composed of the following members:

  • Jonas Hafström, (chair) convener
  • Sven Lidin (lecturer)
  • Anna Stellinger (external)
  • Oskar Styf (student)

The following people have the right to attend, make statements and proposals at the meetings of the nominating committee:

  • a representative of the Lund University Students’ Unions: Björn Sanders
  • a representative for each of the employee organisations:
    Saco-S Lars-Åke Lööv
    OFR/S Jacob Branting
    SEKO Ingrid Lagerbäck

Chair of the Electoral College Mats Benner will attend one of the meetings of the nominating committee (in accordance with a decision taken by the nominating committee on 20 February).

The chair of the nominating committee has the casting vote during the committee meetings.

Head of Office Cecilia Billgren will provide the nominating committee with administrative support. The group will report continuously to the Board

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