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Vacancy – Rector

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Canadian Institute of Technology (CIT) is among the few Colleges and Universities of Albania teaching in English, committed to prepare its graduates who are able to develop values, skills and knowledge that they need to shape their lives, careers, and societies. To accomplish this, CIT is dedicated to offer excellent teaching programs, prepare career-oriented graduates, provide a teaching-learning environment and encourage research linked to community and society needs. Key to achieving the goal, CIT considers attracting and hiring qualified faculty staff and providing them with safe and supportive work environment.


The college promotes students’ self-motivation to excel and guides them toward professional careers and entrepreneurship in an environment of life-long learning. 


Job Description Summary


The Rector is the chief academic of the College and has overall responsibility for the direction, organization, administration and programs of the College.


Canadian Institute of Technology seeks a dynamic individual who will provide leadership, vision, and the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies.


The Rector is expected to lead and advocate for CIT while working collaboratively with the administration, faculty, staff, and students. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to providing a high quality, culturally inclusive, and equitable learning environment for a diverse student body; a commitment to facilitating grants and philanthropic contributions in support of teaching, advising, research, and scholarly activities; and a commitment to strategic actions to ensure that the CIT can fulfill its mission. CIT is a unique college oriented to consistently garner sizable external funding.


The Institution brings together an international community of scholars engaged in dissemination of knowledge, research, and postgraduate training. CIT serves as a think tank and it is a platform for new and creative ideas, as well as academic and policy dialogue. For more information please visit http://cit.edu.al.




  1. Applicants will have an earned a Full Professor Title, from an accredited institution, in the field that CIT offers the programs of studies, or closely related fields and a record of excellence in scholarship, teaching and service that would ensure eligibility for tenure at CIT.
  2. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in teaching.  
  3. Experience in leading positions (Dean, Rector) or equivalent at higher education institutions.  
  4. Written and spoken fluency in English Language.
  5. Evidence of a commitment to shared governance and the ability to work transparently, collaboratively, and effectively with other administrators, students, faculty, and staff.




  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts effectively and work within a collective.

– Evidence of success in efforts to recruit and retain a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty.

– Evidence of success in strategic planning, budget responsibility, and management of physical   and human resources including faculty, staff, and facilities.

– Evidence of success in contributing to university-wide accreditation, curriculum review, and development.

– Evidence of support for faculty research as well as student research experiences and experiential learning opportunities.

  • Evidence of successful communication and collaboration with the typical divisions found in university structures, and local and regional businesses, industry, government agencies, and tribal nations.
  • Evidence of supporting and strengthening Masters-level graduate programs.

– A record of significant and successful administrative leadership, as a dean or director, chair or equivalent in higher education with evidence of a commitment to advancing the quality of undergraduate and graduate/professional instruction.

– Experience in developing and growing graduate programs, in particular “self- support” programs.

– Successful administrative or leadership experience and significant budgetary responsibility.

– A record of promoting excellence in scholarship, teaching, public service, and outreach activities.

– A deep understanding of education and educational systems in Albania, North America and beyond.

– Strong management, communication, and fundraising skills.

– Evidence of and commitment to collaborative and consultative decision-making.

– Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment of shared governance.

– The capacity to relate effectively to faculty, staff, students and external constituencies.

– A demonstrated commitment to increase the diversity of students, faculty and staff, to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and non-discriminatory practices, and to fostering an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment.

– External fund raising experience and knowledge.                               

– Experience in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students.

– Excellent record of publications.

– Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with people across a range of differences and with a diverse range of disciplines and groups.

– Excellent record of funding from projects, agencies and industry, funded research center director etc.

– An understanding of and appreciation for the diverse missions and constituencies of this university.

– An understanding and appreciation of the breadth of activities that take place in the institution.

– An understanding and appreciation of the methodological diversity of educational research.

– Proven ability to promote a working environment among faculty and staff that rewards new ideas and innovation, builds collaboration, encourages teamwork and promotes diversity.

– The successful candidate must have a prominent academic profile with evidence of high quality research work in the course of his/her career. In addition, he/she will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary development and policymaking challenges and will have experience translating research for policy communities.

– Demonstrated management experience as the head of a university or research center is required.

– Established profile in the international community.

– Successful track record of fund raising. Knowledge and appreciation of and commitment to the principles.

– Capability to maintain close cooperation with individuals, governments and with research and teaching institutions worldwide in order to promote scientific cooperation. Great drive and initiative to achieve the goals



Rector will provide leadership to students, faculty and staff that fosters and sustains college-wide excellence in teaching, research and service, and prepares and supports a professional workforce. Working with the College’s leadership, the Rector will foster collaboration among deans and thereby play an important role in the growth and advancement of the College. The Rector will work with both faculties to articulate a vision for the College and work to implement that vision. This will require actively participating in fundraising efforts, retaining outstanding faculty, strengthening undergraduate and graduate educational programs, and creating a research environment that supports the creativity and innovation of faculty. The Rector will manage college resources to achieve the teaching, research and service mission. Finally, the Rector will oversee the supervision and support of academic and research, staff and students. Development and execution of the college’s strategic initiatives and contribution to the institution’s long-term cultivation is necessary.


Faculty’s Strategic Plan, Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility for leading the Faculties and managing the resources to accomplish teaching, research, and service mission;
  • Personnel Management Politics (e.g. attract and retain excellent and diverse faculty staff; support faculties development and teaching excellence; review faculties and staff for retention and promotion);
  • Academic and Curricular Planning (e.g. support curriculum and program development, policy design, and implementation; provide leadership in assessment);
  • Resource Management (e.g. administer staffing and physical resources, including those for instruction and research);
  • Advancement (e.g. develop and promote community and faculty relations; facilitate external funding and grants);
  • Enrollment Management (e.g. support student recruitment and retention; actively engage faculty and staff in identifying best practices; analyze and develop strategies to diversify campus).

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required.


APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format at [email protected], writing on the subject their name and the position they are applying for:

  • Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of leadership philosophy
  • Names/contact information for at least five (5) professional references who can speak to your qualifications for the position.
  • An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. The official transcripts are required upon hire.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, education and publications verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CIT employees who apply for the position.



Early response is encouraged.