Vacancy notice for the position of ECMI Director

Deadline: 30 March 2019
Open to: applications from all pertinent disciplines will be considered
Benefits: 5-year term with the option of prolongation


The European Centre for Minority Issues is an independent research center in Flensburg/Germany established by agreement between the governments of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. ECMI conducts interdisciplinary research and practice-oriented projects in the field of minorities in Europe and offers advisory services on various dimensions of minority-majority relations. Minorities according to the ECMI statutes are national minorities and other traditional (autochthonous) ethnic groups. ECMI operates regional offices in Georgia, Kosovo, and Ukraine. The working language of the Centre is English.

The Director is, in co-operation with the Executive Board, responsible for the management of the Centre in terms of activities, personnel, and finances.


Requirements include a well-established academic profile in minority-majority relations, with experience in leading research positions (including as head of research groups) and scholarly qualifications equal to the requirement for a position as associate or full professor at universities. Substantial experience in administrative leadership and fund-raising is required.

Applications from all pertinent disciplines will be considered, although awareness of European legal standards in this area would be an advantage, as well as experience in the acquisition and implementation of externally funded projects. The candidate should also possess proven management and inter-personal skills at senior level. Knowledge of German and/or Danish is an asset, yet not required.


The position will be filled for a 5-year term with the option of prolongation.

How to apply?

Applications should include a c.v., full professional details, a complete list and 3 samples of publications, and be addressed to the
ECMI Executive Board, attention to Maj-⁠Britt Risbjerg Hansen (, no later than 30 March 2019.

You can send your application per email or by post.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held at ECMI headquarters in Flensburg in late April/⁠early May 2019.

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