The Ukrainian Catholic University is an open academic community living the Eastern Christian tradition and forming leaders to serve with professional excellence in Ukraine and internationally – for the glory of God, the common good, and the dignity of the human person.
In 2020, UCU began implementing a new development strategy for the university for 2025, according to which UCU is to become “a community that serves.” The Rector of UCU is the inspiring leader in the realization of Strategy 2025, prepared to sacrificially serve his colleagues – students, teachers, and staff at UCU, and also to preserve, foster, and multiply “the efforts and aspirations of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church and Ukrainian scholars to create an institution of higher learning which would grow on the soil of Christian spirituality, culture, and world view and would be a world-class educational and research center, and also a site of ecumenical dialogue and reconciliation in Ukraine.”
According to the statutes on the organization of elections and the regulations for choosing a rector of UCU, a candidate for the position of Rector should meet the requirements of Ukrainian law and the criteria for qualifications listed in the Profile of an UCU Rector; in particular, the candidate should be a spiritual leader and moral authority who in his or her life demonstrates Christian values, is knowledgeable about the Eastern Christian tradition, history, and teachings of the Catholic Church in Ukraine and globally, and has a rich experience of cooperation with the UGCC, Catholic universities, and other religious organizations.
Candidates for the position of Rector of UCU should provide documents for participation in the competition by 15 April 2021. To participate in the competition, candidates also must sign the Obligation to maintain the Ethical Code of the University.
Documents should be sent by e-mail to the Nominating Committee, [email protected], and originals of the documents should be received by 15 April 2021 at the address: I. Svientsitskoho Str. 17, Human Resources Department (room 212), Lviv.
The Rector will be elected on 25 June 2021 at the meeting of the UCU Senate.